Arica Spot ID
Best: Swell SW | Wind NE
Sea Temperature Today is: 14.8 °C
Arica in Lima is an exposed reef and point break that has consistent surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. Rarely crowded here. Beware of urchins, rips and rocks.
Overall Arica Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in September
The figure illustrates the variation of swells directed at Arica over a normal Septembe... (show all text)
This chart describes how frequently and how strongly the wind blows from different dire... (show all text)
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- The nearest passenger airport to Arica is Jorge Chavez International (Lima) Airport (LIM) in Peru, which is 42 km (26 miles) away (directly).
- The second closest airport to Arica is Pisco Airport (PIO), also in Peru, 175 km (109 miles) away.
This is the Surf-Forecast page for Arica, Lima. Use the tab navigation above to view Arica sea temperature, Arica photographs, Arica detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Arica webcams, current wind from Lima live weather stations and Arica tide predictions. The Peru swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Peru and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from Peru wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Arica.