Punta de Lobos

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Punta de Lobos
The Rocks of Punta de Lobos during a surf championship in 2011
The Rocks of Punta de Lobos during a surf championship in 2011
Country Chile
RegionO'Higgins Region O'Higgins
ProvinceCardenal Caro

Punta de Lobos (English: Wolves Point) is a Chilean town, administratively part of the commune of Pichilemu, whose urban centre is 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) north), in the Cardenal Caro Province, O'Higgins Region.[1]

The beach of Punta de Lobos, about 200 km south of Valparaiso, is well-known internationally for being a good place for surfing and the practice of kiteboarding.[2] Its waves vary between two and three meters high, allowing surfers of different skill levels to select their waves. The town of Punta de Lobos is characterized by its fine gray sand, and is surrounded by cliffs which are 50 metres high. Its odd rocks (Rocas de Punta de Lobos) are frequented by sea-lions.

Punta de Lobos was nominated as the 7th World Surfing Reserve by Save The Waves Coalition in 2013.[3]


  1. ^ "Punta de Lobos Beach – Pichilemu Chile". visitchile.com. Retrieved February 13, 2012.
  2. ^ Punta de Lobos on Surf.Forecast.com. Retrieved December 2009.
  3. ^ www.worldsurfingreserves.org

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