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Infernillo ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.2

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Infernillo break guidePhoto by: Mauro Rogério Isola

Infernillo Surf Guide

Infernillo in Santiago is an exposed reef and point break that has consistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the east. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest. A left hand reef break and there is a left hand point break too. Best around high tide. It's sometimes crowded here. Rocks are a hazard.

Infernillo Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reefReef and pointIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
12.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Infernillo:

The best conditions reported for surf at Infernillo 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 Infernillo (for consistent clean waves)?

mayBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Infernillo with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of May. Clean surfable waves are typically found 25% of the time in May while 72% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 3% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
25%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
72%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
3%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

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Interactive Infernillo 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 Infernillo is Los Cerrillos (Santiago) Airport (ULC) in Chile, which is 158 km (98 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Infernillo is Arturo Merino Benitez International (Santiago) Airport (SCL), also in Chile, 159 km (99 miles) away.

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Infernillo Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 18 October 2021, 02:09 Local Time
Monday 18
0AM3AM6AM9AM
Wave (m)
1.9
SW
1.9
SW
2.5
SW
1.7
SW
Period (s) 15 15 14 14
Wind (km/h)
15
10
10
10
Wind State cross cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Infernillo

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

Wind History at Infernillo

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

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