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

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Temperature Averages

Average Water Temp

Zapallar tide times & sea state

Fri 17/01 »

Surf report for Fri 17/01
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 9ft 12s  °  ° 3mph
12:00 8ft 12s  °  ° 11mph
18:00 8ft 12s  °  ° 10mph
Tide times
High 4:03am (1.46m)
Low 10:44am (0.39m)
High 5:10pm (1.30m)
Low 11:06pm (0.62m)
Daylight
First light06:27
Sunrise06:55
Sunset20:56
Dark21:23

Sat 18/01 »

Surf report for Sat 18/01
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 6ft 11s  °  ° 5mph
12:00 6ft 11s  °  ° 8mph
18:00 6ft 10s  °  ° 7mph
Tide times
High 5:09am (1.33m)
Low 11:42am (0.43m)
High 6:21pm (1.38m)
Daylight
First light06:28
Sunrise06:56
Sunset20:55
Dark21:23

Sun 19/01 »

Surf report for Sun 19/01
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 7ft 10s  °  ° 6mph
12:00 7ft 10s  °  ° 7mph
18:00 7ft 11s  °  ° 7mph
Tide times
Low 12:37am (0.62m)
High 6:26am (1.22m)
Low 12:42pm (0.45m)
High 7:29pm (1.47m)
Daylight
First light06:29
Sunrise06:57
Sunset20:55
Dark21:23

Mon 20/01 »

Surf report for Mon 20/01
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 7ft 10s  °  ° 3mph
12:00 7ft 16s  °  ° 7mph
18:00 7ft 15s  °  ° 8mph
Tide times
Low 2:02am (0.57m)
High 7:44am (1.16m)
Low 1:41pm (0.46m)
High 8:30pm (1.57m)
Daylight
First light06:30
Sunrise06:58
Sunset20:55
Dark21:22

Tue 21/01 »

Surf report for Tue 21/01
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 7ft 14s  °  ° 3mph
12:00 6ft 14s  °  ° 6mph
18:00 7ft 13s  °  ° 5mph
Tide times
Low 3:12am (0.48m)
High 8:53am (1.14m)
Low 2:37pm (0.45m)
High 9:23pm (1.66m)
Daylight
First light06:31
Sunrise06:59
Sunset20:54
Dark21:22

Wed 22/01 »

Surf report for Wed 22/01
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 7ft 12s  °  ° 5mph
12:00 7ft 11s  °  ° 8mph
18:00 7ft 10s  °  ° 9mph
Tide times
Low 4:09am (0.41m)
High 9:52am (1.15m)
Low 3:28pm (0.43m)
High 10:10pm (1.72m)
Daylight
First light06:32
Sunrise07:00
Sunset20:54
Dark21:21

Today's weather

Partly cloudy

15 °C
(59 °F)

Light air, 3.6 km/h from NE

Sea temperature

16.2°C / 61.1°F

Rating

Average: 5 (1 vote)

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