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Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.0

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El Faro Surf Forecast / Tarapaca / Chile

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 2 pm Monday 19 Apr 2021 CLT
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El Faro surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's El Faro sea temperature is 17.5 °C (Statistics for 19 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 20.8 max: 22.5 min: 19.6 °C)
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El Faro surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's El Faro sea temperature is 17.5 °C (Statistics for 19 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 20.8 max: 22.5 min: 19.6 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Wind reports 31 km away suggest it is still onshore at El Faro (moderate winds from the WSW at Iquique/Diego Aracena Airport).

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31 km away, 1 h 6 min ago

Moderate
24 km/h
WSW
21.0
17.5
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for El Faro this week:

The surf forecast for El Faro over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Monday (Apr 19) at 8PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.5m and 14s period with a secondary swell of 0.4m and 22s. The wind is predicted to be glassy as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at El Faro in the next 12 days are 2.1m 18s and forecast to arrive on Tuesday (Apr 20) at 11PM. 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 Friday (Apr 23) at 8AM.

Wave TypeTime (CLT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 8PM (Mon 19th Apr)5ft (1.5m) 14s
Best Surf 8AM (Tue 20th Apr)3.5ft (1.1m) 20s
Most Powerful11PM (Tue 20th Apr)7ft (2.1m) 18s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for El Faro 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
Mon
19
Tuesday
20
Wednesday
21
Thursday
22
Friday
23
Saturday
24
Sunday
25
Monday
26
Tuesday
27
Wednesday
28
Thursday
29
Friday
30
Sat
01
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
545455555454433233113345555555455544
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
T chile.htsgw.metric.294.cc23
1.6
SW
1.4
SW
1.1
SW
1.5
SW
2.1
SW
2.1
SW
2.1
SW
2.1
SW
2.1
SW
2
SW
1.9
SW
1.6
SW
1.5
SW
1.3
SSW
1.1
SW
1.1
SW
1
SW
1
SW
0.6
SW
0.4
SW
0.6
SW
0.8
SW
1.2
SW
1.6
SW
1.8
SW
2.1
SW
1.8
SW
2
SW
2
SW
1.8
SW
1.8
SW
1.8
SW
1.7
SW
1.7
SW
1.6
SW
1.3
SW
161420191817161615141413131212111312111520191816161615161616161514141413
1284742102016262611249421872214177616041349891734472309268326264998423943689112921697200913631978195317501685143711961196965628
10
SW
0
S
5
S
10
SW
5
SSW
5
S
10
SW
0
SSW
5
S
10
SW
5
SSW
5
SSW
10
WSW
5
SSE
5
SSE
15
SW
5
SSW
5
SSW
10
SW
0
NNE
5
SSW
10
SW
5
SSW
5
SSW
10
SW
5
SSW
5
SSW
10
SW
5
SSW
10
SSW
15
SW
5
SSW
5
SSW
5
SW
5
N
5
SW
onglasscross-
on
onglasscross-
on
onglassglassonglassglassonglassglassonglassglassonglasscross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
on
onglasscross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
glassglassonglassglass
3:26PM
1.19
4:36AM
0.81
4:34PM
1.19
5:57AM
0.85
5:41PM
1.21
6:55AM
0.92
6:40PM
1.24
7:39AM
1.01
7:31PM
1.28
8:19AM
1.12
8:18PM
1.30
8:59AM
1.23
9:03PM
1.30
9:38AM
1.34
9:47PM
1.27
10:19AM
1.44
10:32PM
1.22
11:02AM
1.50
11:19PM
1.15
11:47AM
1.53
12:08AM
1.06
12:35PM
1.52
1:03AM
0.98
11:03PM
0.58
9:21AM
0.67
12:07AM
0.54
10:52AM
0.67
12:56AM
0.49
12:10PM
0.63
1:36AM
0.43
1:14PM
0.56
2:12AM
0.37
2:09PM
0.49
2:47AM
0.32
3:00PM
0.41
3:21AM
0.28
3:50PM
0.35
3:56AM
0.26
4:40PM
0.31
4:33AM
0.26
5:32PM
0.30
5:11AM
0.29
6:27PM
0.32
5:52AM
0.33
7:26PM
0.35
6:38AM
0.40

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

Mon
19
Tuesday
20
Wednesday
21
Thursday
22
Friday
23
Saturday
24
Sunday
25
Monday
26
Tuesday
27
Wednesday
28
Thursday
29
Friday
30
Sat
01
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
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7:25--7:24--7:23--7:23--7:22--7:22--7:22--7:21--7:20--7:20--7:19--7:17--

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 21°C on Tue morning, min 18°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

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

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 21°C on Tue morning, min 18°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.

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

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Information about the El Faro Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for El Faro provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at El Faro can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our El Faro 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 Faro) 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 Faro 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 Faro, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Tarapaca, consider staying in Iquique which is 3 km (2 miles) away. Alternatively, find information about places to stay and car hire in Patillos which is 57 km (35 miles) away