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El Colegio ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 4.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 3.9

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El Colegio Surf Forecast / Tarapaca / Chile

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 8 am Wednesday 12 May 2021 CLT
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El Colegio surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's El Colegio sea temperature is 15.6 °C (Statistics for 12 May 1981-2005 - mean: 19.7 max: 22.3 min: 17.9 °C)
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El Colegio surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's El Colegio sea temperature is 15.6 °C (Statistics for 12 May 1981-2005 - mean: 19.7 max: 22.3 min: 17.9 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-off at El Colegio (light winds from the ESE at Iquique/Diego Aracena Airport 32 km from El Colegio).

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32 km away, 1 h 28 min ago

Light
11 km/h
ESE
18.7
15.6
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for El Colegio this week:

The surf forecast for El Colegio over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Wednesday (May 12) at 11AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.0m and 18s period with a secondary swell of 1.3m and 13s. The wind is predicted to be cross-onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at El Colegio in the next 12 days are 2.3m 19s and forecast to arrive on Wednesday (May 19) at 2AM. Winds are predicted to be glassy at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.4m 15s period and expected on Wednesday (May 12) at 8PM.

Wave TypeTime (CLT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)11AM (Wed 12th May)3.5ft (1.0m) 18s
Best Surf 2PM (Sun 16th May)7.5ft (2.3m) 17s
Most Powerful 2AM (Wed 19th May)7.5ft (2.3m) 19s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for El Colegio 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
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
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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
1
SW
1.5
SW
1.7
SW
1.6
SW
1.4
SW
1.4
SW
1.2
SW
1.7
SW
2.1
SW
2.2
SW
2.1
SW
1.9
SW
1.5
SW
2.3
SW
2.2
SW
1.9
SW
1.7
SW
1.7
SW
1.4
SW
1.1
SW
1.8
SW
2.4
SW
2.4
SW
2.4
SW
2.3
SW
2.2
SW
2.1
SW
1.9
SW
1.8
SW
1.6
SW
1.5
SW
1.5
SW
1.5
SW
1.4
SW
1.5
SSW
1.4
SW
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62376916431210101498911001761226923141968152614043235244517871420138484410152310356334833096261224342080167214361109852780734514808700
5
SE
10
WSW
15
SW
10
S
15
SSW
5
SW
5
SSW
10
SW
5
NNW
5
SSW
10
SW
0
S
5
SW
10
SW
5
NW
5
SSW
5
WSW
5
NW
5
SSW
5
W
5
WSW
10
SSW
10
SW
5
SSW
10
S
10
SW
5
ESE
5
SSW
15
SW
10
SSW
10
S
10
SW
5
NNW
5
NNW
10
SW
5
WSW
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on
cross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
on
glasscross-
on
onglassglassonglassglassglassglasscross-
on
glassglasscross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
glasscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
glassglasscross-
on
glass
10:53AM
1.36
11:04PM
0.99
11:25AM
1.36
11:40PM
0.94
11:58AM
1.35
12:18AM
0.89
12:34PM
1.33
1:00AM
0.85
1:12PM
1.30
1:51AM
0.81
1:57PM
1.26
2:54AM
0.79
2:48PM
1.23
4:08AM
0.81
3:47PM
1.21
5:18AM
0.86
4:49PM
1.20
6:16AM
0.95
5:49PM
1.19
7:03AM
1.06
6:46PM
1.19
7:47AM
1.19
7:40PM
1.17
5:29PM
0.43
4:47AM
0.42
6:09PM
0.44
5:14AM
0.46
6:51PM
0.46
5:42AM
0.50
7:37PM
0.48
6:13AM
0.54
8:27PM
0.50
6:49AM
0.58
9:23PM
0.51
7:37AM
0.62
10:21PM
0.50
8:46AM
0.65
11:15PM
0.47
10:12AM
0.66
12:01AM
0.43
11:35AM
0.63
12:43AM
0.38
12:47PM
0.57
1:22AM
0.33
1:49PM
0.50
2:00AM
0.29

Note: the tide data above is for Iquique, Chile which is 2 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for El Colegio.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at El Colegio blow from the ENE

Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
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8:00--8:00--8:00--8:02--8:02--8:02--8:03--8:03--8:03--8:03--8:03--8:04--
-7:12--7:12--7:10--7:10--7:10--7:09--7:09--7:09--7:09--7:08--7:08--7:08-

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

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 20°C on Sat morning, min 17°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.

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

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 21°C on Sat morning, min 17°C on Sun morning). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the El Colegio Surf forecast

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

Are you planning a holiday in Tarapaca? If you are looking for accommodation near El Colegio, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Tarapaca, consider staying in Iquique which is 4 km (2 miles) away. Alternatively, find information about places to stay and car hire in Patillos which is 58 km (36 miles) away