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El Colegio ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 4.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 3.9

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El Colegio Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell SSW | Wind ENE

Sea Temperature Today is: 17.8 °C

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Sunday, 17 December 2017, 09:09 Local time
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Wave (m) 1.1
SW
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1.3
SSW
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 5
SSW 10
SSW 15
WSW 15
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Wind State cross-
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El Colegio in Tarapaca is an exposed reef break that is usually a safe bet. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds blow from the east northeast. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south southwest. A right hand reef. Best around low tide. It very rarely gets crowded here. Beware of rocks and urchins.

Chile wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Iquique, Chile, 2 km from El Colegio.

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El Colegio Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Iquique/Diego Aracena Airport, 32 km from El Colegio.

light winds from the S

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Dry and partly cloudy
Air temperature
19 °C

Current weather near El Colegio

Overall El Colegio Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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El Colegio Location Map

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Tide stations nearest to El Colegio:

  • Closest tide station
    1 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    122 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    129 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    192 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    198 mi
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Ski Resorts closest to El Colegio:

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Town and city forecasts close to El Colegio:

  • Closest city location
    2 mi
  • Second closest city location
    119 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Tacna (Peru)
    154 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    174 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Ilo (Peru)
    192 mi

Airports

  • The nearest passenger airport to El Colegio is Diego Aracena International (Iquique) Airport (IQQ) in Chile, which is 35 km (22 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to El Colegio is Chacalluta (Arica) Airport (ARI), also in Chile, 210 km (130 miles) away.
El Colegio break location map and break info

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