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Playa Norte ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.5

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Playa Norte Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell SSW | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 18.2 °C

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Friday, 20 July 2018, 17:35 Local time
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Wave (m) 2.5
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 15
SSW 10
S 10
SSW 10
Wind State cross-
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Playa Norte in Lima is an exposed beach break that has dependable surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the east. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the south southwest. The beach break offers mainly right hand waves. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Watch out for rocks.

Peru wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Arica, 5 km from Playa Norte.

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Playa Norte Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Lima, 30 km from Playa Norte.


Air temperature
17 °C

Current weather near Playa Norte

Overall Playa Norte Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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Playa Norte Location Map

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Tide stations nearest to Playa Norte:

  • Closest tide station
    4 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    14 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    22 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    26 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    30 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Playa Norte:


  • The nearest passenger airport to Playa Norte is Jorge Chavez International (Lima) Airport (LIM) in Peru, which is 46 km (29 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Playa Norte is Pisco Airport (PIO), also in Peru, 170 km (106 miles) away.
Playa Norte break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Playa Norte, Lima. Use the tab navigation above to view Playa Norte sea temperature, Playa Norte photographs, Playa Norte detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Playa Norte webcams, current wind from Lima live weather stations and Playa Norte 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 Playa Norte.