About El Chinchorro

El Chinchorro is a Playa Hermosa-like beachbreak located close to the heart of the capital city of Santo Domingo. It's just off the road east of the oil tanks that are east of the main harbor. It's shifty, sometimes wobbly, and usually a lot better than it looks from shore.

Source: El Chinchorro Surf Guide

Ability Level

Intermediate - advanced

Beg Int Adv

Intermediate to advanced

Local Vibe

Welcoming

Welcoming Intimidating

Little, if any.

Crowd Factor

Mellow

Mellow Heavy

Usually not crowded.

Spot Rating

Fun

Poor Perfect

Good wave when working, this beach break offers up quick short rides. Best for more experienced surfers.

Shoulder Burn

Light

Light Exhausting

Pretty easy paddling overall.

Water Quality

Fair

Clean Dirty

Can get a little dirty at times.

Additional Information

Hazards

None really.

Access

Park at the end of the road near the beach then walk along rock wall.

Bring Your

Shortboard

Seabed

Sand

Best Season

August-March

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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