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Chigualoco Surf Guide

Chigualoco in Antofagasta is an exposed beach break that is often working. The best time of year for waves is autumn. Offshore winds blow from the northeast and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Beware of Urchins - Rocks.

Chigualoco Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
17.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Chigualoco:

The best conditions reported for surf at Chigualoco occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

mayBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Chigualoco with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of May. Clean surfable waves are typically found 18% of the time in May while 82% 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).

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Interactive Chigualoco 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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Chigualoco Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 14 April 2021, 12:14 Local Time
Wednesday 14
Wave (m) 3.0
Period (s) 15 15 16 15
Wind (km/h) 10
SW 10
SSW 15
SSW 15
Wind State on on cross-

Swell History at Chigualoco

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

Wind History at Chigualoco

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

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