Kitesurfing and Tow-in
surfing are now well established sports at Punta San Carlos.
special surf oriented equipment to maximize performance. It
also requires a different paradigm of maneuver to compensate for the
side off the wind conditions.
The unique conditions
of Punta San Carlos require an intermediate to advanced ability level.
There are 4 main wave
kitesurfing arenas to choose from - The Point, The Chili Bowl, The
Beachbreak, and The Bombora. Depending on the direction of the swell
will dictate which of these spots will be working.
kitesurfers will find the
Beachbreak very good for
developing skills and style.
The gentle rolling
waves protected by the island are forgiving but don't let these
conditions fool you. Pro's frequent this area to tune-up,
practice and enjoy classic kitesurfing as well.
is an outer reef off the east end of the island. The wave
comes from open water and hits the shallow reef creating a powerful
pitching wave, great for jumping and quick wave riding end & outs.
offers wave riders a steep peak that can break far from shore.
As it approaches the beach it will decrease in size as it lines up
ideally connecting to the Chili Bowl in the bay. This spot is
for advanced wave riders that wish an extended ride into the Chili
The Chili Bowl
is the flagship wave spot seen so frequently in the
kitesurfing media. The reef is in the middle of the bay and
breaks left and right. The perfect ride starts on a point wave
and lines up connecting to the left created by the reef. Kitesurfers
will smack the lip of the left coming at them. Every great
photo of the Chili Bowl captures this thrilling maneuver.