El Brazo ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

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El Brazo Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Atacama, Chile)


El Brazo Spot ID:

Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind SE

Sea Temperature Today is: 20.8 °C

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Tuesday, 3 March 2015, 13:33 Local time

Tuesday 03
12PM 3PM 6PM 9PM
Wave (m) 1.4
Period (s) 14 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 10
SW 15
SW 20
SW 10
Wind State cross cross cross-

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El Brazo in Atacama is a sheltered reef break that has pretty consitent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the southeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. Reef breaks provide lefts and rights. Best around low tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Watch out for rips and rocks.

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Chile wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Arica, Chile, 1 km from El Brazo.

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El Brazo Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Arica Chacalluta International Airport, 14 km from El Brazo.

light winds from the WSW

Air temperature
25.6 °C

Current weather near El Brazo

Overall El Brazo Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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Also see El Brazo surf quality by season and El Brazo surf quality by month.

El Brazo Location Maps

El Brazo Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to El Brazo:

  (click location name for more details)
Closest break El Puerto 0 mi
Second closest break El Tojo Viejo 0 mi
Third closest break La Isla 0 mi
Fourth closest break Los Gringos 0 mi
Fifth closest break El Buey 1 mi

Wave buoys nearest to El Brazo:

Closest wave buoy Brazil Buoy 1560 mi
Second closest wave buoy Eastern Caribbean Buoy 2449 mi
Third closest wave buoy East of Martinique Buoy 2469 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy Western Caribbean Buoy 2543 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy West Atlantic Buoy 2555 mi

Tide stations nearest to El Brazo:

Closest tide station Arica 1 mi
Second closest tide station Ilo 86 mi
Third closest tide station Pacocha 90 mi
Fourth closest tide station Iquique 121 mi
Fifth closest tide station Punta de Bombon 132 mi

snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to El Brazo:

Closest ski area Chacaltaya (Bolivia) 198 mi
Second closest ski area Huascaran (Peru) 810 mi
Third closest ski area Ski Arpa (Chile) 980 mi
Fourth closest ski area Los Penitentes (Argentina) 989 mi
Fifth closest ski area Los Puquios (Argentina) 992 mi

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Town and city forecasts close to El Brazo:

Closest city location Arica (Chile) 3 mi
Second closest city location Tacna (Peru) 34 mi
Third closest city location Ilo (Peru) 86 mi
Fourth closest city location Moquegua (Peru) 97 mi
Fifth closest city location Iquique (Chile) 123 mi
  • The nearest passenger airport to El Brazo is Chacalluta (Arica) Airport (ARI) in Chile, which is 14 km (9 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to El Brazo is Coronel Fap Carlos Ciriani Santa Rosa (Tacna) Airport (TCQ) in Peru, 48 km (30 miles) away.
El Brazo break location map and break info
This is the Surf-Forecast page for El Brazo, Atacama. Use the tab navigation above to view El Brazo sea temperature, El Brazo photographs, El Brazo detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, El Brazo webcams, current wind from Atacama live weather stations and El Brazo 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 El Brazo.


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