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 La Boca

Chile, Central Santiago

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 32° 55.028' S
Longitude: 71° 30.801' W

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 Access

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.

Para llegar en auto tienes muchas formas, algunas de estas son:
-Seguir todo el borde costero (Ir hacia el norte de las dunas de concon)
-Por medio de la ruta F-32
-Por medio de la ruta F-30-E
En caso de no tener auto, tomar las siguientes micros
601 (se va por costa)
602 (Pasa regularmente)
605 (Es una de las mas lentas en cuanto a recorrido)
303-302 Salen desde quilpue.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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

Special access4x4

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name Desembocadura

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityNormal

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)

Wave

TypeRivermouth

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy with rock

PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful, Fun, Ledgey

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthVery Long (300 to 500 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

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

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Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdUltra crowded

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Dangers

- Rips / undertow
- Rocks
- Pollution

 Additional Information

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

Este lugar posee muchas zonas para surfear, generalmente el lugar se divide en 3. Estos son:
-El sector de las escuelas: Esta zona se destaca por tener olas suaves y algo campanas (close-out). Generalmente, este es el que mas se llena de toda la playa, tiene un ambiente muy relajado. Algo asi como soul-surf :).

-Desde la ultima escuela a la desembocadura: Esta zona se destaca por tener potentes izquierdas y una gran derecha (llamada la fantasma) que puede correr mucho e incluso entubar. Aquí el ambiente se destaca por ser un poco mas ''serio'' en cuanto al surf, hay desde intermedios, pasando por locales hasta surfistas del circuito FECHSURF. NOTA: TENER MUCHO CUIDADO EN ESTA ZONA EN ESPECIAL HACIA LA DESEMBOCADURA, POR LAS FUERTES CORRIENTES QUE JALAN MAR ADENTRO (HAN FALLECIDO A LO MENOS 5 PERSONAS POR IMPRUDENCIA)

-Desde la desembocadura hasta punta piedra: Zona destacada por tener hermosa naturaleza y olas enormes. Cuando el mar esta plano, cruzas el rio y encuentras tu ola, hay una gran variedad. Solo debes animarte y cruzar :). PD: Aquí siempre hay olas. Idealmente ir cuando el reporte marca 0,5-0.8 hacia abajo.

Ahora en cuanto a la ola:
Generalmente es muy sensible al viento, debes levantarte temprano e ir en la mañana. En días normales es una ola normal suave, no esperes grandes sorpresas. Ahora, cuando las olas llegan de S-SW se desata un espectáculo, ya que la ola es totalmente diferente, corre muchos metros hasta la orilla y tiende a tener mucha fuerza. Ocasionalmente abre tubos, difíciles de salir. Finalmente, cabe destacar que la ola es muy variada, ya que depende del fondo-Viento-Dirección de las olas.
PD: MEJORES CONDICIONES: S-SW;15-16s; viento:S-SE.

English (Translate this text in English): 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

English (Translate this text in English): 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

Atmosphere

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.

Ambiente muy relajado, generalmente se respira un aire de Soul-Surf y mucha buena onda. Si no tienes donde dejar tus cosas, puedes ir a una escuela y pedir que te las cuiden (Son muy amigables :) ).

English (Translate this text in English): 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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.

General

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.

Muy entretenido, ideal para toda la familia. Si quieres pasar un buen rato. Este es tu lugar :D

English (Translate this text in English): 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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.

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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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