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Cerro Azul break guidePhoto by: Aldo Chumpitaz

Cerro Azul Surf Guide

Cerro Azul in Lima is an exposed point/pier break that has reasonably consistent surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds blow from the east northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the south.The break here is a left hand point. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Hazards include urchins and rocks.

Cerro Azul Spot Info

Icon point  redPoint/pierIcon  s33.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
15.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Cerro Azul:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

marchBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Cerro Azul with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of March. Clean surfable waves are typically found 30% of the time in March while 54% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 16% 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 Cerro Azul Location Map

Interactive Cerro Azul 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 Cerro Azul is Pisco Airport (PIO) in Peru, which is 85 km (53 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Cerro Azul is Jorge Chavez International (Lima) Airport (LIM), also in Peru, 131 km (81 miles) away.

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Cerro Azul Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 15 August 2022, 16:50 Local Time
Monday 15Tue
Wave (m)
Period (s) 15 19 18 18
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-
cross cross

Swell History at Cerro Azul

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

Wind History at Cerro Azul

Wind stats for Cerro Azul, 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 Cerro Azul. Click below to view there surf guides.

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    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    10km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    11km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s43.6
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    15km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Cerro Azul: