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Boca del Rio Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Arequipa, Moquegua and Tacna, Peru)

Boca del Rio Surf Guide

Boca del Rio in Arequipa, Moquegua and Tacna is an exposed beach break that has reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the east northeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the optimum swell angle is from the southwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Best around high tide when the tide is rising. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Take care of the strong rips here.

Boca del Rio Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
17.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Boca del Rio:

The best conditions reported for surf at Boca del Rio occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

augustBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Boca del Rio with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of August. Clean surfable waves are typically found 45% of the time in August while 55% 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.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Boca del Rio Location Map

Interactive Boca del Rio 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 Boca del Rio is Chacalluta (Arica) Airport (ARI) in Chile, which is 43 km (27 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Boca del Rio is Coronel Fap Carlos Ciriani Santa Rosa (Tacna) Airport (TCQ) in Peru, 45 km (28 miles) away.

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Boca del Rio Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 24 May 2022, 00:58 Local Time
MonTuesday 24
Wave (m)
Period (s) 17 17 16 16
Wind (km/h)
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Swell History at Boca del Rio

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

Wind History at Boca del Rio

Wind stats for Boca del Rio, 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 Boca del Rio. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon point  redPoint
    Reliability: consistent
    28km away
    • Icon sandbar  redSandbar
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: very consistent
    46km away
    • Icon reef  redReef/pier
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: inconsistent
    51km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    52km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: consistent
    52km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Boca del Rio: