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Type: reef

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 18.5 °C

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Thursday, 14 December 2017, 13:59 Local time
Thursday 14
Wave (m) 1.6
Period (s) 13 13 13 13
Wind (km/h) 20
WSW 20
SW 15
SW 10
Wind State cross-

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Barrancon in Tarapaca is an exposed reef break that has very reliable surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the northwest. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest. Even when the surf is up, crowds are unknown. Beware of - Urchins - Rips / undertow - Rocks.

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Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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Barrancon Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Iquique/Diego Aracena Airport, 145 km from Barrancon.

moderate winds from the SW

Air temperature
21 °C

Current weather near Barrancon

Overall Barrancon Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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Tide stations nearest to Barrancon:

  • Closest tide station
    19 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    111 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    127 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    232 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    249 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Barrancon:

  • Closest city location
    89 mi
  • Second closest city location
    109 mi
  • Third closest city location
    129 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    230 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Tacna (Peru)
    265 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Barrancon is Diego Aracena International (Iquique) Airport (IQQ) in Chile, which is 144 km (89 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Barrancon is El Loa (Calama) Airport (CJC), also in Chile, 148 km (92 miles) away.
  • The third closest airport is Cerro Moreno International (Antofagasta) Airport (ANF), also in Chile, 183 km (114 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Barrancon, Tarapaca. Use the tab navigation above to view Barrancon sea temperature, Barrancon photographs, Barrancon detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Barrancon webcams, current wind from Tarapaca live weather stations and Barrancon tide predictions. The Chile swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Chile 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 Chile 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 Barrancon.