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El Toro Viejo Surf Guide

El Toro Viejo in Atacama is an exposed point break that has quite reliable surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the southeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. A left hand reef break. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Beware of - Urchins - Rips / undertow - Rocks.

El Toro Viejo Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon point  redPointIcon  s0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
17.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing El Toro Viejo:

The best conditions reported for surf at El Toro Viejo occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf El Toro Viejo (for consistent clean waves)?

februaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing El Toro Viejo with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 52% of the time in February while 48% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 0% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
52%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
48%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
0%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore El Toro Viejo Location Map

Interactive El Toro Viejo surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The nearest passenger airport to El Toro Viejo is Chacalluta (Arica) Airport (ARI) in Chile, which is 15 km (9 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to El Toro Viejo is Coronel Fap Carlos Ciriani Santa Rosa (Tacna) Airport (TCQ) in Peru, 48 km (30 miles) away.

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El Toro Viejo Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 19 April 2021, 07:03 Local Time
Monday 19
6AM9AM12PM3PM
Wave (m) 1.9
SSW
1.8
SW
2.1
SSW
2.0
SSW
Period (s) 17 16 16 16
Wind (km/h) 5
SSE 5
SSW 5
WSW 15
SW
Wind State glass glass cross-
on
cross

Swell History at El Toro Viejo

Surf stats for El Toro Viejo, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at El Toro Viejo

Wind stats for El Toro Viejo, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon reef  redReef/pier
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: inconsistent
    1km away

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