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Caramucho 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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Caramucho Surf Guide

Caramucho in Tarapaca is an exposed point break that has consistent surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds blow from the east. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the south southwest. Best around low tide when the tide is rising. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Surfing here means negotiating dangerous rips.

Caramucho Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon point  redPointIcon  s43.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
20.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Caramucho:

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

februaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Caramucho with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 21% of the time in February while 62% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 17% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
21%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
62%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
17%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Caramucho Location Map

Interactive Caramucho 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 Caramucho is Diego Aracena International (Iquique) Airport (IQQ) in Chile, which is 92 km (57 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Caramucho is El Loa (Calama) Airport (CJC), also in Chile, 177 km (110 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
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Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Caramucho Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 14 April 2021, 12:09 Local Time
Wednesday 14
12PM3PM6PM9PM
Wave (m) 2.2
SW
2.3
SW
2.3
SW
2.4
SSW
Period (s) 16 16 16 16
Wind (km/h) 5
SW 10
SW 10
SW 10
SSW
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross

Swell History at Caramucho

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

Wind History at Caramucho

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

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    Reliability: very consistent
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    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: consistent
    101km away
    • Icon reef  redReef and point
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: consistent
    112km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: consistent
    123km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Caramucho: