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Punta Gruesa ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.7

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Punta Gruesa Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell SSW | Wind ENE

Sea Temperature Today is: 17.4 °C

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Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 06:17 Local time
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Wave (m) 1.8
SSW
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SSW
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Period (s) 14 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 5
S 10
SW 15
SW 20
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Punta Gruesa in Tarapaca is an exposed reef break that has very reliable surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the east northeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell angle is from the south southwest. A left hand reef. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Beware of rocks and urchins.

Chile wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Iquique, Chile, 3 km from Punta Gruesa.

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Punta Gruesa Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Iquique/Diego Aracena Airport, 31 km from Punta Gruesa.

light winds from the SE

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Air temperature
17 °C

Current weather near Punta Gruesa

Overall Punta Gruesa Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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Tide stations nearest to Punta Gruesa:

  • Closest tide station
    2 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    123 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    128 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    193 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    200 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Punta Gruesa:

  • Closest city location
    1 mi
  • Second closest city location
    121 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Tacna (Peru)
    155 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    173 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Ilo (Peru)
    193 mi

Airports

  • The nearest passenger airport to Punta Gruesa is Diego Aracena International (Iquique) Airport (IQQ) in Chile, which is 33 km (20 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Punta Gruesa is Chacalluta (Arica) Airport (ARI), also in Chile, 211 km (131 miles) away.
Punta Gruesa break location map and break info

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