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Andromeda ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.7

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Andromeda Surf Guide

Andromeda in Antofagasta is an exposed reef break that has consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the east. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. There is a right breaking reef. Rarely crowded here. Beware of urchins.

Andromeda Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.7
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
18.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Andromeda:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Andromeda with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 16% of the time in January while 55% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 29% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
16%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
55%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
29%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Andromeda Location Map

Interactive Andromeda 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 Andromeda is Cerro Moreno International (Antofagasta) Airport (ANF) in Chile, which is 21 km (13 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Andromeda is El Loa (Calama) Airport (CJC), also in Chile, 198 km (123 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Andromeda Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 22 April 2021, 12:17 Local Time
Thursday 22
12PM3PM6PM9PM
Wave (m) 1.8
SW
1.8
SW
1.2
SW
1.1
SW
Period (s) 14 14 13 13
Wind (km/h) 15
SW 15
SW 15
SW 10
SSW
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross

Swell History at Andromeda

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

Wind History at Andromeda

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

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    • Icon  s33.4
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    • Icon  s44.1
    Reliability: consistent
    4km away
    • Icon pointPoint
    • Icon  s43.6
    Reliability: consistent
    9km away
    • Icon pointPoint
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: consistent
    12km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: consistent
    15km away

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