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

Overall: 3.3

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El Buey Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 16.4 °C

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Monday, 14 October 2019, 00:04 Local time
Monday 14
Wave (m) 1.5
Period (s) 15 15 14 14
Wind (km/h) 5
SE 5
Wind State off cross-
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El Buey in Atacama is an exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the east. Easily blown out by onshore winds Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. The left hand reef break is better than the right.. Best around low tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Hazards include rips and rocks.

Chile wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Arica, Chile, 2 km from El Buey.

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El Buey Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Arica Chacalluta International Airport, 15 km from El Buey.

light winds from the SE

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Air temperature
18.2 °C

Current weather near El Buey

Overall El Buey Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October


Surf stats for El Buey: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for El Buey: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

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Tide stations nearest to El Buey:

  • Closest tide station
    1 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    86 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    91 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    120 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    132 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to El Buey:

  • Closest city location
    3 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Tacna (Peru)
    34 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Ilo (Peru)
    86 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Moquegua (Peru)
    98 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    122 mi


  • The nearest passenger airport to El Buey is Chacalluta (Arica) Airport (ARI) in Chile, which is 16 km (10 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to El Buey is Coronel Fap Carlos Ciriani Santa Rosa (Tacna) Airport (TCQ) in Peru, 49 km (30 miles) away.
El Buey break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for El Buey, Atacama. Use the tab navigation above to view El Buey sea temperature, El Buey photographs, El Buey detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, El Buey webcams, current wind from Atacama live weather stations and El Buey tide predictions. The Chile swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Chile and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from Chile wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around El Buey.