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Barrancon Surf Guide

Barrancon in Tarapaca is an exposed reef break that is often working. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the northwest. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. Even when the surf is up, crowds are unknown. Watch out for - Urchins - Rips / undertow - Rocks.

Barrancon Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
16.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Barrancon:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Barrancon 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 25% of the time in January while 75% 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
25%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
75%
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 Barrancon Location Map

Interactive Barrancon 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 closest passenger airport to Barrancon is Diego Aracena International (Iquique) Airport (IQQ) in Chile, which is 144 km (89 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Barrancon is El Loa (Calama) Airport (CJC), also in Chile, 148 km (92 miles) away.

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Barrancon Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 25 June 2021, 00:53 Local Time
Friday 25
0AM3AM6AM9AM
Wave (m) 3.0
SW
3.0
SW
3.0
SW
2.5
SW
Period (s) 16 16 16 16
Wind (km/h)
5
5
5
5
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Swell History at Barrancon

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

Wind History at Barrancon

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

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