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Las Machas ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.7

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Las Machas Spot ID

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Las Machas

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Type: sandbar

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind ENE

Sea Temperature Today is: 16.7 °C

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Monday, 21 October 2019, 07:04 Local time
Monday 21
Wave (m) 1.5
Period (s) 14 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 5
SSW 15
SW 15
Wind State cross-
on cross-

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Las Machas in Atacama is an exposed beach break that has very consistent waves and works all around the year. Works best in offshore winds from the east northeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the southwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Take care of urchins.

Chile wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Arica, Chile, 7 km from Las Machas.

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Las Machas Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Arica Chacalluta International Airport, 6 km from Las Machas.


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Air temperature
16.7 °C

Current weather near Las Machas

Overall Las Machas Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October


Surf stats for Las Machas: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Las Machas: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Las Machas Location Maps

Las Machas Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Las Machas:

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Wave buoys nearest to Las Machas:

Tide stations nearest to Las Machas:

  • Closest tide station
    4 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    82 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    86 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    126 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    128 mi
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Ski Resorts closest to Las Machas:

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Town and city forecasts close to Las Machas:

  • Closest city location
    7 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Tacna (Peru)
    28 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Ilo (Peru)
    82 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Moquegua (Peru)
    92 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    129 mi


  • The nearest passenger airport to Las Machas is Chacalluta (Arica) Airport (ARI) in Chile, which is 6 km (4 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Las Machas is Coronel Fap Carlos Ciriani Santa Rosa (Tacna) Airport (TCQ) in Peru, 39 km (24 miles) away.
Las Machas break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Las Machas, Atacama. Use the tab navigation above to view Las Machas sea temperature, Las Machas photographs, Las Machas detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Las Machas webcams, current wind from Atacama live weather stations and Las Machas 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 Las Machas.