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La Puntilla ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.3

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La Puntilla Surf Forecast / Atacama / Chile

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 2 am Thursday 21 Oct 2021 CLT
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La Puntilla surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's La Puntilla sea temperature is 15.5 °C (Statistics for 21 Oct 1981-2005 - mean: 18.9 max: 20.7 min: 17.9 °C)
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La Puntilla surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's La Puntilla sea temperature is 15.5 °C (Statistics for 21 Oct 1981-2005 - mean: 18.9 max: 20.7 min: 17.9 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at La Puntilla (light winds from the SE at Defensa Civil- Arica 3 km from La Puntilla).

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2 h 13 min ago

Light
6 km/h
SE
Clean
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for La Puntilla this week:

The surf forecast for La Puntilla over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Thursday (Oct 21) at 9AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.3m and 12s period with a secondary swell of 0.2m and 18s. The wind is predicted to be glassy as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at La Puntilla in the next 12 days are 3.0m 17s and forecast to arrive on Saturday (Oct 23) at 3PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-shore at the time the swell arrives.

Wave TypeTime (CLT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 9AM (Thu 21st Oct)4.5ft (1.3m) 12s
Best Surf 3AM (Sat 23rd Oct)5ft (1.6m) 18s
Most Powerful 3PM (Sat 23rd Oct)10ft (3.0m) 17s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for La Puntilla over the next 12 days.

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Thursday
21
Friday
22
Saturday
23
Sunday
24
Monday
25
Tuesday
26
Wednesday
27
Thursday
28
Friday
29
Saturday
30
Sunday
31
Monday
01
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
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T chile.htsgw.metric.48.cc23
T chile.htsgw.metric.72.cc23
T chile.htsgw.metric.96.cc23
T chile.htsgw.metric.120.cc23
T chile.htsgw.metric.144.cc23
T chile.htsgw.metric.168.cc23
T chile.htsgw.metric.192.cc23
T chile.htsgw.metric.216.cc23
T chile.htsgw.metric.240.cc23
T chile.htsgw.metric.264.cc23
T chile.htsgw.metric.288.cc23
1.3
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.2
SSW
1.1
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.2
SW
2.5
SW
3
SW
2.5
SW
2.4
SW
2.3
SW
2.2
SW
2
SSW
1.9
SW
1.7
SSW
1.7
SSW
2.3
SSW
2.2
SSW
2.5
SSW
2.5
SSW
2.5
SSW
2.5
SSW
2.4
SSW
2.3
SSW
2.1
SSW
2.1
SSW
1.9
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.4
SW
1.4
SW
1.4
SW
1.3
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.8
SW
1.9
SW
1.9
SW
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5
SSW
15
SW
0
SSW
5
WSW
15
WSW
5
SSW
5
SSW
15
SW
5
SSW
5
SSW
15
WSW
0
NNW
5
SW
10
WSW
0
NNE
5
SW
15
WSW
5
SW
10
SSW
10
SW
0
SE
5
SW
15
WSW
5
W
5
SW
15
SW
0
W
5
SW
10
SW
0
NNW
5
WSW
10
SW
0
E
5
SSW
10
WSW
0
ESE
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10:30AM
0.98
10:56PM
1.16
11:04AM
0.91
11:28PM
1.16
11:37AM
0.84
12:01AM
1.15
12:11PM
0.77
12:36AM
1.12
12:48PM
0.71
1:14AM
1.09
1:34PM
0.66
2:00AM
1.05
2:38PM
0.62
2:56AM
1.01
4:07PM
0.62
4:02AM
1.00
5:33PM
0.66
5:09AM
1.00
6:32PM
0.73
6:07AM
1.03
7:15PM
0.82
6:58AM
1.05
7:54PM
0.93
4:31PM
0.19
5:17AM
0.25
4:56PM
0.22
5:57AM
0.28
5:22PM
0.26
6:39AM
0.32
5:48PM
0.31
7:24AM
0.36
6:16PM
0.36
8:17AM
0.39
6:49PM
0.41
9:21AM
0.41
7:34PM
0.46
10:32AM
0.41
8:41PM
0.50
11:36AM
0.38
10:12PM
0.51
12:25PM
0.33
11:36PM
0.49
1:05PM
0.28
12:42AM
0.43
1:39PM
0.22
1:38AM
0.36

Note: the tide data above is for Arica, Chile which is 2 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for La Puntilla.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at La Puntilla blow from the SE

Thursday
21
Friday
22
Saturday
23
Sunday
24
Monday
25
Tuesday
26
Wednesday
27
Thursday
28
Friday
29
Saturday
30
Sunday
31
Monday
01
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Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very mild (max 18°C on Thu afternoon, min 14°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 18°C on Sun afternoon, min 14°C on Sun morning). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 21°C on Wed afternoon, min 16°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 21°C on Sat morning, min 18°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the La Puntilla Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for La Puntilla provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at La Puntilla can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our La Puntilla surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (La Puntilla) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for La Puntilla may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

La Puntilla is 4 km (2 miles) from the city of Arica. If you plan a holiday in Atacama, look for hotels and other accommodation in Arica. Arica has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.