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

Overall: 3.5

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Punta Ballenas Spot ID

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Type: reef and point

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NW | Wind SE

Sea Temperature Today is: 20.4 °C

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Saturday, 21 July 2018, 20:28 Local time
SatSunday 22
Wave (m) 1.1
Period (s) 18 18 18 17
Wind (km/h) 20
S 15
S 5
S 5
Wind State cross-

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Punta Ballenas in Piura is an exposed reef and point break that has pretty consitent surf. Spring and Summer provide the favoured conditions. The best wind direction is from the southeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell direction is from the northwest. A left hand reef break and there is a left hand point break as well. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Take care of urchins and rocks.

Peru wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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For Mancora, 4 km from Punta Ballenas.

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Punta Ballenas Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Talara/Cap. FAP Víctor Montes Arias International Airport, 60 km from Punta Ballenas.

moderate winds from the S

Air temperature
20 °C

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  • The closest passenger airport to Punta Ballenas is Capitan Montes (Talara) Airport (TYL) in Peru, 61 km (38 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Punta Ballenas is Pedro Canga (Tumbes) Airport (TBP), also in Peru, 93 km (58 miles) away.
  • Third is Capitan Concha (Piura) Airport (PIU) in Peru, 134 km (83 miles) away.
  • General Serrano (Machala) Airport (MCH) in Ecuador is 149 km (93 miles) away.
  • General Ulpiano Paez (Salinas) Airport (SNC), also in Ecuador is the fifth nearest airport to Punta Ballenas and is 208 km (129 miles) away.
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