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

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La Puntilla Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Atacama, Chile)


La Puntilla Spot ID:

Type: point

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind SE

Sea Temperature Today is: 22.5 °C

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Thursday, 26 March 2015, 20:44 Local time

Thu Fri
Wave (m) 2.5
Period (s) 17 17 17 17
Wind (km/h) 20
SW 10
SW 10
SW 10
Wind State cross cross cross cross

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La Puntilla in Atacama is a quite exposed point break that only works once in a while. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the southeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest. Best around low tide. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Watch out for dangerous rips.

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Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Arica, Chile, 2 km from La Puntilla.

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La Puntilla Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

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

light winds from the SSW

Air temperature
25.8 °C

Current weather near La Puntilla

Overall La Puntilla Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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Also see La Puntilla surf quality by season and La Puntilla surf quality by month.

La Puntilla Location Maps

La Puntilla Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to La Puntilla:

  (click location name for more details)
Closest break El Brazo 1 mi
Second closest break El Chinchorro 1 mi
Third closest break El Puerto 1 mi
Fourth closest break El Buey 2 mi
Fifth closest break El Tojo Viejo 2 mi

Wave buoys nearest to La Puntilla:

Closest wave buoy Brazil Buoy 1559 mi
Second closest wave buoy Eastern Caribbean Buoy 2447 mi
Third closest wave buoy East of Martinique Buoy 2468 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy Western Caribbean Buoy 2543 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy West Atlantic Buoy 2554 mi

Tide stations nearest to La Puntilla:

Closest tide station Arica 1 mi
Second closest tide station Ilo 86 mi
Third closest tide station Pacocha 91 mi
Fourth closest tide station Iquique 121 mi
Fifth closest tide station Punta de Bombon 132 mi

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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

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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.


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