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El Puerto ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.2

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El Puerto Spot ID

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Type: reef/pier

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind SE

Sea Temperature Today is: 17.5 °C

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Thursday, 17 October 2019, 17:04 Local time
Wave (m) 1.2
Period (s) 11 11 20 20
Wind (km/h) 15
SW 5
SW 5
SW 5
Wind State cross glass glass cross-

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El Puerto in Atacama is a fairly exposed reef/pier break that has unreliable waves. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the southeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. A right hand reef break. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Be wary of rips - they make surfing here dangerous.

Chile wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Arica, Chile, 1 km from El Puerto.

IS AT (local time)

El Puerto Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Arica Chacalluta International Airport, 14 km from El Puerto.

moderate winds from the SSW

Clouds developing
Air temperature
19.4 °C

Current weather near El Puerto

Overall El Puerto Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October


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

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

El Puerto Location Maps

El Puerto Location Map

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Tide stations nearest to El Puerto:

  • Closest tide station
    1 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    86 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    90 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    121 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    132 mi
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Ski Resorts closest to El Puerto:

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Town and city forecasts close to El Puerto:

  • Closest city location
    3 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Tacna (Peru)
    33 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Ilo (Peru)
    86 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Moquegua (Peru)
    97 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    124 mi


  • The nearest passenger airport to El Puerto is Chacalluta (Arica) Airport (ARI) in Chile, which is 14 km (9 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to El Puerto is Coronel Fap Carlos Ciriani Santa Rosa (Tacna) Airport (TCQ) in Peru, 47 km (29 miles) away.
El Puerto break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for El Puerto, Atacama. Use the tab navigation above to view El Puerto sea temperature, El Puerto photographs, El Puerto detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, El Puerto webcams, current wind from Atacama live weather stations and El Puerto 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 Puerto.