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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaya surfboard in Macaroni, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Intendencia

Chile, Tarapaca

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 20° 13.139' S
Longitude: 70° 9.427' W

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Intendencia is located north of Playa Cavancha in Iquique.

English (Translate this text in English): Intendencia is located north of Playa Cavancha in Iquique.

English (Translate this text in English): Intendencia is located north of Playa Cavancha in Iquique.

English (Translate this text in English): Intendencia is located north of Playa Cavancha in Iquique.

DistanceIn the city

WalkGood walk (15-30 mn)

Easy to find?OK

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)

Wave

TypeReef-rocky

DirectionLeft

BottomSandy with rock

PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionWest, SouthWest

Good wind directionEast, NorthEast

Swell sizeStarts working at and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+

Best tide positionHigh tide only

Best tide movementRising tide

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdFew surfers

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Dangers

- Urchins
- Rips / undertow
- Rocks
- Localism

 Additional Information

Heavy left. Need to be perfect to riddeable. Intendencia is a short wave. If you wipe out, you're dead. The drop is almost impossible to make. This spot is specially good for bodyboarding, but is also good for surfing.

English (Translate this text in English): Heavy left. Need to be perfect to riddeable. Intendencia is a short wave. If you wipe out, you're dead. The drop is almost impossible to make. This spot is specially good for bodyboarding, but is also good for surfing.

English (Translate this text in English): Heavy left. Need to be perfect to riddeable. Intendencia is a short wave. If you wipe out, you're dead. The drop is almost impossible to make. This spot is specially good for bodyboarding, but is also good for surfing.

English (Translate this text in English): Heavy left. Need to be perfect to riddeable. Intendencia is a short wave. If you wipe out, you're dead. The drop is almost impossible to make. This spot is specially good for bodyboarding, but is also good for surfing.

Atmosphere

Some people say that Intendencia is like Teahupoo but at a small scale. The danger is similar though.

English (Translate this text in English): Some people say that Intendencia is like Teahupoo but at a small scale. The danger is similar though.

English (Translate this text in English): Some people say that Intendencia is like Teahupoo but at a small scale. The danger is similar though.

English (Translate this text in English): Some people say that Intendencia is like Teahupoo but at a small scale. The danger is similar though.

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By anonymous , 22-04-2006

riptide - get urself a hold of the riptide revolutions issue n see ben playr takin off bhind th peak, then paddle out n see wat im talkin bout

By Mirou , 09-02-2006

dangerous - You cant' tell from the beach (the road actually) how powerull is the wave. It's hard to find the right sopt for the line up. The wave suck so much water and the lip is so massive that you can feel the vibration of the impact when you are in the water. The most intense wave I have ever surf, not for beginners

By anonymous , 17-11-2005

Iquique - Lots of spongers in this city and the bad thing is that they are pretty damn good due to the good,hollow waves. They sit in a pack at most of the breaks (shoulder to shoulder) right on the peak and it's hard to get the set waves. Not as uncrowded as people think here. Get up early and you will score though.

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