Pico Alto Spot ID
Reliability: fairly consistent
Best: Swell SSW | Wind E
Sea Temperature Today is: 20.9 °C
Pico Alto in Lima is an exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds blow from the east. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the south southwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Watch out for dangerous rips.
Overall Pico Alto Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January
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- The nearest passenger airport to Pico Alto is Jorge Chavez International (Lima) Airport (LIM) in Peru, which is 46 km (29 miles) away (directly).
- The second closest airport to Pico Alto is Pisco Airport (PIO), also in Peru, 170 km (106 miles) away.
This is the Surf-Forecast page for Pico Alto, Lima. Use the tab navigation above to view Pico Alto sea temperature, Pico Alto photographs, Pico Alto detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Pico Alto webcams, current wind from Lima live weather stations and Pico Alto 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 Pico Alto.