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Playa Cavancha ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 2.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.7

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Playa Cavancha Spot ID

Type: beach and reef

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell W | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 16.9 °C

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Monday, 21 October 2019, 18:00 Local time
Wave (m) 1.4
Period (s) 13 13 13 13
Wind (km/h) 10
SW 5
SE 5
Wind State cross-
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Playa Cavancha in Tarapaca is an exposed beach and reef break that has inconsistent surf. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. Offshore winds are from the east. Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the west. The reef provides both left and right breaks. Best around low tide. Rarely crowded here. Hazards include rocks and urchins.

Chile wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Iquique, Chile, 2 km from Playa Cavancha.

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Playa Cavancha Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Iquique/Diego Aracena Airport, 32 km from Playa Cavancha.

moderate winds from the WSW

Dry and partly cloudy
Air temperature
18 °C

Current weather near Playa Cavancha

Overall Playa Cavancha Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October


Surf stats for Playa Cavancha: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Playa Cavancha: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Playa Cavancha Location Maps

Playa Cavancha Location Map

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Tide stations nearest to Playa Cavancha:

  • Closest tide station
    1 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    122 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    129 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    193 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    199 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Playa Cavancha:

  • Closest city location
    2 mi
  • Second closest city location
    120 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Tacna (Peru)
    154 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    173 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Ilo (Peru)
    193 mi


  • The nearest passenger airport to Playa Cavancha is Diego Aracena International (Iquique) Airport (IQQ) in Chile, which is 34 km (21 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Playa Cavancha is Chacalluta (Arica) Airport (ARI), also in Chile, 210 km (130 miles) away.
Playa Cavancha break location map and break info

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