La Puntilla Spot ID
Best: Swell SW | Wind SE
Sea Temperature Today is: 18.8 °C
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.
For Arica, Chile, 2 km from La Puntilla.
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At Arica Chacalluta International Airport, 13 km from La Puntilla.
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Overall La Puntilla Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August
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- 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.
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.