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Nuluhaga ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 3.2

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Nuluhaga Surf Guide

Nuluhaga in Antofagasta is an exposed reef break that has reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the east. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell direction is from the northwest. A reef breaks left. Rarely crowded here. Hazards include rocks and urchins.

Nuluhaga Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
21.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Nuluhaga:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Nuluhaga 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 4% of the time in January while 32% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 64% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
4%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
32%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
64%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Nuluhaga Location Map

Interactive Nuluhaga 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 Nuluhaga is Cerro Moreno International (Antofagasta) Airport (ANF) in Chile, which is 47 km (29 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Nuluhaga is El Loa (Calama) Airport (CJC), also in Chile, 224 km (139 miles) away.

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Nuluhaga Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 26 February 2021, 12:38 Local Time
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Wind (km/h) 10
WSW 10
SSW 10
SW 5
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Wind State cross-
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Swell History at Nuluhaga

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

Wind History at Nuluhaga

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

    • Icon pointPoint
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: consistent
    6km away
    • Icon reefReef and point
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: consistent
    13km away
    • Icon pointPoint
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: consistent
    16km away
    • Icon pointPoint
    • Icon  s43.6
    Reliability: consistent
    20km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: consistent
    28km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Nuluhaga: