Mar del Plata

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Almost all Mar del Plata’s coast has apt beaches for the practice of surfing; there are beaches with bottom of rock and beaches with bottom of sand. The first ones are the most visited by the experts because they have stronger waves. Mar del Plata’s coast has the advantage that you can surf with different winds because of its peculiar contour.
Waves in Mar del Plata are purely formed by winds, since we have neither cyclonic centres nor seismic movements. The winds that generate good undulation at the Atlantic coast are the north-eastern, south and primarily the southeast winds. This one is a wind that raises good swells.
The southeast undulation is the biggest and most consistent, since it is provoked by winds that blow toward the land pushing the water and creating the undulation cycle.

The north-eastern winds raise also good undulation, not as big neither as consistent as the one produced by the southeast wind but act like counterpart of that wind. If the southeast wind alternates with north-eastern wind, it offsets the swell, otherwise if southeast wind blows and after that an earthen wind blows, the waves become perfect, since the undulation is formed and the earthen wind "combs" them and make them become more hollowed: the famous pipes

Beaches
Description of Beaches:

- Sun Rider
Location: Junction at Av. Félix U Camet 2500.
Type of wave: beach break. Bottom: sand and stones.
Wave direction and tides: south and southeast. Mean tide and low tide.
Ideal winds: northwest and west.
Best wave size: 4-6 feet
Best season: all year round.
Further details: Excellent waves for surfing, bodyboarding and longboarding.

- Estrada
Location: Av. Félix U Camet al 2200
Type of wave: beach break. Bottom: sand and stones.
Wave direction and tides: south and southeast. Mean tide and low tide.
Ideal winds: northwest and west.
Best wave size: 4-6 feet
Best season: all year round.
Further details: Excellent waves for surfing, bodyboarding and longboarding.

- Puerto Cardiel
Location: Junction at Av. Félix U Camet al 400.
Type of wave: right, breaking on the stony pier. Sandy bottom.
Wave direction and tides: northeast, east, or south, southeast. Mean to low tide
Ideal winds: northwest, west, southwest and south.
Best wave size: 2-6 feet.
Best season: all year round.
Further details: Excellent waves for surfing and long boarding; it has several long sections.

- La Perla
Location: Boulevard Marítimo P. Peralta Ramos al 100.
Type of wave: break on the beach with stony pier. Sandy bottom.
Wave direction and tides: northeast, east, and south, southeast. All types of tides.
Ideal winds: northwest, west, southwest and south.
Best wave size: 1-6 feet
Best season : all year round.
Further details: waves with tubular rebound, ideal for air maneuvers.

- La Pepita
Location: Bv. Marítimo Patricio P. Ramos and the extension of 9 de Julio Street, on Paseo Dávila without number.
Type of wave: right. Pier point. Sandy bottom
Wave direction and tides: northeast, east, and south, southeast.
Ideal winds: northwest, west, southwest and south.
Best wave size: 2-10 feet.
Best season: all year round.
Further details: tubular with several sections, ideal for bodyboarding practice.

- Playa Varese
Location: Bv. Marítimo Patricio P. Ramos 3400. Paseo Jesús de Galíndez without number.
Type of wave: right and left. Beach break and pier break. Sandy bottom.
Wave direction and tides: northeast, east and southeast.
Ideal winds: southwest, south and southeast.
Best wave size: 1-5 feet.
Best season: all year round.
Further details: long, soft waves, perfect for longboarding.

- Cabo Corrientes
Location: Bv. Marítimo Patricio P. Ramos 4200.
Type of wave: right point break. Bottom: stones and sand
Wave direction and tides: northeast, east and southeast.
Ideal winds: southwest, south and southeast.
Best wave size: 5-8 feet.
Best season: autumn, winter and spring.
Further details: Long ago, it was regarded as one of the best city points until the sea defense wall was built in 1977. When the sea builds up, it breaks at the bottom, like in old times.

- Playa Grande: El Yacht
Location: Av. Patricio P. Ramos al 5700, between Matheu St. and Formosa St., with access by Paseo Celso Aldao.
Type of wave: right. Next to the northern sea defense wall. Sandy bottom.
Wave direction and tides: east, southeast and south. Mean tide and low tide.
Ideal winds: west, southwest, south.
Best wave size: 2-8 feet.
Best season: all year round.
Further details: long waves, not so tubular with several sections. Perfect for surfing and longboarding.

- Playa Grande: Biologia
Location: Av. Patricio P. Ramos al 5300
Type of wave: beach and pier point. Sandy bottom.
Wave direction and tides: northeast, north, and east, southeast and south. Low tide and mean tide.
Ideal winds: northwest, west, southwest.
Best wave size: 1-6 feet.
Best season: all year round.
Further details: since the 1998 coastal erosion, on the right side of the pier there are tubular waves. The left side has softer waves with multiple peaks, ideal for all types of surfing.

- Waikiki y California
Location: Av. Martínez de Hoz al 4300, Punta Cantera
Type of wave: natural point. Right. Bottom: stones and sand.
Wave direction and tides: northeast, east, southeast and south. Low tide.
Ideal winds: west, southwest and south.
Best wave size: 1-3 feet.
Best season: all year round.
Localism: intense
Further details: large and easy waves, excellent for learning. Ideal for longboarding.

- Mariano
Location: Av. Martínez de Hoz 4500
Type of wave: reef break. Bottom: stones and sand
Wave direction and tides: northeast, east, southeast and south. All types of tide
Ideal winds: west, northwest.
Best wave size: 1-10 feet
Best season: all year round.
Further details: left, with tubular reef. At low tide, the wave becomes dangerous and radical. Only for experts.

- La Serena
Location: Paseo Costanero Sur Presidente Illía, about 3 km from the roundabout of Punta Mogotes Lighthouse.
Type of wave: beach break. Sandy bottom.
Wave direction and tides: south, southeast. Mean tide and low tide.
Ideal winds: northeast, north, northwest and west
Best wave size: 1-7 feet
Best season: all year round
Further details: ideal for learning, excellent for longboarding.

- La Paloma
Location: Paseo Costanero Sur Presidente Illía, about 4 km from the roundabout of Punta Mogotes Lighthouse.
Type of wave: right. Bottom: stones and sand.
Wave direction and tides: south, southeast and east. Mean tide and low tide.
Ideal winds: west, northwest.
Best wave size: 3-10 feet.
Best season: all year round.
Further details: high- quality waves. Good tubes. They support big sizes. Difficult access.

- Luna Roja
Location: Paseo Costanero Sur Presidente Illía, about 13 km from the roundabout of Punta Mogotes Lighthouse.
Type of wave: point break and shore. Bottom: stones and sand.
Wave direction and tides: south, southeast. All types of tide.
Ideal winds: west, northwest.
Best wave size: 1-6 feet.
Best season: all year round.
Further details: left point, long and easy. Good for learning, ideal for longboarding. Very strong edge, only for bodyboarding.

- Playas de Chapadmalal
Location: Paseo Costanero Sur Presidente Illía, about 20 km from the roundabout of Punta Mogotes Lighthouse.
Type of wave: reef break and beach break. Bottom: rock and sand.
Wave direction and tides: east, southeast and south. Mean tide and low tide.
Ideal winds: northwest and west.
Best wave size: 6-10 feet
Best season: all year round.
Further details: Excellent waves for surfing and body boarding. The waves break left, long and tubular; there are also very good peaks in the middle of the beach. In addition, there are right points in little water. Only for experts.
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Useful data
Se recomienda precalentar antes de surfear, para evitar lesiones y desgarros.

Tratar de respetar “las normas del tráfico” surfista, cediendo el paso si es que alguien viene agarrando una ola.