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Caleta Loa ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.5

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Caleta Loa Surf Guide

Caleta Loa in Tarapaca is an exposed beach break that has reliable surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds blow from the east. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south southwest. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Dangerous rips are a hazard of surfing here.

Caleta Loa Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s43.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
19.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Caleta Loa:

The best conditions reported for surf at Caleta Loa occur when a South-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Caleta Loa with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of June. Clean surfable waves are typically found 14% of the time in June while 86% 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
14%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
86%
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 Caleta Loa Location Map

Interactive Caleta Loa 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 Caleta Loa is Cerro Moreno International (Antofagasta) Airport (ANF) in Chile, which is 134 km (83 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Caleta Loa is El Loa (Calama) Airport (CJC), also in Chile, 141 km (88 miles) away.

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Caleta Loa Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 20 April 2021, 01:03 Local Time
Tuesday 20
0AM3AM6AM9AM
Wave (m) 0.9
SW
0.8
SW
0.9
SW
0.9
SW
Period (s) 14 20 20 20
Wind (km/h) 10
SSW 5
SW 5
SW 10
SSW
Wind State cross glass cross-
on
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on

Swell History at Caleta Loa

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

Wind History at Caleta Loa

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

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