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Maitencillo break guidePhoto by: Christian Ibarra orellana

Maitencillo Surf Guide

Maitencillo in Santiago is an exposed river break that has fairly consistent surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the east. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. The river breaks peel to the left. Sometimes crowded. Crowds may reach hazard levels at this break - consider wearing a lid.

Maitencillo Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
16.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Maitencillo:

The best conditions reported for surf at Maitencillo occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:

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

mayBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Maitencillo with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of May. Clean surfable waves are typically found 36% of the time in May while 63% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 1% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Maitencillo Location Map

Interactive Maitencillo 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 Maitencillo is Arturo Merino Benitez International (Santiago) Airport (SCL) in Chile, which is 100 km (62 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Maitencillo is Los Cerrillos (Santiago) Airport (ULC), also in Chile, 114 km (71 miles) away.

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Maitencillo Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 30 January 2023, 06:02 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 22 16 16 16
Wind (km/h)
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Swell History at Maitencillo

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

Wind History at Maitencillo

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

Maitencillo Reviews:

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Based on 15 votes.
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  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s43.7
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s43.6
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s32.8
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s11.2
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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Carlos Pato from Chile
“I use this website a lot and the report is very accurate for this location, also works for the nearby area like Cachagua, Papudo, Salinas... This break is at a very good moment now. But you will want to check the picture and description, Maite does not have a river, and the pic is from the other beach.

Thank you very much for improving the website everyday.


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