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Caramucho ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.5

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Caramucho Spot ID

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Type: point

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell SSW | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 16.8 °C

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Monday, 16 July 2018, 22:20 Local time
Tuesday 17
Wave (m) 1.4
Period (s) 11 11 11 11
Wind (km/h) 5
W 5
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Caramucho in Tarapaca is an exposed point break that has consistent surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds blow from the east. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the south southwest. Best around low tide when the tide is rising. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Surfing here means negotiating dangerous rips.

Chile wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

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Caramucho Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Diego Aracena International Airport, Iquique, 92 km from Caramucho.

light winds from the NNE

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Air temperature
15.7 °C

Current weather near Caramucho

Overall Caramucho Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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Caramucho Location Maps

Caramucho Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Caramucho:

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Wave buoys nearest to Caramucho:

Tide stations nearest to Caramucho:

  • Closest tide station
    51 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    79 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    160 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    200 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    267 mi
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Ski Resorts closest to Caramucho:

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Town and city forecasts close to Caramucho:

  • Closest city location
    76 mi
  • Second closest city location
    107 mi
  • Third closest city location
    161 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    198 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Tacna (Peru)
    232 mi


  • The nearest passenger airport to Caramucho is Diego Aracena International (Iquique) Airport (IQQ) in Chile, which is 92 km (57 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Caramucho is El Loa (Calama) Airport (CJC), also in Chile, 177 km (110 miles) away.
Caramucho break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Caramucho, Tarapaca. Use the tab navigation above to view Caramucho sea temperature, Caramucho photographs, Caramucho detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Caramucho webcams, current wind from Tarapaca live weather stations and Caramucho 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 Caramucho.

FEATURE UPDATE: we now show red swell icons for 'open sea' swells that are travelling in an unfavourable direction for the surf break. In places, these swells may still wrap around coastlines and produce smaller waves at some breaks. They are also significant for windsurfers and other water users that tend to venture further off-shore.