Continent
South America
Country
Chile
Next Big City
Antofagasta
Next Town
Antofagasta
 
Type:
Ocean
Rider Ability:
Beginner, Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Camping, Parking

Water

Type:
Chop
Hazards:
No information
Quality:
Clean
Best Tide:
Tide independent

Cool clear water, choppy, no waves.

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Medium
Hazards:
None
Beach Users:
None

Weather

Spring:
Normal
Summer:
Shorty, Normal
Fall:
Normal
Winter:
Normal

Wind

Best Months:
January, February, March, September, October, November, December
Wind Type:
Thermal
Best Direction:
S
Main Direction:
S, SSW, SW

If you want to go to a 100% secure site, this is the spot. On summer the wind is onshore all the time, everyday. Its day range starts from 6-8 kts at 11:00 a.m. picking up to 20-25 kts at midday (2-3 p.m.) which lasts for about 3-4 hours, and decreases from 6-8 p.m. The summer season, which is the best, goes from mid October to April with a day range is from 11am to 8pm and a peak between 2-3pm. Off season is possible but you take your chances, maybe one day out of four.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Short walk

You have to take a 2 hour flight or a 20 hour bus from Santiago to Antofagasta city. In Antofagasta you have to take a taxi to the Rinconada beach, the beach is very long (about 3 km) and has an East-West orientation, tell the taxi driver to leave you at the West point, at the natural reserve area. Over there you can prepare your camping and get ready to have a great time.

Extra information

Rules
None

Nightlife

No information