El Brazo Spot Guide

El Brazo Guide

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.

User Rating
  • 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

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview