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Caletita Buena ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.3

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Caletita Buena Surf Guide

Caletita Buena in Tarapaca is an exposed point break that has very reliable surf. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. The best wind direction is from the east northeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell direction is from the northwest. Best around mid tide. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Beware of rocks and urchins.

Caletita Buena Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon point  redPointIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
19.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Caletita Buena:

The best conditions reported for surf at Caletita Buena occur when a Northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Caletita Buena 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 3% of the time in January while 18% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 79% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
3%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
18%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
79%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Caletita Buena Location Map

Interactive Caletita Buena 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 Caletita Buena is Diego Aracena International (Iquique) Airport (IQQ) in Chile, which is 118 km (73 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Caletita Buena is Chacalluta (Arica) Airport (ARI), also in Chile, 126 km (78 miles) away.

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Caletita Buena Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 20 April 2021, 02:16 Local Time
Tuesday 20
0AM3AM6AM9AM
Wave (m) 0.6
SW
1.6
SW
1.1
SW
1.3
SW
Period (s) 22 14 20 20
Wind (km/h) 0
SSW 5
SSW 5
SSW 5
SSW
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on
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on

Swell History at Caletita Buena

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

Wind History at Caletita Buena

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

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