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La Puntilla ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 3.6

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La Puntilla Surf Guide

La Puntilla in Antofagasta is an exposed point break that has consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the east southeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest.There is a left breaking point here. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Dangerous rips are a hazard of surfing here.

La Puntilla Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon pointPointIcon  s43.6
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
18.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing La Puntilla:

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

februaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing La Puntilla 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 La Puntilla Location Map

Interactive La Puntilla 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 Puntilla is Cerro Moreno International (Antofagasta) Airport (ANF) in Chile, which is 29 km (18 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to La Puntilla is El Loa (Calama) Airport (CJC), also in Chile, 206 km (128 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
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La Puntilla Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 17 April 2021, 06:16 Local Time
Saturday 17
6AM9AM12PM3PM
Wave (m) 1.3
SW
1.3
SW
1.3
SW
1.3
SW
Period (s) 13 13 13 13
Wind (km/h) 10
SSW 10
SSW 10
SW 15
SW
Wind State cross cross cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at La Puntilla

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

Wind History at La Puntilla

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

    • Icon pointPoint
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: consistent
    3km away
    • Icon reefReef and point
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: consistent
    7km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: consistent
    9km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: consistent
    10km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s44.1
    Reliability: consistent
    13km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To La Puntilla: