My good friend Carlos, the guy in the center, and myself were advised that 7 am would be a good time on that day for surfing on the beach.
Gonzalo (on the left) provided the wet suit and the boards and drove us to La Portada.
I guess he would make this availble to you, if you would ask.
You can also ask in the Radisson Hotel, where we stayed.
This is not for beginners ! The waves can be more then 1 m and the beach is rocky mostly.
You smelled "Guano" before ? There is plenty.......
Every Sunday, just before noon in Antofagasta, the local school children have a parade where they march through the main square. Afterward, the kids drown the blocks with their parents. Quite a fun time to see the loca families.