Scorpion Beach

Playa Alacran

Situated on Scorpion Island "Isla del Alacrán" in the city of Arica, Scorpion Beach is one of the best surfing spots in Chile.  Waves reach, on average, 4 meters, but sometimes as high as 7 meters in spots like “El Buey” during a swell.  The most famous waves are “El Gringo,” with a strong tubular left, “Toro Viejo,” and “La Isla.”  The beach has hosted surfing and body boarding international championships more than once, and, for many surfers, it is paradise.

Photo: courtesy of ChileSurf.

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