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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 Surf Forecast / Atacama / Chile

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 2 pm Friday 16 Apr 2021 CLT
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El Puerto surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's El Puerto sea temperature is 17.5 °C (Statistics for 16 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 21.6 max: 23.2 min: 20.3 °C)
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El Puerto surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's El Puerto sea temperature is 17.5 °C (Statistics for 16 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 21.6 max: 23.2 min: 20.3 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-off at El Puerto (moderate winds from the S at Arica Chacalluta International Airport 14 km from El Puerto).

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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for El Puerto this week:

The surf forecast for El Puerto over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Friday (Apr 16) at 11PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.8m and 14s period with a secondary swell of 0.1m and 24s. The wind is predicted to be glassy as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at El Puerto in the next 12 days are 2.5m 17s and forecast to arrive on Wednesday (Apr 21) 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+)11PM (Fri 16th Apr)6ft (1.8m) 14s
Best Surf 8PM (Tue 20th Apr)8ft (2.5m) 19s
Most Powerful 8AM (Wed 21st Apr)8ft (2.5m) 17s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for El Puerto 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
Fri
16
Saturday
17
Sunday
18
Monday
19
Tuesday
20
Wednesday
21
Thursday
22
Friday
23
Saturday
24
Sunday
25
Monday
26
Tuesday
27
Wed
28
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
344344345455466455455343233123355455
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
1.8
SW
1.6
SW
1.6
SW
1.7
SW
1.7
SW
1.7
SW
1.5
SSW
1.8
SW
2.1
SSW
1.8
SW
1.3
SSW
1.7
SSW
2.5
SSW
2.5
SSW
2.5
SSW
2.5
SW
2.3
SW
2.2
SSW
2.2
SSW
2
SSW
1.8
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.5
SSW
1.5
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.1
SSW
0.9
SSW
1
SSW
0.9
SW
1.3
SW
1.6
SW
1.8
SW
1.8
SW
1.8
SW
1.9
SW
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15
SW
5
S
0
SW
15
SW
5
SW
5
S
10
SW
5
SSW
5
SSW
10
SW
5
SSW
5
SW
10
WSW
0
SW
5
S
10
WSW
5
SSW
0
SSW
15
SW
5
SW
5
SSE
15
SW
5
SSW
0
SSE
10
WSW
0
E
5
SSW
10
WSW
0
NE
0
SSE
10
WSW
0
SSW
5
SSE
10
SW
5
WSW
0
S
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1:01AM
0.76
1:29PM
1.09
1:44AM
0.70
2:15PM
1.06
2:43AM
0.66
3:11PM
1.04
4:06AM
0.64
4:18PM
1.03
5:33AM
0.67
5:26PM
1.05
6:38AM
0.74
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
7:33PM
0.39
6:36AM
0.37
8:25PM
0.42
7:09AM
0.42
9:27PM
0.44
7:53AM
0.46
10:40PM
0.44
8:58AM
0.49
11:47PM
0.40
10:25AM
0.50
12:40AM
0.35
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

Note: the tide data above is for Arica, Chile which is 1 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for El Puerto.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at El Puerto blow from the SE

Fri
16
Saturday
17
Sunday
18
Monday
19
Tuesday
20
Wednesday
21
Thursday
22
Friday
23
Saturday
24
Sunday
25
Monday
26
Tuesday
27
Wed
28
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
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7:30--7:30--7:29--7:28--7:27--7:27--7:25--7:24--7:24--7:23--7:23--7:22--

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

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 21°C on Mon afternoon, min 17°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 20°C on Thu afternoon, min 16°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

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

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Information about the El Puerto Surf forecast

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