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Ala Moana ratings
Quality on a good day: 1.0
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.2

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Ala Moana Surf Guide

Ala Moana in Lima is an exposed reef break that has very consistent surf and works all around the year. Works best in offshore winds from the east northeast. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the south southwest. A left hand reef. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Sometimes crowded. Take care of rocks, man-made danger (buoys etc...) and pollution.

Ala Moana Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
17.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Ala Moana:

The best conditions reported for surf at Ala Moana occur when a South-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Ala Moana (for consistent clean waves)?

februaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Ala Moana with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 19% of the time in February while 80% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 1% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
19%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
80%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
1%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Ala Moana Location Map

Interactive Ala Moana surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The nearest passenger airport to Ala Moana is Jorge Chavez International (Lima) Airport (LIM) in Peru, which is 17 km (11 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Ala Moana is Pisco Airport (PIO), also in Peru, 198 km (123 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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Ala Moana Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 13 May 2021, 17:51 Local Time
Thursday 13Fri
4PM7PM10PM1AM
Wave (m) 1.4
SW
1.4
SW
1.3
SW
1.4
SW
Period (s) 17 16 16 16
Wind (km/h) 10
SSW 10
SSE 15
SSE 15
SSE
Wind State cross-
on
cross cross cross

Swell History at Ala Moana

Surf stats for Ala Moana, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Ala Moana

Wind stats for Ala Moana, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

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    • Icon reef  redReef/jetty
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: very consistent
    1km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: very consistent
    1km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: inconsistent
    1km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: very consistent
    2km away
    • Icon pointPoint
    • Icon  s33.1
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    3km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Ala Moana: