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Punta de Lobos break guidePhoto by: Alejandro Sprohnle

Punta de Lobos Surf Guide

Punta de Lobos in Santiago is an exposed reef and point break that has very consistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Ideal winds are from the east southeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the optimum swell angle is from the southwest. A reef breaks left and there is also a left hand point break. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Watch out for urchins, rips and rocks.

Punta de Lobos Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
13.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Punta de Lobos:

The best conditions reported for surf at Punta de Lobos occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

julyBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Punta de Lobos with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of July. Clean surfable waves are typically found 29% of the time in July while 69% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 2% 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 Punta de Lobos Location Map

Interactive Punta de Lobos 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 Punta de Lobos is Los Cerrillos (Santiago) Airport (ULC) in Chile, which is 162 km (101 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Punta de Lobos is Arturo Merino Benitez International (Santiago) Airport (SCL), also in Chile, 164 km (102 miles) away.

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Punta de Lobos Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 28 January 2023, 10:04 Local Time
Saturday 28
Wave (m)
Period (s) 9 9 8 8
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-
cross cross

Swell History at Punta de Lobos

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

Wind History at Punta de Lobos

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

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