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Chatarras break guidePhoto by: David

Chatarras Surf Guide

Chatarras in Puerto Rico is an exposed reef break that has inconsistent surf. Works best in offshore winds from the south and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the north. There is no reef break. It's often crowded here. Hazards include Urchin and locals.

Chatarras Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
26.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Chatarras:

The best conditions reported for surf at Chatarras occur when a North swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South.

Surf Forecasts:

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

octoberBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Chatarras with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of October. Clean surfable waves are typically found 28% of the time in October while 51% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 21% 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).

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Interactive Chatarras 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.

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Chatarras Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 22 March 2023, 12:57 Local Time
Wednesday 22
Wave (m)
Period (s) 7 6 6 6
Wind (km/h)
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Swell History at Chatarras

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

Wind History at Chatarras

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

Chatarras Reviews:

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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Carlos Claudio (from Levittown) from Puerto Rico
“I am from Puerto Rico, although I live in the US now. I have surfed this spot many times. This spot is Epic to say the least. It is a very hollow wave. Tube ridding is a must to be able to make the wave. It is not a beginner spot. It requires a unique combination of north or northwest swell with south winds to make it surfable the entire day and this is why the website says it is very inconsistent. However, if you surf it early in the morning before the wind starts blowing you will be able to score this spot very frequently. Once the wind starts blowing it become a very dangerous chop. Buggy borders can surf it waist high and above, but surf boarders need to surf it chest high and above, preferably head high and above because the wave breaks on a very shallow reef. The smaller the size the shallower it is and there is always the possibility of your fins hitting the reef on small days. The spot is capable of double overhead size. It a very competitive spot and very crowded in the mornings. People will be in the water at the break of dawn (5:30AM). NOT FOR BEGINNERS!”

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