El Puerto ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

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El Puerto Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Atacama, Chile)

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El Puerto Spot ID:

Type: reef/pier

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind SE

Sea Temperature Today is: 16.3 °C

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Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 16:36 Local time

Wednesday 17
6AM 9AM 12PM 3PM
Wave (m) 2.0
SSW
1.9
SW
1.9
SW
1.9
SSW
Period (s) 15 15 15 14
Wind (km/h) 15
SW 15
SW 20
SW 20
SW
Wind State cross cross cross cross

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El Puerto in Atacama is a fairly exposed reef/pier break that has unreliable waves. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the southeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. A right hand reef break. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Be wary of rips - they make surfing here dangerous.

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Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Arica, Chile, 1 km from El Puerto.

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El Puerto Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

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

light winds from the SW

km/h
Air temperature
17.4 °C

Current weather near El Puerto

Overall El Puerto Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in September

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to El Puerto:

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

Wave buoys nearest to El Puerto:

Closest wave buoy Brazil Buoy 1560 mi
Second closest wave buoy Eastern Caribbean Buoy 2448 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 Puerto:

Closest tide station Arica 1 mi
Second closest tide station Ilo 86 mi
Third closest tide station Iquique 121 mi
Fourth closest tide station Mollendo 149 mi
Fifth closest tide station Matarani 155 mi

snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to El Puerto:

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) 993 mi

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Town and city forecasts close to El Puerto:

Closest city location Arica (Chile) 3 mi
Second closest city location Tacna (Peru) 33 mi
Third closest city location Ilo (Peru) 86 mi
Fourth closest city location Moquegua (Peru) 97 mi
Fifth closest city location Iquique (Chile) 124 mi
  • The nearest passenger airport to El Puerto is Chacalluta (Arica) Airport (ARI) in Chile, which is 14 km (9 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to El Puerto is Coronel Fap Carlos Ciriani Santa Rosa (Tacna) Airport (TCQ) in Peru, 47 km (29 miles) away.
El Puerto break location map and break info
This is the Surf-Forecast page for El Puerto, Atacama. Use the tab navigation above to view El Puerto sea temperature, El Puerto photographs, El Puerto detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, El Puerto webcams, current wind from Atacama live weather stations and El Puerto 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 Puerto.

 

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