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Cancas Surf Guide

Cancas in Piura is a quite exposed point break that has pretty consitent surf. Spring and Summer provide the best conditions. Offshore winds are from the east southeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the west northwest. It very rarely gets crowded here. Beware of - Rocks.

Cancas Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
24.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Cancas:

The best conditions reported for surf at Cancas occur when a West-northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Cancas 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 16% of the time in February while 40% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 44% 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 Cancas Location Map

Interactive Cancas 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 closest passenger airport to Cancas is Capitan Montes (Talara) Airport (TYL) in Peru, 76 km (47 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Cancas is Pedro Canga (Tumbes) Airport (TBP), also in Peru, 79 km (49 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Cancas Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 13 April 2021, 00:35 Local Time
MonTuesday 13
Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 19 19 19 19
Wind (km/h) 15
SW 5
SW 0
Wind State cross cross-
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Swell History at Cancas

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

Wind History at Cancas

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Cancas. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon point  redPoint
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    3km away
    • Icon reef  redReef and point
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    15km away
    • Icon beachBeach reef and point
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: consistent
    20km away
    • Icon pointPoint
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    31km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    32km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Cancas:

We hope you find the new 12-day forecasts and additional details useful.

Kudos to everyone who helped us debug this over the past 3 months.

Be sure to click on the Advanced Surf option to see extra details about the sea-state. Look out for crossing swells and short period local wind swells and chop that will often spoil a groundswell even if the wind is perfect. As yet there is no allowance for this in the swell rating. This is something we are working on.