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Intendencia Surf Forecast / Tarapaca / Chile

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 8 pm Friday 27 Jan 2023 -04
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Intendencia surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Intendencia sea temperature is 16.8 °C (Statistics for 27 Jan 1981-2005 - mean: 23.5 max: 25.4 min: 22.3 °C)
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Intendencia surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Intendencia sea temperature is 16.8 °C (Statistics for 27 Jan 1981-2005 - mean: 23.5 max: 25.4 min: 22.3 °C)

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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Intendencia this week:

The surf forecast for Intendencia over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Saturday (Jan 28) at 12AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.4m and 13s period with a secondary swell of 0.6m and 14s. The wind is predicted to be glassy as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Intendencia in the next 12 days are 1.2m 20s and forecast to arrive on Monday (Jan 30) at 3PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.7m 21s period and expected on Sunday (Jan 29) at 6PM.

Wave TypeTime (-04) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)12AM (Sat 28th Jan)4.5ft (1.4m) 13s
Best Surf12AM (Sat 28th Jan)4.5ft (1.4m) 13s
Most Powerful 3PM (Mon 30th Jan)4ft (1.2m) 20s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Intendencia over the next 12 days.

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Saturday
28
Sunday
29
Monday
30
Tuesday
31
Wednesday
01
Thursday
02
Friday
03
Saturday
04
Sunday
05
Monday
06
Tuesday
07
Wed
08
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
Rating
(10 max)
432332334344443443444332343332332432
Swell
Height Map
T chile.htsgw.metric.9.cc23
T chile.htsgw.metric.27.cc23
T chile.htsgw.metric.51.cc23
T chile.htsgw.metric.75.cc23
T chile.htsgw.metric.99.cc23
T chile.htsgw.metric.123.cc23
T chile.htsgw.metric.147.cc23
T chile.htsgw.metric.171.cc23
T chile.htsgw.metric.195.cc23
T chile.htsgw.metric.219.cc23
T chile.htsgw.metric.243.cc23
T chile.htsgw.metric.267.cc23
T chile.htsgw.metric.291.cc23
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.4
SW
1.3
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.2
SSW
1.2
SSW
1.2
SSW
1.2
SSW
0.8
WNW
1.2
WNW
0.8
WNW
1
WNW
1
WNW
1.2
SW
1.1
SW
1.4
SW
1.4
SW
1.5
SW
1.4
SW
1.5
SW
1.4
SW
1.3
SW
1.2
SW
1.2
SW
1.3
SSW
0.9
SW
1.3
SSW
1.2
SW
1.2
SW
1
SW
1.1
SW
1.1
SW
1.1
SW
1.3
SW
1.3
SW
1.4
SW
1.4
SW
Period(s) (?)131212121211112020191818151414141413141413131212131312121111131314141313
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)6684964803713653353234851014475651651693507752810804623828799543494386449290546428414250303444451648604623604
Wind
(km/h)
0
WNW
5
SSW
10
SW
5
S
5
SSW
10
SW
0
SW
0
WNW
10
SW
0
N
5
SW
5
WNW
5
SW
5
SSW
15
SW
0
W
5
S
15
SW
5
WSW
5
SSW
10
WSW
5
SSW
10
SSW
10
SW
5
SW
5
S
10
SW
5
SW
5
SSW
15
SW
0
SW
0
E
15
SW
5
SSW
15
SSW
20
SW
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
glassglasscross-
on
glassglasscross-
on
glassglasscross-
on
glassglassglassglasscross-
on
cross-
on
glassglasscross-
on
glassoncross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
on
glasscross-
on
glassglasscross-
on
glassglasscross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
on
High Tide
/ height (m)
2:55AM
1.20
4:07PM
1.18
3:55AM
1.07
5:15PM
1.22
5:06AM
0.97
6:22PM
1.27
6:24AM
0.91
7:22PM
1.32
7:36AM
0.89
8:13PM
1.37
8:34AM
0.90
8:57PM
1.41
9:20AM
0.93
9:37PM
1.44
9:59AM
0.95
10:13PM
1.46
10:34AM
0.97
10:46PM
1.46
11:07AM
1.00
11:18PM
1.44
11:40AM
1.02
11:48PM
1.41
12:14PM
1.03
Low Tide
/ height (m)
9:31AM
0.41
10:15PM
0.63
10:23AM
0.45
11:46PM
0.64
11:18AM
0.48
1:12AM
0.61
12:16PM
0.50
2:19AM
0.56
1:12PM
0.50
3:11AM
0.51
2:02PM
0.49
3:53AM
0.47
2:47PM
0.47
4:29AM
0.45
3:28PM
0.46
5:02AM
0.43
4:05PM
0.45
5:33AM
0.42
4:40PM
0.45
6:03AM
0.42
5:15PM
0.47
6:30AM
0.43
5:50PM
0.50

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

Saturday
28
Sunday
29
Monday
30
Tuesday
31
Wednesday
01
Thursday
02
Friday
03
Saturday
04
Sunday
05
Monday
06
Tuesday
07
Wed
08
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
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Rain (mm)
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Temp. °C212323222323222323222323222423222323222423222323222323212323212323212423
Low °C212222212222212122212222222223212223222222212222212223212222212123212223
Feels °C (?)232324242424242424252525252524252424252624232424242424232424232422222322
Sunrise-7:20--7:22--7:22--7:22--7:24--7:24--7:24--7:24--7:26--7:26--7:26--7:28-
Sunset--8:24--8:23--8:23--8:23--8:22--8:22--8:22--8:22--8:22--8:21--8:21--8:20

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 23°C on Sat morning, min 21°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 24°C on Wed morning, min 21°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 24°C on Fri morning, min 21°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 24°C on Wed morning, min 21°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Intendencia Surf forecast

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

Are you planning a holiday in Tarapaca? If you are looking for accommodation near Intendencia, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Tarapaca, consider staying in Iquique which is 5 km (3 miles) away. Alternatively, find information about places to stay and car hire in Patillos which is 59 km (37 miles) away