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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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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at El Colegio (light winds from the S at Iquique/Diego Aracena Airport 32 km from El Colegio). no significant swell
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32 km away, 1 h 25 min ago

Light
7 km/h
S
19.0
18.3
Air / Water (°C)
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El Colegio Surf Forecast / Tarapaca / Chile

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 2 am Friday 19 Apr 2019 CLT

El Colegio surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.

Today's El Colegio sea temperature is 18.3 °C (Statistics for 19 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 20.8 max: 22.5 min: 19.6 °C)

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Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.3
SSW
1.5
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1.6
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1.7
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1.6
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0.9
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0.9
SW
1.3
SW
1.4
SW
Period(s) (?)1313131313131313131313161414131315121414181717
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)587700756862943888863863850837669740131911277565458743832882315168971091
Wind
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5
SSW
15
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5
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5
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15
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5
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0
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15
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5
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5
SSE
15
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5
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0
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10
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0
SSE
5
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15
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5
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10
S
20
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0
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5
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Wind State(?)cross-
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High Tide
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10:13AM
1.38

10:26PM
1.31
10:56AM
1.44

11:11PM
1.24
11:39AM
1.45

11:57PM
1.15

12:22PM
1.44
12:44AM
1.06

1:08PM
1.40
1:36AM
0.97

1:57PM
1.34
2:36AM
0.90

2:52PM
1.28

3:50AM
0.86

Low Tide
/ height (m)

4:26PM
0.31

4:36AM
0.26
5:16PM
0.31

5:14AM
0.29

6:07PM
0.33
5:52AM
0.34

7:00PM
0.38
6:31AM
0.41

7:56PM
0.43
7:12AM
0.49

8:58PM
0.48
8:00AM
0.56

10:07PM
0.51


Note: the tide data above is for Iquique, Chile which is 2 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for El Colegio.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at El Colegio blow from the ENE.
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Summary
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High °C
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Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
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Sunrise
7:52--7:52--7:52--7:52--7:54--7:54--7:54--7:54-
Sunset
-7:25--7:24--7:23--7:22--7:22--7:22--7:21--7:21
Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 22°C on Mon morning, min 19°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 22°C on Tue morning, min 19°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the El Colegio Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for El Colegio provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at El Colegio can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our El Colegio surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (El Colegio) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for El Colegio may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Are you planning a holiday in Tarapaca? If you are looking for accommodation near El Colegio, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Tarapaca, consider staying in Iquique which is 4 km (2 miles) away. Alternatively, find information about places to stay and car hire in Patillos which is 58 km (36 miles) away