Isla Damas

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Isla Damas beach
Isla Damas
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Humboldt Penguins

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The beaches on Isla Damas are quite unusual for Chile and you could be mistaken for thinking you had mistakenly landed on an island somewhere in the Mediterranean. The landscape is arid with low shrubs clinging to the sandy soil. There are two beaches on the island; La Poza and Las Tijeras both of which have fine white sand and clear turquoise water. They are also on the sheltered side of the island, facing back towards the mountains of the mainland a few miles away. This makes the water calmer and safer (but still chilly) for bathing.

Isla Damas is one of three islands 5km west of Punta de Choros which make up the National Humboldt Penguin Reserve. However, unlike the islands of Choros and Chañaral, Damas is the only one which you can disembark on. There is also a small area for camping.
As you would expect there is an abundance of wildlife in this area. Sea birds, dolphins, sea lions, sea otters and the Humboldt penguins can all be seen here although to get up close you'll need to take one of the many boat trips that leave from the beach.

Isla Damas Weather Info

5 Day Isla Damas UV Index

UV Index scale

A UV Index reading of 3 or more means some precautions should be taken. For more information visit our guide to the UV Index.

Temperature Averages

Average Water Temp

Isla Damas tide times & sea state

Mon 23/09 »

Surf report for Mon 23/09
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 9ft 14s  °  ° 12mph
12:00 8ft 14s  °  ° 13mph
18:00 8ft 14s  °  ° 17mph
Tide times
High 6:49am (1.36m)
Low 1:51pm (0.43m)
High 7:49pm (1.02m)
Daylight
First light07:10
Sunrise07:34
Sunset19:42
Dark20:06

Tue 24/09 »

Surf report for Tue 24/09
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 7ft 13s  °  ° 17mph
12:00 7ft 15s  °  ° 14mph
18:00 7ft 13s  °  ° 11mph
Tide times
Low 1:17am (0.54m)
High 7:54am (1.46m)
Low 2:43pm (0.33m)
High 8:43pm (1.13m)
Daylight
First light07:09
Sunrise07:33
Sunset19:43
Dark20:06

Wed 25/09 »

Surf report for Wed 25/09
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 7ft 12s  °  ° 4mph
15:00 6ft 13s  °  ° 8mph
Tide times
Low 2:20am (0.43m)
High 8:49am (1.56m)
Low 3:28pm (0.24m)
High 9:29pm (1.24m)
Daylight
First light07:08
Sunrise07:31
Sunset19:43
Dark20:07

Thu 26/09 »

Surf report for Thu 26/09
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 6ft 11s  °  ° 12mph
15:00 6ft 11s  °  ° 9mph
Tide times
Low 3:15am (0.32m)
High 9:39am (1.63m)
Low 4:10pm (0.17m)
High 10:13pm (1.36m)
Daylight
First light07:06
Sunrise07:30
Sunset19:44
Dark20:07

Fri 27/09 »

Surf report for Fri 27/09
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
3:00 5ft 16s  °  ° 5mph
12:00 7ft 18s  °  ° 4mph
Tide times
Low 4:06am (0.23m)
High 10:25am (1.66m)
Low 4:50pm (0.13m)
High 10:55pm (1.46m)
Daylight
First light07:05
Sunrise07:29
Sunset19:44
Dark20:08

Sat 28/09 »

Surf report for Sat 28/09
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
9:00 8ft 15s  °  ° 15mph
21:00 8ft 15s  °  ° 18mph
Tide times
Low 4:56am (0.17m)
High 11:11am (1.64m)
Low 5:29pm (0.12m)
High 11:37pm (1.54m)
Daylight
First light07:04
Sunrise07:28
Sunset19:45
Dark20:09

Today's weather

Partly cloudy

12 °C
(53 °F)

Light air, 3.2 km/h from NNW

Sea temperature

14.3°C / 57.7°F

Rating

Average: 4 (1 vote)

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