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Centinela ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 4.2

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Centinela Surf Guide

Centinela in Ancash is an exposed point break that is usually a safe bet. The optimum time of year for waves is autumn. Works best in offshore winds from the east northeast. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the best swell direction is from the south southwest.The break here is a left hand point. Rarely crowded here. Watch out for rips and rocks.

Centinela Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
16.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Centinela:

The best conditions reported for surf at Centinela 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 Centinela (for consistent clean waves)?

februaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Centinela 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 15% of the time in February while 82% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 3% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
15%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
82%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
3%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Centinela Location Map

Interactive Centinela 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 Centinela is Commandante Fap German Arias Grazziani (Anta) Airport (ATA) in Peru, which is 105 km (65 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Centinela is Teniente Fap Jaime A De Montr Morales (Chimbote) Airport (CHM), also in Peru, 112 km (70 miles) away.

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Centinela Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 8 May 2021, 07:19 Local Time
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Wave (m) 0.5
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Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 15
SSE 15
SSE 15
S 20
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Swell History at Centinela

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

Wind History at Centinela

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

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