About El Brazo

The Alacrán Peninsula used to be an island before being connected to the land when the port of Arica was built in the ‘60s. El Brazo’s sand-covered reef breaks at the northern tip of the island off the elbow jetty and requires a large wrapping swell and S-SW winds. When on, it’s a large tubular A-frame with more chance of making the rights, which stay open longer.

Pretty low consistency and crowds. Few will see or score this wave.

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  • Stormrider Guide for El Brazo
  • All Tides All Tides
  • Submerged reef with peaky waves Submerged reef with peaky waves
  • Sand Sand
  • S - NW S - NW
  • South Westerly South Westerly
  • 10 6 Swell Range 6 - 10ft

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