uk es it fr pt nl
Arica Notaciones
Calidad cuándo Funciona: 3.7
Consistencia de Olas: 3.3
Dificultad: 4.0
Windsurf y Kitesurf: 2.0
Gente al Agua: 3.3

Overall: 3.8

Ver todas las 18 notaciones

Basado en 3 votos. Votar


Surf Report Feed

Arica Surf Stats

All swells

(any wind direction)
Arica.surf.statistics.aprilSw.animatedSw.label.animated

Good Surf

(light / offshore wind)

The rose diagram illustrates the variation of swells directed at Arica through a typical April and is based upon 3360 NWW3 model predictions since 2007 (values every 3 hours). The wave model does not forecast surf and wind right at the coastline so we have chosen the best grid node based on what we know about Arica. In this particular case the best grid node is 27 km away (17 miles). The rose diagram describes the distribution of swell directions and swell sizes, while the graph at the bottom shows the same thing but without direction information. Five colours illustrate increasing wave sizes. Blue shows the smallest swells, less that 0.5m (1.5 feet) high. These occurred only 0% of the time. Green and yellow show increasing swell sizes and red represents largest swells greater than >3m (>10ft). In both graphs, the area of any colour is proportional to how commonly that size swell was forecast. The diagram implies that the most common swell direction, shown by the longest spokes, was SSW, whereas the the most common wind blows from the S. Because the wave model grid is out to sea, sometimes a strong offshore wind blows largest waves away from Arica and offshore. We lump these in with the no surf category of the bar chart. To simplify things we don't show these in the rose graph. Because wind determines whether or not waves are clean enough to surf at Arica, you can select a similar diagram that shows only the swells that were expected to coincide with glassy or offshore wind conditions. Over an average April, swells large enough to cause surfable waves at Arica run for about 100% of the time.

  • Arica.surf.statistics.januarySw.animated
  • Arica.surf.statistics.februarySw.animated
  • Arica.surf.statistics.marchSw.animated
  • Arica.surf.statistics.aprilSw.animated
  • Arica.surf.statistics.maySw.animated
  • Arica.surf.statistics.juneSw.animated
  • Arica.surf.statistics.julySw.animated
  • Arica.surf.statistics.augustSw.animated
  • Arica.surf.statistics.septemberSw.animated
  • Arica.surf.statistics.octoberSw.animated
  • Arica.surf.statistics.novemberSw.animated
  • Arica.surf.statistics.decemberSw.animated

Also see Arica wind stats

Compare Arica with another surf break

We hope you find the new 12-day forecasts and additional details useful.

Kudos to everyone who helped us debug this over the past 3 months.

Be sure to click on the Advanced Surf option to see extra details about the sea-state. Look out for crossing swells and short period local wind swells and chop that will often spoil a groundswell even if the wind is perfect. As yet there is no allowance for this in the swell rating. This is something we are working on.