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

Overall: 3.3

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La Brava Surf Guide

La Brava in Atacama is an exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the northeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. Waves at the beach tend to peel to the right. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Hazards include rips and rocks.

La Brava Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
17.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing La Brava:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing La Brava 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 30% of the time in February while 70% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 0% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
30%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
70%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
0%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore La Brava Location Map

Interactive La Brava 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 La Brava is Chacalluta (Arica) Airport (ARI) in Chile, which is 17 km (11 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to La Brava is Coronel Fap Carlos Ciriani Santa Rosa (Tacna) Airport (TCQ) in Peru, 50 km (31 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
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La Brava Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 14 April 2021, 05:51 Local Time
Wednesday 14
6AM9AM12PM3PM
Wave (m) 2.0
SSW
2.2
SSW
2.2
SSW
2.3
SSW
Period (s) 17 17 16 16
Wind (km/h) 0
SSE 5
SSW 5
SW 10
SW
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Swell History at La Brava

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

Wind History at La Brava

Wind stats for La Brava, 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 La Brava. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: inconsistent
    1km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    Reliability: very consistent
    2km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To La Brava: