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Arica ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.7
Consistency of Surf: 3.3
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 3.3

Overall: 3.8

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Arica Surf Guide

Arica in Lima is an exposed reef and point break that has consistent surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. Rarely crowded here. Beware of urchins, rips and rocks.

Arica Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
19.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Arica:

The best conditions reported for surf at Arica 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 Arica (for consistent clean waves)?

februaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Arica 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 19% of the time in February while 81% 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
19%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
81%
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 Arica Location Map

Interactive Arica 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 Arica is Jorge Chavez International (Lima) Airport (LIM) in Peru, which is 42 km (26 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Arica is Pisco Airport (PIO), also in Peru, 175 km (109 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
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Arica Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 25 February 2021, 14:49 Local Time
Thursday 25Fri
4PM7PM10PM1AM
Wave (m) 1.3
SSW
1.2
SSW
1.2
SSW
1.2
SSW
Period (s) 13 13 12 12
Wind (km/h) 10
SSW 5
S 5
SSE 5
SSE
Wind State on cross-
on
cross-
on
glass

Swell History at Arica

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

Wind History at Arica

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Arica. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: very consistent
    2km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    Reliability: inconsistent
    2km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: inconsistent
    3km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: consistent
    3km away

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