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El Playon ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.7

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El Playon Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 17.4 °C

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Tuesday, 17 July 2018, 16:18 Local time
Tuesday 17
Wave (m) 0.6
Period (s) 13 13 12 12
Wind (km/h) 25
S 30
S 30
S 25
Wind State cross cross cross cross

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Playon in Ica is an exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the east. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Rarely crowded here. Take care of the strong rips here.

Peru wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

At El Playon (0 km).

IS AT (local time)

El Playon Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Pisco Airport, 21 km from El Playon.

light winds from the W

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Air temperature
18.0 °C

Current weather near El Playon

Overall El Playon Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

The graph describes the variation of swells directed at El Playon over a normal July. I... (show all text)

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El Playon Location Map

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Wave buoys nearest to El Playon:

Tide stations nearest to El Playon:

  • Closest tide station
    18 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    87 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    98 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    108 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    132 mi
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Ski Resorts closest to El Playon:

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Town and city forecasts close to El Playon:


  • The nearest passenger airport to El Playon is Pisco Airport (PIO) in Peru, which is 26 km (16 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to El Playon is Jorge Chavez International (Lima) Airport (LIM), also in Peru, 223 km (139 miles) away.
El Playon break location map and break info

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

FEATURE UPDATE: we now show red swell icons for 'open sea' swells that are travelling in an unfavourable direction for the surf break. In places, these swells may still wrap around coastlines and produce smaller waves at some breaks. They are also significant for windsurfers and other water users that tend to venture further off-shore.