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Caleta Sama Surf Guide

Caleta Sama in Arequipa, Moquegua and Tacna is an exposed point break that has reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the east northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. Best around high tide when the tide is rising. Rarely crowded here. Beware of rocks, rips, ledgy take-off.

Caleta Sama Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
18.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Caleta Sama:

The best conditions reported for surf at Caleta Sama 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 Caleta Sama (for consistent clean waves)?

augustBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Caleta Sama 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 Caleta Sama Location Map

Interactive Caleta Sama 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 Sama is Coronel Fap Carlos Ciriani Santa Rosa (Tacna) Airport (TCQ) in Peru, which is 65 km (40 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Caleta Sama is Chacalluta (Arica) Airport (ARI) in Chile, 70 km (43 miles) away.

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Caleta Sama Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 10 April 2021, 07:00 Local Time
Saturday 10
Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 15 15 14 14
Wind (km/h) 10
SE 10
ESE 15
SSE 15
Wind State cross-
cross cross-

Swell History at Caleta Sama

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

Wind History at Caleta Sama

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

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We hope you find the new 12-day forecasts and additional details useful.

Kudos to everyone who helped us debug this over the past 3 months.

Be sure to click on the Advanced Surf option to see extra details about the sea-state. Look out for crossing swells and short period local wind swells and chop that will often spoil a groundswell even if the wind is perfect. As yet there is no allowance for this in the swell rating. This is something we are working on.