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Matanzas Surf Guide

Matanzas in Santiago is an exposed reef break that has very consistent surf. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the east. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. There is a left hand reef break. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Beware of rocks and rips.

Matanzas Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
12.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Matanzas:

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

mayBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Matanzas 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 25% of the time in May while 72% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 3% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
25%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
72%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
3%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Matanzas Location Map

Interactive Matanzas 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 Matanzas is Arturo Merino Benitez International (Santiago) Airport (SCL) in Chile, which is 120 km (75 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Matanzas is Los Cerrillos (Santiago) Airport (ULC), also in Chile, 122 km (76 miles) away.

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Matanzas Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 23 May 2022, 08:49 Local Time
Monday 23
6AM9AM12PM3PM
Wave (m)
3
WSW
3
WSW
3
WSW
2.5
WSW
Period (s) 14 14 14 14
Wind (km/h)
10
5
10
5
Wind State off cross cross-
on
on

Swell History at Matanzas

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

Wind History at Matanzas

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

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