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Penarol ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.3

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Penarol break guidePhoto by: Izak

Penarol Surf Guide

Penarol in Antofagasta is a sheltered reef break that has consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the east. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the southwest. There is a right breaking reef. It very rarely gets crowded here. Beware of rocks and urchins.

Penarol Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
19.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Penarol:

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

februaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Penarol with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 8% of the time in February while 43% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 49% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
8%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
43%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
49%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Penarol Location Map

Interactive Penarol 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 Penarol is Cerro Moreno International (Antofagasta) Airport (ANF) in Chile, which is 16 km (10 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Penarol is El Loa (Calama) Airport (CJC), also in Chile, 204 km (127 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
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Penarol Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 22 April 2021, 00:34 Local Time
Thursday 22
0AM3AM6AM9AM
Wave (m) 3.0
SW
3.0
SW
3.0
SW
3.0
SW
Period (s) 14 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 20
SSW 15
SSW 10
S 10
S
Wind State cross cross cross cross

Swell History at Penarol

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

Wind History at Penarol

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

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    • Icon reef  redReef and point
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: consistent
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    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: consistent
    13km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: very consistent
    17km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: consistent
    17km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s44.1
    Reliability: consistent
    25km away

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