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Barranquito break guidePhoto by: Ricardo " el calato"

Barranquito Surf Guide

Barranquito in Lima is an exposed reef/jetty break that has very consistent surf and works all around the year. Works best in offshore winds from the east northeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. Right and better left hand reef breaks.. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Sometimes crowded. Take care of rocks, man-made danger (buoys etc...) and pollution.

Barranquito Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
16.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Barranquito:

The best conditions reported for surf at Barranquito occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Barranquito 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 81% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 0% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Barranquito Location Map

Interactive Barranquito 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 Barranquito is Jorge Chavez International (Lima) Airport (LIM) in Peru, which is 16 km (10 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Barranquito is Pisco Airport (PIO), also in Peru, 199 km (124 miles) away.

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Barranquito Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 24 May 2022, 18:38 Local Time
Tuesday 24Wed
Wave (m)
Period (s) 16 16 15 15
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-
cross cross cross

Swell History at Barranquito

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

Wind History at Barranquito

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

Barranquito Reviews:

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Based on 6 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s33.4
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s33.0
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s44.2
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s32.8
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s21.8
  • Crowds:Icon  s33.0
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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Manuel G from Venezuela
“Decent lefts with a great access and parking nearby. It doesn't ever get really huge, yet is a nice spot for beginners to intermediate surfers.”

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    Reliability: consistent
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