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Biobio Surfing

Chile - South > South Chile
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Until recently, the southernmost limits of the surf in Chile was Pichilemu, in Region 6. Knowing that it's long narrow coastline contains 12 regions, that pretty much meant that half of the country remained unexplored. Chilean surfers started to tap the immense potential of virgin pointbreak and rivermouth lefts in the mid ?90s, but word only got out 10 years later, when environmental issues emerged. Proposed pulp mills and coal-fired power stations like Los Robles in the Loanco area are threatening to poison some quality breaks with arsenic and lead, which convinced the locals it was a better plan to publicise the surfing resources than to keep it secret and see the waves disappear. These sleepy agricultural regions still plough using oxen and there are few accommodation options for budget travellers, as camping is the way to go. All the points/rivermouths in the area are heavily sandbar dependent, so either side of winter is best.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
                       
8 - 24°C
4/3
6 - 22°C
4/3
5 - 15°C
4/3
3 - 13°C
4/3
4 - 17°C
4/3
6 - 22°C
4/3
+ Handful of world-class lefts
+ Beautiful region
+ Very consistent swells
+ Cheap, friendly
- Really cold water
- Sandbank dependent
- Exposed to winds & rains
- Some pollution problems
- Not easy to reach
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  Forecast Surf Report Stormrider Guide
Guide icon Forecast icon Curanipe Star Star Star Grey Star Grey Star 6.5ft 13secs 228° 7mph Clear No Reports Available. No Data Available Sand 8
2
S - W Southerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Tregualemu Star Grey Star Grey Star Grey Star Grey Star 6.5ft 13secs 228° 15mph Clear No Reports Available. Left Pointbreak Rock Ledge and Sand 12
4
S - W South Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Pullay Star Grey Star Grey Star Grey Star Grey Star 6.5ft 13secs 228° 15mph Clear No Reports Available. Left Pointbreak Sand 8
3
S - W Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon La Rinconada Star Grey Star Grey Star Grey Star Grey Star 6.5ft 13secs 228° 15mph Clear No Reports Available. Left Pointbreak Uneven Reef and Sand 10
3
S - W South Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Praia Mela Star Star Grey Star Grey Star 5ft 13secs 237° 11mph Clear No Reports Available. No Data Available Sand 8
3
S - W South Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Desembocadura Star Star Star Star 5ft 13secs 237° 6mph Clear No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 6
1
S - NW Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Playa Sector El Piure Star Star Star Grey Star Grey Star 5.5ft 13secs 227° 13mph Clear No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 5
1
S - W North Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon El Faro - Biobio, Chile Star Star Star Grey Star Grey Star 8ft 13secs 221° 9mph Clear No Reports Available. Left Submerged Reef Uneven Reef 10
2
S - W Southerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Tirua Star Star Grey Star Grey Star 6.5ft 12secs 238° 9mph Clear No Reports Available. No Data Available Sand 8
2
S - W Southerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Cueva del Toro Star Star Star Star Grey Star 8ft 13secs 221° 9mph Clear No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 6
1
S - NW Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Playa Monte del Zorro Star Star Grey Star Grey Star 5ft 13secs 237° 11mph Clear No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 5
2
S - W Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Buchupureo Star Grey Star Grey Star Grey Star Grey Star 6.5ft 13secs 228° 15mph Clear No Reports Available. No Data Available Uneven Reef and Sand 12
3
S - W South Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Punta Quidico Star Star Star Grey Star 6.5ft 12secs 238° 7mph Clear No Reports Available. No Data Available Sand 8
2
S - W Southerly All Tides