Surfing in Punta de Lobos, Pichilemu, O'Higgins Chile

Skill level:
Advanced and Professional
Wave lenght:
300m/984ft to 500m/1640ft
Pichilemu is a small city located in central Chile, widely known as a beach resort, on the coast of the Pacific Ocean. Surrounded by pine, eucalyptus and native forests along with fresh water lagoons, Pichilemu is a wonderful destination for nature lovers.

However, the main reason why most people visit the city is because of the big wave surfing conditions, offered in Punta de Lobos beach. The beach is widely known for its dark sand and the world class wave quality, one of the best in Chile.

With very consistent wind frequency and wind direction blowing from the south and southeast, this spot turns up to be a perfect place for big wave surfers. The size of the swell starts working at less than 1 m/3 ft and holds up to 5 m/16 ft and over. The point break wave has left direction and is fast and hollow while the bottom of the sea is sandy with a few rocks.

The weather conditions are ideal during winter months. Perfect for experienced and professional surfers only, this beach is an amazing playground, offering lots of excitement and fun. Punta de Lobos beach is home to many national surfing competitions as well as the Quicksilver international big wave contest.

Prepare yourself to enjoy a strong, powerful wave, considered to be the best surfing destination in Latin America. In order to enter the break, you have to demonstrate perfect timing otherwise strong waves can throw you against big rocks. Keep in mind that there are heavy currents and the water is cold all year round.