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Atacama Surfing

Chile - North > North Chile
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Since the Rip Curl Search WCT was held in Arica in 2007, the surf world has started to pay attention to Chile's 6435km (4020mi) long coastline, hunting for more consistent left pointbreaks and gnarly reefbreaks. Distances are so vast, Chile has a numerical naming system and this ?Norte Chico? zone straddles the regions of Atacama (Region 3) and Coquimbo (Region 4), relatively close to Chile's capital, Santiago. The stark, virtually rainless Atacama desert is divided by fertile river valleys and known for clear skies most of the year. Beyond Huasco to the north are some classic lefts at Porto Fino near Chañaral, or regular footers might fancy heading south of Totoralillo to Teniente, near Los Vilos, where some Superbank style rights can be ridden without the super-crowd.
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14 - 25°C
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11 - 25°C
3/2
7 - 18°C
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7 - 16°C
4/3
9 - 19°C
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11 - 23°C
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+ Very consistent swells
+ Clean turquoise waters
+ Quality left & right points
+ Atacama desert beauty
+ Cultural & happening La Serena
- Heavy waves
- Cold water year-round
- Some tricky spot access
- Exposed to winds
- Rocks and boulders
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  Forecast Surf Report Stormrider Guide
Guide icon Forecast icon La Vedette Star Star Star Star 7.5ft 9secs 214° 6mph Clear No Reports Available. Left Pointbreak Uneven Reef 8
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Guide icon Forecast icon Agua Dulce Star Grey Star Grey Star Grey Star Grey Star 3.5ft 16secs 207° 20mph Clear No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 6
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S - W North Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Isla Dama Star Grey Star Grey Star Grey Star Grey Star 3.5ft 16secs 207° 20mph Clear No Reports Available. Right Submerged Reef Uneven Reef 6
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S - SW North Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Las Tacas Grey Star Grey Star 5.5ft 9secs 221° 16mph Clear No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 5
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SW - NW South Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Punta Teatinos Grey Star Grey Star Grey Star 5.5ft 9secs 221° 16mph Clear No Reports Available. Right Pointbreak Uneven Reef and Sand 6
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S - W North Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Pipe Grey Star Grey Star Grey Star 5.5ft 9secs 221° 16mph Clear No Reports Available. Left Pointbreak Uneven Reef 10
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S - SW Easterly Mid to High Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Derecharcha Grey Star Grey Star Grey Star 5.5ft 9secs 221° 16mph Clear No Reports Available. Right Submerged Reef Uneven Reef and Sand 5
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S - W North Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Tres Playitas Star Star Star Grey Star 7.5ft 9secs 214° 6mph Clear No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 6
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S - W South Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon El Muro Grey Star Grey Star Grey Star 5.5ft 9secs 221° 16mph Clear No Reports Available. Right Pointbreak Uneven Reef 12
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S - W North Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Playa Blanca - Atacama, Chile Grey Star Grey Star Grey Star 5.5ft 9secs 221° 16mph Clear No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 5
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S - W Easterly All Tides