About Bajo del Medio

A huge, curved arc of flat reef that is sheltered in most conditions, but wakes when a big swell lights up the North Track. This spot has a fast, hollow right that tends to draw a crowd, plus longer, walling lefts. Used to only be surfed in massive swells but now popular with beginners and a growing longboard crew whenever it breaks. Great views across to Lobos. Also known as Punta Elena / Rocky Point.

Source: Bajo del Medio Surf Guide

Ability Level

Beginner - intermediate

Beg Int Adv

All levels surf here, beginners and longboarders when small - gets good for intermediates as size picks up.

Local Vibe

Doable

Welcoming Intimidating

Can be busy, but pretty chilled.

Crowd Factor

Moderate

Mellow Heavy

Busy when good

Spot Rating

Fun

Poor Perfect

Sheltered reef that only wakes in bigger swells, can have long, fun waves, occasionally very good on inside.

Shoulder Burn

Medium

Light Exhausting

Huge area of reef that the waves break over, can have long rippy paddles especially on left when big

Water Quality

Clean

Clean Dirty

Generally OK; close to harbour.

Additional Information

Hazards

Rocks on inside, crowds.

Access

Street parking close by, don't leave valuables in car. Easy paddle out in deep channel.

Bring Your

Shortboard, funboard, sup, fish, longboard, bodyboard

Seabed

Rocky reef

Best Season

Best October - March

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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