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

Overall: 3.3

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La Puntilla Spot ID

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Type: point

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind SE

Sea Temperature Today is: 20.0 °C

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Friday, 27 November 2015, 16:04 Local time
Friday 27
Wave (m) 1.7
Period (s) 16 16 16 15
Wind (km/h) 20
SW 20
SW 15
WSW 10
Wind State cross cross cross cross

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La Puntilla in Atacama is a fairly exposed point break that only works when conditions are just right. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds blow from the southeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest.Surfers ride left hand point. Best around low tide. Sometimes 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, 2 km from La Puntilla.

IS AT (local time)

La Puntilla Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Arica/Chacalluta Airport, 13 km from La Puntilla.

moderate winds from the SSW

Air temperature
23 °C

Current weather near La Puntilla

Overall La Puntilla Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in November

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La Puntilla Location Maps

La Puntilla Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to La Puntilla:

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Wave buoys nearest to La Puntilla:

Tide stations nearest to La Puntilla:

  • Closest tide station
    1 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    86 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    91 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    121 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Punta de Bombon
    132 mi
snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to La Puntilla:

  • Closest ski area
    Chacaltaya (Bolivia)
    197 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    Huascaran (Peru)
    811 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    Ski Arpa (Chile)
    981 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    Los Penitentes (Argentina)
    990 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    Los Puquios (Argentina)
    993 mi
city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to La Puntilla:

  • Closest city location
    Arica (Chile)
    2 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Tacna (Peru)
    32 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 La Puntilla is Chacalluta (Arica) Airport (ARI) in Chile, which is 13 km (8 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to La Puntilla is Coronel Fap Carlos Ciriani Santa Rosa (Tacna) Airport (TCQ) in Peru, 46 km (29 miles) away.
La Puntilla break location map and break info

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