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Ritoque ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.3
Consistency of Surf: 3.7
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.9

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Ritoque break guidePhoto by: Morgan kamainna

Ritoque Surf Guide

Ritoque in Santiago is an exposed beach break that has quite consistent surf. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the east. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Submerged rocks are a hazard.

Ritoque Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s32.9
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
16.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Ritoque:

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

mayBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Ritoque with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of May. Clean surfable waves are typically found 36% of the time in May while 63% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 1% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
36%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
63%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
1%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Ritoque Location Map

Interactive Ritoque 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 Ritoque is Arturo Merino Benitez International (Santiago) Airport (SCL) in Chile, which is 93 km (58 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Ritoque is Los Cerrillos (Santiago) Airport (ULC), also in Chile, 106 km (66 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Ritoque Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 9 March 2021, 04:58 Local Time
Tuesday 09
6AM9AM12PM3PM
Wave (m) 1.7
SW
1.7
SW
1.6
SW
1.6
SW
Period (s) 13 13 13 13
Wind (km/h) 0
W 5
NE 15
WNW 15
WNW
Wind State glass glass on cross-
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Swell History at Ritoque

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

Wind History at Ritoque

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Ritoque. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon pointPoint
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    5km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.1
    Reliability: very consistent
    9km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    10km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: very consistent
    11km away
    • Icon pointPoint
    • Icon  s32.9
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    13km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Ritoque: