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Latitude: 32° 55.028' S
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From Santiago bus terminal, buses run straight to Concon fishing village, or take a bus to Vina del Mar then collectivo along the coast to Concon.
DistanceIn the city
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Alternative name Desembocadura
FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)
DirectionRight and left
BottomSandy with rock
PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful, Fun, Ledgey
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthVery Long (300 to 500 m)
Good swell directionNorth, NorthWest, SouthWest, South
Good wind directionSouth, SouthEast, East, NorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 5m / 16 ft and over
Best tide positionAll tides
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Week crowdFew surfers
Week-end crowdUltra crowded
- Rips / undertow
La Boca always has waves, Punta del Piedra is the long beach on the other side of the river, if La Boca has no waves simply cross the river and walk until you find a peak. During the El Nino, La Boca was world class, but it can be crap and mushy or a horrendous closeout too on a west swell. Renaca has very good, but crowded peaky waves - compared to the wedge (?)Lots of Beautiful girls, but the local Renaca surfers are generally wankers. Ritoque is a scary big wave spot, Horcon has an excellent left point on monster swells this is an epic surfing coast
Too many spongers, they used to have there own little spongy spot around the corner at Playa Amarilla, now they've migrated to La Boca. The beach is ugly and polluted, oil refinery round the corner. But between here, Ritoque -the very far end of a 10 mile or so long beach which encompasses La Piedra too, you are going to be surfing good to excellent waves every day, I know because I did for 2 years.
Scary, mellow, epic, frustrating, clean tubes, mush balls, smell of oil, big fucking sealions , a view of Mount Aconcagua to die for. Offshores howling off the Andes, cold Antarctic onshores. Basically a spot that can be crap or incredible and world class, depending on swell, river flow, banks etc. There is also a left point off the rocks by the fishermens yard that the spongies like, personally I wouldn't risk my fins.
By Anonymous , 15-07-2009
La Boca local - I 've been a local here since last year. Some march and april days were epic. Dawn patroling is necesary.
By Marcelo Arceu , 16-01-2008
speed wave - the boca beach is a wave very fast, the tube is very intensive and dificult, la ola es muy rapisa y desordenada hay que apurar y un buen parellon te espera.... suerte bro
By anonymous , 11-12-2004
Help! - Next year i want to study abroad in Valparaiso, chile and i was wondering if anyone knew any good surf spots that were not so polluted and shitty. Or even some tips on how to get more south for waves how long it takes etc...
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