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Cupula ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.4
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.6
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 3.3

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Cupula break guidePhoto by: Alvaro Bacuñan

Cupula Surf Guide

Cupula in Antofagasta is an exposed reef and point break that has reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the east southeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. The left hand reef break is better than the right. and in addition, there is also a left hand point break. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Take care of rocks and urchins.

Cupula Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reefReef and pointIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
18.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Cupula:

The best conditions reported for surf at Cupula occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Cupula 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 11% of the time in February while 77% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 12% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
11%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
77%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
12%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Cupula Location Map

Interactive Cupula 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 Cupula is Cerro Moreno International (Antofagasta) Airport (ANF) in Chile, which is 35 km (22 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Cupula is El Loa (Calama) Airport (CJC), also in Chile, 213 km (132 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Cupula Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 20 April 2021, 07:33 Local Time
Tuesday 20
6AM9AM12PM3PM
Wave (m) 1.1
SW
1.3
SW
1.4
SW
1.5
SW
Period (s) 20 19 19 18
Wind (km/h) 10
SSW 10
SSW 10
SW 15
SW
Wind State cross cross cross-
on
cross

Swell History at Cupula

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

Wind History at Cupula

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Cupula. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon pointPoint
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: consistent
    4km away
    • Icon pointPoint
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: consistent
    7km away
    • Icon pointPoint
    • Icon  s43.6
    Reliability: consistent
    7km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: consistent
    13km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: consistent
    16km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Cupula: