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

Overall: 3.7

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La Portada Surf Guide

La Portada in Antofagasta is an exposed point break that has consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the northeast. Light onshore winds ruin the qulaity Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest.The waves is a point break that peels left. Rarely crowded here. Watch out for rocks and urchins.

La Portada Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon point  redPointIcon  s43.7
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
17.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing La Portada:

The best conditions reported for surf at La Portada 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 Portada (for consistent clean waves)?

julyBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing La Portada with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of July. Clean surfable waves are typically found 19% of the time in July while 81% 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
19%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
81%
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 Portada Location Map

Interactive La Portada 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 Portada is Cerro Moreno International (Antofagasta) Airport (ANF) in Chile, which is 6 km (4 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to La Portada is El Loa (Calama) Airport (CJC), also in Chile, 192 km (119 miles) away.

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La Portada Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 16 April 2021, 21:27 Local Time
FriSat
6PM9PM0AM3AM
Wave (m) 1.3
SW
1.3
SW
1.3
SW
1.3
SW
Period (s) 13 13 13 13
Wind (km/h) 10
SW 5
SSE 10
SSW 10
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Wind State on cross-
on
on cross-
on

Swell History at La Portada

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

Wind History at La Portada

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

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    Reliability: consistent
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    Reliability: consistent
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