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Type: beach

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind ENE

Sea Temperature Today is: 14.0 °C

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Wednesday, 18 October 2017, 13:53 Local time
Wednesday 18
Wave (m) 2.0
Period (s) 7 20 19 19
Wind (km/h) 20
SW 20
SW 15
SW 10
Wind State on on cross-

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Playa Blanca in Antofagasta is an exposed beach break that has very reliable surf. Summer offers the favoured conditions for surfing. The best wind direction is from the east northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Even when the surf is up, crowds are unknown. Watch out for - Rips / undertow.

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Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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Playa Blanca Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Desierto Atacama, 115 km from Playa Blanca.

light winds from the WNW.(Wind varies from 270 to 330 degs)

Air temperature
16 °C

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Overall Playa Blanca Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October

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  • The nearest passenger airport to Playa Blanca is Chamonate (Copiapo) Airport (CPO) in Chile, which is 120 km (75 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Playa Blanca is Cerro Moreno International (Antofagasta) Airport (ANF), also in Chile, 311 km (193 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Playa Blanca, Antofagasta. Use the tab navigation above to view Playa Blanca sea temperature, Playa Blanca photographs, Playa Blanca detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Playa Blanca webcams, current wind from Antofagasta live weather stations and Playa Blanca 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 Playa Blanca.