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Palo Buque ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.5

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Palo Buque Spot ID

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Type: reef and point

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell SSW | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 17.4 °C

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Friday, 18 October 2019, 17:48 Local time
Wave (m) 1.1
Period (s) 18 17 17 16
Wind (km/h) 10
SW 0
NE 5
Wind State cross-
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Palo Buque in Tarapaca is an exposed reef and point break that usually has waves. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the east. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the south southwest. A reef breaks left and there is a left hand point break as well. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. Rarely crowded here. Be wary of rips - they make surfing here dangerous.

Chile wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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Live Weather:

At Iquique/Diego Aracena Airport, 18 km from Palo Buque.

moderate winds from the SW

Dry and partly cloudy
Air temperature
19 °C

Current weather near Palo Buque

Overall Palo Buque Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October


Surf stats for Palo Buque: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Palo Buque: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

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Tide stations nearest to Palo Buque:

  • Closest tide station
    9 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    120 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    131 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    200 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    206 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Palo Buque:

  • Closest city location
    7 mi
  • Second closest city location
    128 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Tacna (Peru)
    163 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    167 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Ilo (Peru)
    200 mi


  • The nearest passenger airport to Palo Buque is Diego Aracena International (Iquique) Airport (IQQ) in Chile, which is 21 km (13 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Palo Buque is Chacalluta (Arica) Airport (ARI), also in Chile, 223 km (139 miles) away.
Palo Buque break location map and break info

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