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Algarrobo break guidePhoto by: sebastian

Algarrobo Surf Guide

Algarrobo in Santiago is an exposed reef/Pier break that is often working. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the east northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. A left hand reef. Best around high tide. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Take care of rocks in the line up.

Algarrobo Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
16.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Algarrobo:

The best conditions reported for surf at Algarrobo occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Algarrobo (for consistent clean waves)?

mayBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Algarrobo with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of May. Clean surfable waves are typically found 23% of the time in May while 75% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 2% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Algarrobo Location Map

Interactive Algarrobo surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The nearest passenger airport to Algarrobo is Arturo Merino Benitez International (Santiago) Airport (SCL) in Chile, which is 85 km (53 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Algarrobo is Los Cerrillos (Santiago) Airport (ULC), also in Chile, 95 km (59 miles) away.

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Algarrobo Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 30 March 2023, 18:31 Local Time
Wave (m)
Period (s) 12 8 9 9
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-
cross cross

Swell History at Algarrobo

Surf stats for Algarrobo, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Algarrobo

Wind stats for Algarrobo, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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