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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 Spot ID

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Type: reef/pier

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind SE

Sea Temperature Today is: 18.2 °C

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Thursday, 30 July 2015, 05:12 Local time
Thursday 30
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Wave (m) 2.3
SW
2.2
SW
2.1
SW
2.1
SW
Period (s) 14 14 13 13
Wind (km/h) 10
SW 10
SW 10
SW 10
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.

Chile wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

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 Airport, 14 km from El Puerto.

light winds from the S

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Air temperature
17 °C

Current weather near El Puerto

Overall El Puerto Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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El Puerto Location Maps

El Puerto Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to El Puerto:

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Wave buoys nearest to El Puerto:

Tide stations nearest to El Puerto:

  • Closest tide station
    Arica
    1 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Ilo
    86 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Pacocha
    90 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Iquique
    121 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Punta de Bombon
    132 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
city weather forecast website

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

Airports

  • 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.