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El Brazo ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.5

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El Brazo Surf Forecast / Atacama / Chile

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 8 am Sunday 11 Apr 2021 CLT
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El Brazo surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's El Brazo sea temperature is 17.3 °C (Statistics for 11 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 21.9 max: 23.9 min: 20.4 °C)
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El Brazo surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's El Brazo sea temperature is 17.3 °C (Statistics for 11 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 21.9 max: 23.9 min: 20.4 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Still cross-shore at El Brazo (light winds from the SW at Arica Chacalluta International Airport 14 km from El Brazo).

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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for El Brazo this week:

The surf forecast for El Brazo over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Sunday (Apr 11) at 5PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.7m and 12s period with a secondary swell of 0.6m and 21s. The wind is predicted to be cross-shore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at El Brazo in the next 12 days are 2.5m 16s and forecast to arrive on Thursday (Apr 15) at 2AM. Winds are predicted to be glassy at the time the swell arrives.

Wave TypeTime (CLT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 5PM (Sun 11th Apr)5.5ft (1.7m) 12s
Best Surf 5AM (Wed 14th Apr)6.5ft (2.0m) 17s
Most Powerful 2AM (Thu 15th Apr)8ft (2.5m) 16s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for El Brazo over the next 12 days.

Updates in  hr  min  s Update imminent
Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Sunday
11
Monday
12
Tuesday
13
Wednesday
14
Thursday
15
Friday
16
Saturday
17
Sunday
18
Monday
19
Tuesday
20
Wednesday
21
Thursday
22
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
423334434545545434434323434445544434
T chile.htsgw.metric.12.cc23
T chile.htsgw.metric.36.cc23
T chile.htsgw.metric.60.cc23
T chile.htsgw.metric.84.cc23
T chile.htsgw.metric.108.cc23
T chile.htsgw.metric.132.cc23
T chile.htsgw.metric.156.cc23
T chile.htsgw.metric.180.cc23
T chile.htsgw.metric.204.cc23
T chile.htsgw.metric.228.cc23
T chile.htsgw.metric.252.cc23
T chile.htsgw.metric.276.cc23
1.7
SSW
1.5
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.8
SSW
1.2
SW
1.7
SSW
1.7
SW
1.8
SW
1.9
SSW
2.2
SSW
2.3
SSW
2.4
SSW
2.4
SSW
2.2
SSW
2.1
SSW
1.9
SSW
1.8
SW
1.8
SW
1.8
SW
1.8
SW
1.8
SW
1.7
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.5
SSW
1.6
SSW
2
SSW
2
SSW
2.2
SW
2.4
SW
2.4
SW
2.3
SW
2.2
SW
2
SSW
2
SSW
1.9
SSW
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103059591495911001702177717351809266726482936271521692123148813211285114411101094918918964115011991832176126523067265824651903166715821310
5
SSW
15
SW
5
SSE
5
SW
10
SW
5
S
0
SSW
10
WSW
0
NW
5
SSE
10
WSW
5
SW
0
WSW
10
WSW
0
SSE
5
S
10
WSW
5
SSW
0
N
15
SW
5
SSW
5
SSE
10
WSW
0
SSE
0
SW
10
WSW
0
SW
5
SW
10
SW
0
SE
0
SSW
10
WSW
0
WNW
0
NW
15
WSW
5
NNE
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glass
10:11AM
1.08
10:17PM
1.08
10:43AM
1.12
10:50PM
1.02
11:14AM
1.14
11:21PM
0.96
11:45AM
1.15
11:53PM
0.89
12:17PM
1.14
12:25AM
0.82
12:51PM
1.12
1:01AM
0.76
1:29PM
1.09
1:44AM
0.70
2:15PM
1.06
2:43AM
0.66
3:11PM
1.04
4:06AM
0.64
4:18PM
1.03
5:33AM
0.67
5:26PM
1.05
6:38AM
0.74
6:26PM
1.08
4:13PM
0.27
4:27AM
0.22
4:53PM
0.28
4:53AM
0.24
5:31PM
0.29
5:18AM
0.26
6:09PM
0.32
5:42AM
0.30
6:50PM
0.35
6:08AM
0.33
7:33PM
0.39
6:36AM
0.37
8:25PM
0.42
7:09AM
0.42
9:27PM
0.44
7:53AM
0.46
10:40PM
0.44
8:58AM
0.49
11:47PM
0.40
10:25AM
0.50
12:40AM
0.35
11:48AM
0.47
1:22AM
0.29

Note: the tide data above is for Arica, Chile which is 1 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for El Brazo.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at El Brazo blow from the SE

Sunday
11
Monday
12
Tuesday
13
Wednesday
14
Thursday
15
Friday
16
Saturday
17
Sunday
18
Monday
19
Tuesday
20
Wednesday
21
Thursday
22
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clearclearsome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsclearclearclearclearsome cloudsclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearsome cloudssome cloudsclearclear
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182018192018182018182017182018182017182018182018182018182018182017171917
202119212219202219212118202118202118202118212118212218212218202118192118
7:50--7:50--7:50--7:50--7:50--7:50--7:50--7:50--7:52--7:52--7:52--7:52--
-7:34--7:32--7:31--7:31--7:30--7:30--7:30--7:29--7:28--7:27--7:27--7:25-

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 22°C on Mon afternoon, min 18°C on Sun morning). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 21°C on Wed morning, min 17°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 22°C on Mon afternoon, min 18°C on Sat morning). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 22°C on Tue afternoon, min 17°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the El Brazo Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for El Brazo provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at El Brazo can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our El Brazo surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (El Brazo) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for El Brazo may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

El Brazo is 5 km (3 miles) from the city of Arica. If you plan a holiday in Atacama, look for hotels and other accommodation in Arica. Arica has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.

We hope you find the new 12-day forecasts and additional details useful.

Kudos to everyone who helped us debug this over the past 3 months.

Be sure to click on the Advanced Surf option to see extra details about the sea-state. Look out for crossing swells and short period local wind swells and chop that will often spoil a groundswell even if the wind is perfect. As yet there is no allowance for this in the swell rating. This is something we are working on.