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Arenillas Negras ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.2

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Arenillas Negras Surf Guide

Arenillas Negras in Atacama is an exposed beach break that has inconsistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. Waves at the beach tend to peel to the right. Best around mid tide. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Hazards include rips and rocks.

Arenillas Negras Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
17.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Arenillas Negras:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Arenillas Negras with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 30% of the time in February while 70% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 0% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
30%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
70%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
0%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Arenillas Negras Location Map

Interactive Arenillas Negras 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 Arenillas Negras is Chacalluta (Arica) Airport (ARI) in Chile, which is 17 km (11 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Arenillas Negras is Coronel Fap Carlos Ciriani Santa Rosa (Tacna) Airport (TCQ) in Peru, 50 km (31 miles) away.

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Arenillas Negras Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 22 April 2021, 16:40 Local Time
ThuFri
6PM9PM0AM3AM
Wave (m) 2.5
SSW
1.6
SSW
2.4
SSW
2.3
SSW
Period (s) 14 15 14 14
Wind (km/h) 10
SW 5
SW 0
WSW 5
SE
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Swell History at Arenillas Negras

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

Wind History at Arenillas Negras

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

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    Reliability: fairly consistent
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