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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 La Bestia

Chile, Tarapaca

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It is located in the Cavancha peninsula in Iquique, in front of the Hotel Terrado

English (Translate this text in English): It is located in the Cavancha peninsula in Iquique, in front of the Hotel Terrado

English (Translate this text in English): It is located in the Cavancha peninsula in Iquique, in front of the Hotel Terrado

English (Translate this text in English): It is located in the Cavancha peninsula in Iquique, in front of the Hotel Terrado

DistanceIn the city

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name El Bajo, El Toro.

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityTotally Epic

ExperiencePros or kamikaze only...

FrequencyRarely break (5day/year)

Wave

TypeReef-rocky

DirectionLeft

BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)

PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouthWest, South

Good wind directionNorth, NorthEast

Swell sizeStarts working at 2.5m-3m / 8ft-10ft and holds up to 5m / 16 ft and over

Best tide position

Best tide movement

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Week crowdEmpty

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Dangers

- Rips / undertow

 Additional Information

El Bajo is one of Chile's biggest wave. When it gets over 15 ft. its tow-in only.

English (Translate this text in English): El Bajo is one of Chile's biggest wave. When it gets over 15 ft. its tow-in only.

English (Translate this text in English): El Bajo is one of Chile's biggest wave. When it gets over 15 ft. its tow-in only.

English (Translate this text in English): El Bajo is one of Chile's biggest wave. When it gets over 15 ft. its tow-in only.

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General

Super big, super hollow, super powerful.

English (Translate this text in English): Super big, super hollow, super powerful.

English (Translate this text in English): Super big, super hollow, super powerful.

English (Translate this text in English): Super big, super hollow, super powerful.

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By chilean , 27-11-2006

Not la bestia?of course yes it is!!! - Fuck yeah it is La bestia, im from Iquique and ...come on..fuck lobitos..?¿bull shit

By anonymous , 11-02-2006

cold water? - you will find cold water, more south, spots near santiago, like pichilemu, puertecillo, but not here. in summer you can surf with a lycra.

By anonymous , 10-01-2006

photo 3 - photo 3 is NOT la bestia, it's lobitos in northern peru, nonetheless the surfer is one of the guys who made la bestia known to the world, gabriel villaran

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