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El Gringo Surf Forecast / Atacama / Chile

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 8 pm Sunday 09 May 2021 CLT
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El Gringo surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's El Gringo sea temperature is 17.1 °C (Statistics for 09 May 1981-2005 - mean: 20.3 max: 22.5 min: 18.3 °C)
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El Gringo surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's El Gringo sea temperature is 17.1 °C (Statistics for 09 May 1981-2005 - mean: 20.3 max: 22.5 min: 18.3 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at El Gringo (calm at Arica Chacalluta International Airport 15 km from El Gringo).

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2 h 10 min ago

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

The surf forecast for El Gringo over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Sunday (May 09) at 11PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.8m and 17s period with a secondary swell of 0.8m and 8s. The wind is predicted to be glassy as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at El Gringo in the next 12 days are 3.0m 18s and forecast to arrive on Sunday (May 16) at 11AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-onshore at the time the swell arrives.

Wave TypeTime (CLT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)11PM (Sun 9th May)6ft (1.8m) 17s
Best Surf11AM (Sun 16th May)10ft (3.0m) 18s
Most Powerful11AM (Sun 16th May)10ft (3.0m) 18s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for El Gringo 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
Monday
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Fri
21
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
554554555555554654561166555411116666554
T chile.htsgw.metric.12.cc23
T chile.htsgw.metric.30.cc23
T chile.htsgw.metric.54.cc23
T chile.htsgw.metric.78.cc23
T chile.htsgw.metric.102.cc23
T chile.htsgw.metric.126.cc23
T chile.htsgw.metric.150.cc23
T chile.htsgw.metric.174.cc23
T chile.htsgw.metric.198.cc23
T chile.htsgw.metric.222.cc23
T chile.htsgw.metric.246.cc23
T chile.htsgw.metric.270.cc23
T chile.htsgw.metric.294.cc23
1.8
SW
2.1
SW
2.1
SW
1.8
SW
1.7
SW
1.6
SW
1.9
SW
1.8
SW
1.4
SW
1.3
SW
1.9
SW
1.4
SW
1.7
SW
1.6
SW
1.3
SW
2.4
SW
2.3
SW
2.4
SW
2.2
SW
2.2
SW
3
SW
2.5
SW
2.4
SW
2.2
SW
2.2
SW
1.4
SSW
1.9
SSW
3
SSW
3
SSW
2.5
SSW
2.5
SW
2.5
SW
2.5
SW
2.4
SSW
2.4
SSW
2.2
SSW
171616151414141417171616161519171616151818161616162119181817171616161616
18372297221214411196951123611611199103818451027146710881149339226342723206630135122333430672413226217012600572252904476383133433118275028212410
0
SSE
5
SSW
15
SW
5
SSW
5
S
5
WSW
5
W
5
SE
5
SW
5
SW
5
SSW
10
WSW
0
NE
0
ESE
10
SW
0
NE
5
SSW
10
WSW
0
WSW
0
NNW
10
WSW
5
N
0
E
10
WSW
0
WNW
5
SSE
10
SW
5
SSW
0
ESE
10
WSW
0
SSE
0
S
10
WSW
5
NNE
5
SSW
10
SW
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on
onglassglassonglasscross-
on
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9:10PM
0.96
9:44AM
1.14
9:46PM
0.92
10:16AM
1.18
10:20PM
0.87
10:47AM
1.20
10:54PM
0.82
11:19AM
1.20
11:29PM
0.77
11:51AM
1.19
12:05AM
0.73
12:25PM
1.17
12:45AM
0.69
1:03PM
1.14
1:33AM
0.65
1:46PM
1.11
2:32AM
0.63
2:35PM
1.08
3:45AM
0.64
3:32PM
1.06
4:59AM
0.69
4:34PM
1.05
6:00AM
0.78
5:35PM
1.04
3:15AM
0.21
4:03PM
0.30
3:42AM
0.22
4:43PM
0.29
4:09AM
0.23
5:22PM
0.29
4:35AM
0.26
6:00PM
0.30
5:03AM
0.28
6:41PM
0.32
5:31AM
0.32
7:24PM
0.34
6:01AM
0.36
8:12PM
0.35
6:37AM
0.40
9:05PM
0.36
7:23AM
0.44
10:02PM
0.35
8:27AM
0.48
10:56PM
0.32
9:49AM
0.49
11:45PM
0.28
11:14AM
0.47

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

Monday
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Fri
21
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
some cloudssome cloudsclearsome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearsome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearsome clouds
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-7:58--7:58--7:58--7:58--7:58--8:00--8:00--8:00--8:00--8:00--8:00--8:02-
--7:15--7:15--7:15--7:15--7:15--7:15--7:14--7:14--7:14--7:13--7:13--7:13

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

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 22°C on Thu afternoon, min 18°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.

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

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

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Information about the El Gringo Surf forecast

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