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Las Urracas Surf Guide

Las Urracas in Tarapaca is an exposed reef break that has very reliable surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the east northeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the west southwest. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Hazards include - Urchins - Rocks.

Las Urracas Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
15.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Las Urracas:

The best conditions reported for surf at Las Urracas occur when a West-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Las Urracas (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Las Urracas with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 20% of the time in January while 80% 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
20%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
80%
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 Las Urracas Location Map

Interactive Las Urracas 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 Las Urracas is Diego Aracena International (Iquique) Airport (IQQ) in Chile, which is 35 km (22 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Las Urracas is Chacalluta (Arica) Airport (ARI), also in Chile, 210 km (130 miles) away.

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Las Urracas Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 13 May 2021, 16:48 Local Time
ThuFri
6PM9PM0AM3AM
Wave (m) 1.4
SW
1.4
SW
1.4
SW
1.4
SW
Period (s) 16 16 16 15
Wind (km/h) 10
SW 10
SSW 5
SSW 5
SW
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
glass

Swell History at Las Urracas

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

Wind History at Las Urracas

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

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