The day we went to Punta Carnero the waves weren't that big but apparently they have surfing competitions at Punta Carnero beach. We were told by Jose Vargas that swimming in this part of the ocean is very dangerous; lots of currents and rip tides. The Salinas beach however, being secluded within the bay was very calm and tranquil. We do not think it would be a good idea to go swimming in Punta Carnero without a boogie board strapped to your arm or foot. there is no life guard on duty. Caution is advised.