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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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Chile

Arica and Iquique have plenty of hawaiian style reef breaks. In the South part of the North zone you will find a great variety of breaks waves and reefs. It's often big and gnarly.

The best season is between May to August, although that generally there is waves all the year.

English (Translate this text in English): Arica and Iquique have plenty of hawaiian style reef breaks. In the South part of the North zone you will find a great variety of breaks waves and reefs. It's often big and gnarly.<br /><br />The best season is between May to August, although that generally there is waves all the year.

English (Translate this text in English): Arica and Iquique have plenty of hawaiian style reef breaks. In the South part of the North zone you will find a great variety of breaks waves and reefs. It's often big and gnarly.&lt;br &#47;&gt;&lt;br &#47;&gt;The best season is between May to August, although that generally there is waves all the year.

English (Translate this text in English): Arica and Iquique have plenty of hawaiian style reef breaks. In the South part of the North zone you will find a great variety of breaks waves and reefs. It's often big and gnarly.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;The best season is between May to August, although that generally there is waves all the year.

Seasonal swell & wind variations:

There is waves all the year round because of the Roaring Fourties. Wind: mostly S-SE. Go surf in the morning.

English (Translate this text in English): There is waves all the year round because of the Roaring Fourties. Wind: mostly S-SE. Go surf in the morning.

English (Translate this text in English): There is waves all the year round because of the Roaring Fourties. Wind: mostly S-SE. Go surf in the morning.

English (Translate this text in English): There is waves all the year round because of the Roaring Fourties. Wind: mostly S-SE. Go surf in the morning.

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Seasons
Jan/Feb Mar/Apr May/Jun Jul/Aug Sep/Oct Nov/Dec
Best Surfing Season
Typical Swell Size
Surf Equipment Springsuit Fullsuit Fullsuit Fullsuit Fullsuit Fullsuit
Water temp. 19°C
66°F
19°C
66°F
18°C
64°F
16°C
61°F
17°C
63°F
18°C
64°F
Air temp. 23°C
73°F
22°C
72°F
18°C
64°F
16°C
61°F
17°C
63°F
20°C
68°F
Climate            

Seasonal swell & wind variations

There is waves all the year round because of the Roaring Fourties. Wind: mostly S-SE. Go surf in the morning.

English (Translate this text in English): There is waves all the year round because of the Roaring Fourties. Wind: mostly S-SE. Go surf in the morning.

English (Translate this text in English): There is waves all the year round because of the Roaring Fourties. Wind: mostly S-SE. Go surf in the morning.

English (Translate this text in English): There is waves all the year round because of the Roaring Fourties. Wind: mostly S-SE. Go surf in the morning.

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Quality Direction Type Frequ Experience
Barrancon 5 / -
Right and left Reef-rocky All surfers
Cavancha 5 / 1
Right and left Sand-bar All surfers
Colegio 17 / -
Right Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
El Brazo 1 / -
Right and left Reef-rocky All surfers
El Buey 4 / -
Right and left Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
El Gringo 34 / -
Right and left Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
El Rancio 13 / -
Right Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
El Toro viejo 1 / -
Left Point-break Experienced surfers
El Tubo 4 / -
Right Beach-break Beginners wave
Intendencia 7 / -
Left Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
La Bestia 2 / 1
Left Reef-rocky Pros or kamikaze only...
La Isla 9 / -
Left Point-break All surfers
Las Machas - / -
Right and left Sand-bar All surfers
Las Urracas 5 / -
Left Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
Mauro 1 / -
Left Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
Punta 1 7 / -
Right Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
Punta 2 4 / -
Right and left Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
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Por timbird79
29 abr 2007
- The tide was too high this morning but i've been surfing it for the past 5 days. It was only small (and when i say small some of the sets were 2-3m) and breaking real close to the rocks so when you didn't make the takeoff (which is often) you
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By Anonymous , 13-04-2008

- I love Arica! I will be back soon!

By Anonymous , 29-02-2008

- ...one of the best surf cities in the world... great city, beautiful waves, perfect climate, warm water and delicious sea-food!!!

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