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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 Forecast / Lima / Peru

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 6 pm Friday 26 Feb 2021 PET
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Arica surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Arica sea temperature is 19.8 °C (Statistics for 26 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 22.5 max: 25.3 min: 20.5 °C)
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Arica surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Arica sea temperature is 19.8 °C (Statistics for 26 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 22.5 max: 25.3 min: 20.5 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Arica (calm at Lima 23 km from Arica). 1.2m 11 s period swell from SSW

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23 km away, 1 h 43 min ago

Calm
0 km/h
SSW
23.0
19.8
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Arica this week:

The surf forecast for Arica over the next 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Friday (Feb 26) at 10PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.9m and 16s period with a secondary swell of 1.1m and 11s. The wind is predicted to be glassy as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Arica in the next 7 days are 1.3m 15s and forecast to arrive on Wednesday (Mar 03) at 1PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-onshore at the time the swell arrives.

Wave TypeTime (PET) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)10PM (Fri 26th Feb)3ft (0.9m) 16s
Best Surf 4AM (Sun 28th Feb)3.5ft (1.1m) 15s
Most Powerful 1PM (Wed 3rd Mar)4.5ft (1.3m) 15s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Arica over the next 7 days.

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Fri
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Friday
05
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
23223333323134334323322
T peru.htsgw.metric.6.cc23
T peru.htsgw.metric.24.cc23
T peru.htsgw.metric.48.cc23
T peru.htsgw.metric.72.cc23
T peru.htsgw.metric.96.cc23
T peru.htsgw.metric.120.cc23
T peru.htsgw.metric.144.cc23
T peru.htsgw.metric.168.cc23
0.9
SW
0.9
SW
0.9
SSW
1
SSW
1.1
SSW
1.1
SSW
1.1
SSW
1
SSW
1
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.9
SSW
1.1
SW
1.2
SW
1.3
SW
1.3
SW
1.1
SW
1.1
SW
1
SW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SW
0.8
SSW
1716151514151514141313121216161514141413131212
400353409443515530559413384282257199258625702733658500465342277223180
10
SSW
5
SSE
10
SSW
10
S
5
SSE
10
SSW
15
SSW
10
SSE
10
SW
10
SSW
5
SSE
10
SSW
10
S
10
SSE
15
SSW
15
S
10
SSE
10
SW
15
S
10
SSE
10
SSW
10
S
10
SSE
cross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
on
5:55PM
0.96
5:42AM
0.62
6:27PM
0.98
6:26AM
0.67
7:01PM
0.97
7:13AM
0.70
7:37PM
0.92
8:03AM
0.73
8:15PM
0.85
9:00AM
0.75
8:57PM
0.76
10:04AM
0.76
9:44PM
0.67
11:21AM
0.76
10:46PM
0.58
12:26AM
0.24
11:37AM
0.07
12:57AM
0.20
12:20PM
0.08
1:30AM
0.16
1:06PM
0.12
2:05AM
0.14
1:57PM
0.18
2:44AM
0.13
2:54PM
0.26
3:27AM
0.14
4:06PM
0.33
4:17AM
0.16
5:42PM
0.39

Note: the tide data above is calculated at the surf break location.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Arica blow from the NE

Fri
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Friday
05
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
light rain
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
clearsome cloudssome cloudsclearsome cloudsclearsome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudslight rainsome cloudssome cloudsrain shwrsclearsome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudscloudy
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2422252422242322242422252423252423242322242322
2221232221232221232222242323252322242222232222
2422252422242322242422252423252423242322242322
--6:09--6:09--6:09--6:09--6:09--6:09--6:09--
6:30--6:30--6:29--6:29--6:28--6:28--6:27--6:27-

Short Range Forecast: Some drizzle, heaviest during Mon night. Warm air temperatures (max 25°C on Sat morning, min 21°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Some drizzle, heaviest during Tue night. Warm air temperatures (max 25°C on Tue morning, min 22°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Arica Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Arica provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Arica can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Arica surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Arica) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Arica may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Arica is 30 km (19 miles) from the city of Lima. If you plan a holiday in Lima, look for hotels and other accommodation in Lima. Lima has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.