Matanzas Reviews and Ratings
(Chile – Santiago)
Visitor reviews of Matanzas surf break
November 16, 2012
cristian from Chile
Es una playa espectacular..exelentes olas filetes todo el rato..una playa tranquila "SOLO PARA DISFRUTAR".y la gente demasiado acogedora.
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Quality on a good day: 4.0
(1 star: Even when the swell and winds are optimum, the waves are poor quality, 5 stars: If conditions are right, the waves will be World Class).
Consistency of Surf: 4.5
(1: Matanzas is a fickle surf spot that only works a few times a year. 5: Reliable year-round spot).
Regional Rating: 4.0
(1: Matanzas is usually very poor quality compared to other spots in Chile - Santiago. 5: the best break in Chile - Santiago).
Difficulty Level: 3.5
(1: Suitable for Groms. 3: Intermediates. 5: Expert tow-in surfers only).
Onshore Wind: 4.0
(1: even a light onshore ruins the surf. 5: Matanzas can offer better rides with a light wind behind them).
Other Options: 3.0
(1: If wind or tide conditions are poor at Matanzas, it will be poor everywhere nearby. 5: other locations nearby provide a rich variety of wind and swell exposures).
Wind and Kite Surfing: 5.0
(1: An unsuitable spot. 5: Wind and wave conditions at Matanzas are often excellent).
Water Quality: 4.0
(1: Known health risks from pollution. 5: Never any pollution).
(1: Often too crowded. 5: Matanzas is an isolated spot where you are unlikely to meet other surfers).
(1: Getting to Matanzas requires an overland expedition or chartering a boat. 3: A 30 minute walk from the nearest parking. 5: Park a vehicle right by the break).
(1: An ugly industrial backdrop. 5: A spectacular setting).
Local Attitude: 3.0
(1: Locals are hostile to visitors. 5: Either there are no locals who surf, or else they are accommodating and friendly).
(1: No convenient places to stay indoors. 5: A wide variety of accommodation near Matanzas for all budgets from hostels to luxury hotels).
(1: Camping at Matanzas is not possible. 3: Camping tolerated but no facilities. 5: A nearby camp ground has excellent facilities and a good vibe).
(1: Besides the surf and the solitude there is nothing to do when it is flat. 5: Matanzas is in such an interesting area to visit that getting wet is a bonus).
Equipment and Repairs: 2.0
(1: Nothing can be sourced, not even wax. 5: Quality surfing equipment can be purchased or hired. Major repairs can be fixed too).
(1: Bring your own food, there isn't even a shop. 5: A wide variety of places to eat and drink at Matanzas, from fast food and cafes to fancy restaurants).
(1: Alcohol is not allowed in the country. 5: There is an excellent pub near Matanzas where you can stay or park a camper van overnight).
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