Zapallar

Zapallar
Photo: © David Zipper / CC BY
Zapallar beach view
Photo: © Michael Lejeune / CC BY

The small town of Zapallar is located on Chile's Central Coast a few hours drive north of the capital, Santiago. This is where Chile's wealthy and famous like to spend a weekend by the sea in any one of the fabulous old villas which cling to the hillside overlooking the beach. As a result visitors are particularly well catered for with some good shops and cafes. The town has something of an exclusive feel to it and makes no claims to be a holiday resort.

The beach here is a fine crescent of golden sand set in a heavily forested bay. Out of season and during the week Zapallar beach is often virtually deserted but it does get pretty busy in the summer months. Whilst plenty of frolicking takes place on the beach the water is never quite as inviting as it looks with the Humboldt current keeping the water temperature suitably frigid. The Humboldt current is also responsible for the clouds that seem to hang over the beach during much of the day. The good news though is this usually burns off by the mid-afternoon.

Zapallar Weather Info

5 Day Zapallar 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

Zapallar tide times & sea state

Fri 23/08 »

Surf report for Fri 23/08
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 7ft 14s  °  ° 13mph
11:00 6ft 13s  °  ° 13mph
17:00 6ft 13s  °  ° 18mph
Tide times
High 3:16am (1.22m)
Low 9:33am (0.66m)
High 3:20pm (1.07m)
Low 9:32pm (0.56m)
Daylight
First light06:48
Sunrise07:13
Sunset18:23
Dark18:48

Sat 24/08 »

Surf report for Sat 24/08
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 9ft 16s  °  ° 16mph
11:00 10ft 15s  °  ° 18mph
17:00 9ft 15s  °  ° 20mph
Tide times
High 4:22am (1.24m)
Low 10:59am (0.66m)
High 4:38pm (1.01m)
Low 10:36pm (0.58m)
Daylight
First light06:47
Sunrise07:12
Sunset18:23
Dark18:48

Sun 25/08 »

Surf report for Sun 25/08
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 10ft 15s  °  ° 12mph
14:00 9ft 14s  °  ° 14mph
Tide times
High 5:33am (1.30m)
Low 12:25pm (0.59m)
High 6:05pm (1.00m)
Low 11:48pm (0.56m)
Daylight
First light06:46
Sunrise07:11
Sunset18:24
Dark18:49

Mon 26/08 »

Surf report for Mon 26/08
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
11:00 7ft 13s  °  ° 18mph
Tide times
High 6:40am (1.40m)
Low 1:33pm (0.49m)
High 7:18pm (1.04m)
Daylight
First light06:45
Sunrise07:10
Sunset18:25
Dark18:49

Tue 27/08 »

Surf report for Tue 27/08
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
8:00 7ft 12s  °  ° 21mph
20:00 7ft 11s  °  ° 21mph
Tide times
Low 12:54am (0.50m)
High 7:38am (1.52m)
Low 2:26pm (0.38m)
High 8:15pm (1.12m)
Daylight
First light06:44
Sunrise07:09
Sunset18:25
Dark18:50

Wed 28/08 »

Surf report for Wed 28/08
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 8ft 13s  °  ° 18mph
20:00 8ft 13s  °  ° 18mph
Tide times
Low 1:52am (0.42m)
High 8:29am (1.64m)
Low 3:13pm (0.27m)
High 9:04pm (1.20m)
Daylight
First light06:43
Sunrise07:07
Sunset18:26
Dark18:51

Today's weather

Partly cloudy

11 °C
(51 °F)

Light breeze, 5.8 km/h from SE

Sea temperature

13.3°C / 56.0°F

Rating

Average: 5 (1 vote)

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