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

Overall: 3.7

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Arica Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 20.8 °C

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Wednesday, 1 April 2020, 04:33 Local time
Wednesday 01
Wave (m) 1.0
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 5
SSE 10
SSW 10
Wind State glass cross-
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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.

Peru wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

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Arica Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Lima/Jorge Chávez International Airport, 43 km from Arica.

light winds from the SE

State of sky unchanged
Air temperature
20.9 °C

Current weather near Arica

Overall Arica Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April

Surf stats for Arica: see the swell variation by month.


Wind stats for Arica: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

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Arica Location Map

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Tide stations nearest to Arica:

  • Closest tide station
    San Bartolo
    7 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    17 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    19 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    27 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    29 mi


  • 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.
Arica break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Arica, Lima. Use the tab navigation above to view Arica sea temperature, Arica photographs, Arica detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Arica webcams, current wind from Lima live weather stations and Arica tide predictions. The Peru swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Peru 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 Peru 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 Arica.