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El Bajo / La Bestia Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: rarely breaks

Best: Swell SSW | Wind NNE

Sea Temperature Today is: 18.7 °C

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Monday, 22 January 2018, 03:38 Local time
Monday 22
Wave (m) 1.0
Period (s) 19 19 11 18
Wind (km/h) 5
SW 5
SW 5
Wind State cross-
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El Bajo / La Bestia in Tarapaca is an exposed reef break. The best time of year for waves is autumn. The best wind direction is from the north northeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell direction is from the south southwest. Best around low tide when the tide is falling. The location means that it never gets crowded. Beware of Rips / undertow.

Chile wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Iquique, Chile, 2 km from El Bajo / La Bestia.

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El Bajo / La Bestia Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Iquique/Diego Aracena Airport, 31 km from El Bajo / La Bestia.

light winds from the SSE

Air temperature
20 °C

Current weather near El Bajo / La Bestia

Overall El Bajo / La Bestia Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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El Bajo / La Bestia Location Maps

El Bajo / La Bestia Location Map

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Tide stations nearest to El Bajo / La Bestia:

  • Closest tide station
    1 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    123 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    128 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    193 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    199 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to El Bajo / La Bestia:

  • Closest city location
    2 mi
  • Second closest city location
    120 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Tacna (Peru)
    155 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    173 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Ilo (Peru)
    193 mi


  • The nearest passenger airport to El Bajo / La Bestia is Diego Aracena International (Iquique) Airport (IQQ) in Chile, which is 34 km (21 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to El Bajo / La Bestia is Chacalluta (Arica) Airport (ARI), also in Chile, 211 km (131 miles) away.
El Bajo / La Bestia break location map and break info

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