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

Overall: 3.5

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El Brazo Spot ID

El Brazo photo

El Brazo

Photo credit: Michael Rojas

Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind SE

Sea Temperature Today is: 19.6 °C

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Tuesday, 1 December 2015, 04:29 Local time
Tuesday 01
Wave (m) 1.1
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 15
SW 10
WSW 10
SW 10
Wind State cross 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.

Chile wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Arica, Chile, 1 km from El Brazo.

IS AT (local time)

El Brazo Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

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

light winds from the S

Dry and cloudy
Air temperature
20 °C

Current weather near El Brazo

Overall El Brazo Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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

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El Brazo Location Maps

El Brazo Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to El Brazo:

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Wave buoys nearest to El Brazo:

Tide stations nearest to El Brazo:

  • Closest tide station
    1 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    86 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    90 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    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
city weather forecast website

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.