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Intendencia ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 4.5
Crowds: 4.0
Accommodation: 4.0

Overall: 3.6

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Intendencia Spot ID

inten dreams, Intendencia photo


Photo credit: Martín Iribarne

Type: reef

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell SSW | Wind N

Sea Temperature Today is: 19.4 °C

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Wednesday, 23 January 2019, 23:58 Local time
Thursday 24
Wave (m) 1.1
Period (s) 13 12 18 18
Wind (km/h) 5
SW 5
SW 5
Wind State glass cross-

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Intendencia in Tarapaca is an exposed reef break that is usually a safe bet. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the east. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the south southwest. A left hand reef. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Beware of rocks and urchins.

Chile wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Iquique, Chile, 1 km from Intendencia.

IS AT (local time)

Intendencia Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Iquique/Diego Aracena Airport, 34 km from Intendencia.

fresh winds from the SSW

Air temperature
22 °C

Current weather near Intendencia

Overall Intendencia Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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Intendencia Location Maps

Intendencia Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Intendencia:

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Wave buoys nearest to Intendencia:

Tide stations nearest to Intendencia:

  • Closest tide station
    1 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    121 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    129 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    191 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    198 mi
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Ski Resorts closest to Intendencia:

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Town and city forecasts close to Intendencia:

  • Closest city location
    3 mi
  • Second closest city location
    119 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Tacna (Peru)
    153 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    175 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Ilo (Peru)
    191 mi


  • The nearest passenger airport to Intendencia is Diego Aracena International (Iquique) Airport (IQQ) in Chile, which is 36 km (22 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Intendencia is Chacalluta (Arica) Airport (ARI), also in Chile, 208 km (129 miles) away.
Intendencia break location map and break info

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