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Isla Santa Maria ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.2

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Isla Santa Maria Surf Guide

Isla Santa Maria in Antofagasta is an exposed reef and point break that has consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the east southeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. A choice of left and right reefs and in addition, there is also a left hand point break. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Take care of rocks and urchins.

Isla Santa Maria Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReef and pointIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
17.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Isla Santa Maria:

The best conditions reported for surf at Isla Santa Maria occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Isla Santa Maria 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 20% of the time in February while 67% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 13% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
20%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
67%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
13%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Isla Santa Maria Location Map

Interactive Isla Santa Maria 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 Santa Maria is Cerro Moreno International (Antofagasta) Airport (ANF) in Chile, which is 17 km (11 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Isla Santa Maria is El Loa (Calama) Airport (CJC), also in Chile, 203 km (126 miles) away.

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Isla Santa Maria Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 17 May 2021, 01:34 Local Time
Monday 17
0AM3AM6AM9AM
Wave (m) 2.5
SW
2.4
SW
2.3
SW
2.3
SW
Period (s) 16 16 16 16
Wind (km/h) 5
SW 5
SSE 5
S 0
SW
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Swell History at Isla Santa Maria

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

Wind History at Isla Santa Maria

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Isla Santa Maria. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: consistent
    3km away
    • Icon pointPoint
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: consistent
    10km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: very consistent
    18km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: consistent
    19km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s44.1
    Reliability: consistent
    28km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Isla Santa Maria: