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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 Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 17.5 °C

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Wednesday, 16 October 2019, 17:26 Local time
Wave (m) 1.4
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 10
SW 5
Wind State on cross-
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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.

Chile wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Arica, Chile, 3 km from La Brava.

IS AT (local time)

La Brava Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Arica Chacalluta International Airport, 16 km from La Brava.

moderate winds from the SW

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Air temperature
20.0 °C

Current weather near La Brava

Overall La Brava Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October


Surf stats for La Brava: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for La Brava: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

La Brava Location Maps

La Brava Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to La Brava:

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Wave buoys nearest to La Brava:

Tide stations nearest to La Brava:

  • Closest tide station
    2 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    87 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    91 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    119 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    133 mi
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Ski Resorts closest to La Brava:

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Town and city forecasts close to La Brava:

  • Closest city location
    2 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Tacna (Peru)
    35 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Ilo (Peru)
    87 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Moquegua (Peru)
    98 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    122 mi


  • 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.
La Brava break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for La Brava, Atacama. Use the tab navigation above to view La Brava sea temperature, La Brava photographs, La Brava detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, La Brava webcams, current wind from Atacama live weather stations and La Brava tide predictions. The Chile swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Chile and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from Chile wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around La Brava.