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Teniente (Lieutenant) Surf Guide

Teniente (Lieutenant) in Antofagasta is an exposed point break that has very consistent waves, although summer tends to be mostly flat. The best wind direction is from the east southeast and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. No point break here. Crowds are never a problem here. Watch out for sharks.

Teniente (Lieutenant) Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
18.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Teniente (Lieutenant):

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

mayBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Teniente (Lieutenant) 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 15% of the time in May while 85% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 0% 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).

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Teniente (Lieutenant) Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 27 February 2021, 22:44 Local Time
Sunday 28
Wave (m) 1.5
Period (s) 13 13 13 9
Wind (km/h) 25
S 15
S 5
SSE 10
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Teniente (Lieutenant)

Surf stats for Teniente (Lieutenant), see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Teniente (Lieutenant)

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

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