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La Capilla ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 1.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.2

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La Capilla Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: rarely breaks

Best: Swell SW | Wind ENE

Sea Temperature Today is: 16.5 °C

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Friday, 23 August 2019, 08:06 Local time
Friday 23
Wave (m) 2.0
Period (s) 16 15 15 15
Wind (km/h) 5
S 10
W 10
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La Capilla in Tarapaca is an exposed reef break. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the east northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. The left reef break is best, but there is a right reef too.. Best around mid tide. Rarely crowded here. Take care of rocks and urchins.

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Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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Live Weather:

At Arica Chacalluta International Airport, 32 km from La Capilla.

light winds from the SSW

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Air temperature
15.3 °C

Current weather near La Capilla

Overall La Capilla Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August

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Tide stations nearest to La Capilla:

  • Closest tide station
    12 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    92 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    97 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    110 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    139 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to La Capilla:

  • Closest city location
    11 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Tacna (Peru)
    45 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Ilo (Peru)
    92 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Moquegua (Peru)
    107 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    112 mi


  • The nearest passenger airport to La Capilla is Chacalluta (Arica) Airport (ARI) in Chile, which is 32 km (20 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to La Capilla is Coronel Fap Carlos Ciriani Santa Rosa (Tacna) Airport (TCQ) in Peru, 66 km (41 miles) away.
La Capilla break location map and break info

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