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El Huaico

Photo credit: Coco Arbulú

Type: reef

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell S | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 19.7 °C

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Tuesday, 16 January 2018, 14:31 Local time
Tuesday 16
Wave (m) 1.0
Period (s) 13 13 13 12
Wind (km/h) 10
SSW 15
SSW 15
SSW 10
Wind State cross cross cross cross

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El Huaico in Lima is a fairly exposed reef break that has very reliable surf and works all around the year. Works best in offshore winds from the east. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the south. Best around low tide when the tide is falling. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Take care of Urchins and sharp shells, rips.

Peru wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For San Bartolo, 1 km from El Huaico.

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El Huaico Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Santiago de Surco Lima wx, 35 km from El Huaico.


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Current weather near El Huaico

Overall El Huaico Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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El Huaico Location Map

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Tide stations nearest to El Huaico:

  • Closest tide station
    1 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    10 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    22 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    26 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    34 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to El Huaico:


  • The nearest passenger airport to El Huaico is Jorge Chavez International (Lima) Airport (LIM) in Peru, which is 54 km (34 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to El Huaico is Pisco Airport (PIO), also in Peru, 163 km (101 miles) away.
El Huaico break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for El Huaico, Lima. Use the tab navigation above to view El Huaico sea temperature, El Huaico photographs, El Huaico detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, El Huaico webcams, current wind from Lima live weather stations and El Huaico tide predictions. The Peru swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Peru and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from Peru wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around El Huaico.