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Miatencillo surf?« on: February 01 2010 14:02:00 »
My husband and I are visiting Chile for a week. Since we don't want to make the drive to Pichimelu, we have considered going to Maitencillo. Does anyone know what kind of wave this is, how big it can get in February, etc?
My husband is an expert surfer and I am intermediate, but we will be happy with any surfable wave.
Thanks in advance for your help!
Kelley & Steve
RE: Miatencillo surf?« Reply #1 on: February 05 2010 18:02:887 »
Hello! I'm chilean and I haven't been that many times in Maitencillo, but still I can tell you this: It's a very short but nice pointbreak wich can get very crowded specially on that time, being so short gives you very few chances to catch waves. It's also full of children bothering in the white water. If you wake up at 7 am you'll be fine. It also has beachbreak but isn't good at all. It can get very big, hollow and very quick closeout, pretty much unsurfable most of the time. If you rent a car you might want to explore a few kms north from Maitencillo to "Salinas de Puyai".Much nicer beachbreak and not crowded at all. To be honest I much prefer to surf in Reñaca, Viña del Mar, wich is very close to Santiago. Surf isn't really good but has very good nightlife. Cheers!