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El Chinchorro ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.2

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El Chinchorro Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind ENE

Sea Temperature Today is: 20.7 °C

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Thursday, 21 February 2019, 18:36 Local time
Wave (m) 1.4
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 15
SW 10
Wind State on cross-
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El Chinchorro in Atacama is an exposed beach break that usually has waves and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the east northeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. The beach breaks peel to the right. Best around high tide. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Surfing here means negotiating dangerous rips.

Chile wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Arica, Chile, 3 km from El Chinchorro.

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El Chinchorro Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Avenida Argentina Arica wx, 2 km from El Chinchorro.

wind obs. (18.3 kph from 28 degs) was rejected

Partly Cloudy
Air temperature
25.6 °C

Current weather near El Chinchorro

Overall El Chinchorro Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in February

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El Chinchorro Location Maps

El Chinchorro Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to El Chinchorro:

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Wave buoys nearest to El Chinchorro:

Tide stations nearest to El Chinchorro:

  • Closest tide station
    2 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    86 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    91 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    122 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    132 mi
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Ski Resorts closest to El Chinchorro:

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Town and city forecasts close to El Chinchorro:

  • Closest city location
    3 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Tacna (Peru)
    32 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Ilo (Peru)
    86 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Moquegua (Peru)
    96 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    125 mi


  • The nearest passenger airport to El Chinchorro is Chacalluta (Arica) Airport (ARI) in Chile, which is 12 km (7 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to El Chinchorro is Coronel Fap Carlos Ciriani Santa Rosa (Tacna) Airport (TCQ) in Peru, 45 km (28 miles) away.
El Chinchorro break location map and break info

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