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Hornitos ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.4

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Hornitos Surf Guide

Hornitos in Antofagasta is a quite exposed beach break that has dependable surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the east. Easily blown out by an onshore breeze Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the southwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. It's sometimes crowded here. Watch out for dangerous rips.

Hornitos Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
16.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Hornitos:

The best conditions reported for surf at Hornitos occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Hornitos with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of June. Clean surfable waves are typically found 12% of the time in June while 57% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 31% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Hornitos Location Map

Interactive Hornitos 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 Hornitos is Cerro Moreno International (Antofagasta) Airport (ANF) in Chile, which is 56 km (35 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Hornitos is El Loa (Calama) Airport (CJC), also in Chile, 153 km (95 miles) away.

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Hornitos Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 15 April 2021, 07:09 Local Time
Thursday 15
Wave (m) 1.4
Period (s) 15 15 15 15
Wind (km/h) 0
SW 5
SW 10
W 15
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Swell History at Hornitos

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

Wind History at Hornitos

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

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