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Playa Blanca Surf Guide

Playa Blanca in Antofagasta is an exposed beach break that is usually a safe bet. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. The best wind direction is from the east northeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the optimum swell angle is from the southwest. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Even when the surf is up, crowds are unknown. Watch out for - Rips / undertow.

Playa Blanca Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
15.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Playa Blanca:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Playa Blanca 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 14% of the time in January while 73% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 13% 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 Playa Blanca Location Map

Interactive Playa Blanca 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 Playa Blanca is Chamonate (Copiapo) Airport (CPO) in Chile, which is 120 km (75 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Playa Blanca is Cerro Moreno International (Antofagasta) Airport (ANF), also in Chile, 311 km (193 miles) away.

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Playa Blanca Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 18 May 2021, 02:24 Local Time
Tuesday 18
Wave (m) 1.3
Period (s) 21 20 19 19
Wind (km/h) 5
SW 5
NE 5
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Swell History at Playa Blanca

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

Wind History at Playa Blanca

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

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