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Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.2

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El Chinchorro Surf Forecast / Atacama / Chile

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 8 am Thursday 22 Apr 2021 CLT
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El Chinchorro surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's El Chinchorro sea temperature is 17.2 °C (Statistics for 22 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 21.3 max: 23.1 min: 20.1 °C)
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El Chinchorro surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's El Chinchorro sea temperature is 17.2 °C (Statistics for 22 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 21.3 max: 23.1 min: 20.1 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at El Chinchorro (calm at Arica/Chacalluta Airport 11 km from El Chinchorro).

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1 h 26 min ago

Calm
4 km/h
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Clean
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for El Chinchorro this week:

The surf forecast for El Chinchorro over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Thursday (Apr 22) at 11AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 2.5m and 14s period with a secondary swell of 0.1m and 21s. The wind is predicted to be onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at El Chinchorro in the next 12 days are 2.5m 17s and forecast to arrive on Wednesday (Apr 28) at 8AM. Winds are predicted to be glassy at the time the swell arrives.

Wave TypeTime (CLT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)11AM (Thu 22nd Apr)8ft (2.5m) 14s
Best Surf11PM (Tue 27th Apr)8ft (2.5m) 16s
Most Powerful 8AM (Wed 28th Apr)8ft (2.5m) 17s

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

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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
Thursday
22
Friday
23
Saturday
24
Sunday
25
Monday
26
Tuesday
27
Wednesday
28
Thursday
29
Friday
30
Saturday
01
Sunday
02
Monday
03
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
1145544423322335546656545544434434434
T chile.htsgw.metric.18.cc23
T chile.htsgw.metric.42.cc23
T chile.htsgw.metric.66.cc23
T chile.htsgw.metric.90.cc23
T chile.htsgw.metric.114.cc23
T chile.htsgw.metric.138.cc23
T chile.htsgw.metric.162.cc23
T chile.htsgw.metric.186.cc23
T chile.htsgw.metric.210.cc23
T chile.htsgw.metric.234.cc23
T chile.htsgw.metric.258.cc23
T chile.htsgw.metric.282.cc23
3
SSW
2.5
SSW
2.4
SSW
2.1
SSW
2
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.4
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.1
SSW
1.2
SSW
1.1
SW
0.9
SSW
0.6
SW
0.8
SW
1.5
SW
2
SW
2.2
SW
2.5
SW
2.5
SW
2.5
SW
2.5
SW
2.3
SW
2.1
SW
2
SW
1.9
SW
1.8
SW
1.6
SW
1.5
SW
1.4
SW
1.4
SW
1.6
SW
1.6
SW
1.5
SSW
1.5
SSW
1.5
SSW
1.5
SSW
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34872907231315201289928527421281384288171309531135821552465305941383805321625452214167214071236919757689585766803680669702679
5
SSW
10
SW
0
SE
0
SE
15
SW
5
W
0
ENE
10
SW
0
E
0
S
10
SW
0
SW
0
S
10
SW
0
SW
0
SSW
10
SW
5
SSW
0
E
15
WSW
5
SW
0
SSE
10
WSW
5
SSW
0
SSW
15
WSW
0
NNE
5
SW
10
WSW
0
SSE
0
SSW
10
SW
0
W
0
SSW
10
WSW
0
NNE
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6:26PM
1.08
7:26AM
0.84
7:19PM
1.11
8:09AM
0.95
8:07PM
1.13
8:49AM
1.06
8:54PM
1.13
9:30AM
1.18
9:39PM
1.11
10:12AM
1.28
10:25PM
1.06
10:55AM
1.35
11:12PM
0.99
11:41AM
1.38
12:02AM
0.90
12:30PM
1.38
12:56AM
0.82
1:24PM
1.34
1:59AM
0.75
2:24PM
1.27
3:15AM
0.71
3:32PM
1.20
11:48AM
0.47
1:22AM
0.29
12:56PM
0.41
2:00AM
0.23
1:55PM
0.33
2:36AM
0.17
2:48PM
0.26
3:11AM
0.13
3:40PM
0.20
3:47AM
0.10
4:32PM
0.16
4:25AM
0.10
5:24PM
0.14
5:04AM
0.12
6:19PM
0.15
5:45AM
0.16
7:18PM
0.19
6:31AM
0.22
8:24PM
0.23
7:24AM
0.29
9:36PM
0.26
8:28AM
0.37
10:50PM
0.27

Note: the tide data above is for Arica, Chile which is 3 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for El Chinchorro.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at El Chinchorro blow from the ENE

Thursday
22
Friday
23
Saturday
24
Sunday
25
Monday
26
Tuesday
27
Wednesday
28
Thursday
29
Friday
30
Saturday
01
Sunday
02
Monday
03
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
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202119202119202119202119202118202219202119202118202118202118212219212219
182018182018182017172017172018182018182018182018182017182018182018182018
202119202119202119202119202118202219202119202118202118202118212219212219
7:52--7:52--7:52--7:52--7:52--7:54--7:54--7:54--7:54--7:54--7:54--7:54--
-7:25--7:24--7:24--7:23--7:22--7:22--7:22--7:22--7:21--7:21--7:20--7:20-

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 21°C on Thu afternoon, min 17°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 22°C on Tue afternoon, min 17°C on Sun morning). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 21°C on Wed afternoon, min 17°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

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

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Information about the El Chinchorro Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for El Chinchorro provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at El Chinchorro can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our El Chinchorro 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 Chinchorro) 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 Chinchorro 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 Chinchorro 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.