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Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SSW | Wind ESE

Sea Temperature Today is: 21.6 °C

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Saturday, 16 December 2017, 17:51 Local time
Saturday 16Sun
Wave (m) 0.6
Period (s) 15 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 30
SW 30
SSW 30
S 25
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Panic Point in Piura is an exposed reef break that has quite consistent surf. May-Oct (Dry Season) is the optimum time of year for waves. Ideal winds are from the east southeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the south southwest. Best around high tide when the tide is rising. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Beware of - Rocks, rips, localism, ledgy wave.

Peru wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Cabo Blanco, 1 km from Panic Point.

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Panic Point Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Talara-Cap. FAP Victor Montes Arias International Airport, 34 km from Panic Point.

moderate winds from the SSW

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Air temperature
25.6 °C

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Overall Panic Point Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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  • The closest passenger airport to Panic Point is Capitan Montes (Talara) Airport (TYL) in Peru, 36 km (22 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Panic Point is Pedro Canga (Tumbes) Airport (TBP), also in Peru, 123 km (76 miles) away.
  • Third is Capitan Concha (Piura) Airport (PIU) in Peru, 127 km (79 miles) away.
  • General Serrano (Machala) Airport (MCH) in Ecuador is 179 km (111 miles) away.
  • General Ulpiano Paez (Salinas) Airport (SNC), also in Ecuador is the fifth nearest airport to Panic Point and is 229 km (142 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Panic Point, Piura. Use the tab navigation above to view Panic Point sea temperature, Panic Point photographs, Panic Point detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Panic Point webcams, current wind from Piura live weather stations and Panic Point 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 Panic Point.