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Isla Negra Surf Guide

Isla Negra in Santiago is an exposed reef break that has very consistent surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the south southeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the best swell direction is from the north northwest. It's sometimes crowded here. Watch out for - Rocks, rips.

Isla Negra Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
14.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Isla Negra:

The best conditions reported for surf at Isla Negra occur when a North-northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South-southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Isla Negra with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 22% of the time in January while 9% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 69% 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).

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Interactive Isla Negra 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 Isla Negra is Arturo Merino Benitez International (Santiago) Airport (SCL) in Chile, which is 83 km (52 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Isla Negra is Los Cerrillos (Santiago) Airport (ULC), also in Chile, 91 km (57 miles) away.

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Isla Negra Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 14 April 2021, 11:26 Local Time
Wednesday 14
Wave (m) 0.1
Period (s) 13 16 12 12
Wind (km/h) 10
W 10
W 10
SW 15
Wind State cross cross cross-

Swell History at Isla Negra

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

Wind History at Isla Negra

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

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