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Chancay ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.3
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.3
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.3

Overall: 3.1

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Chancay Surf Guide

Chancay in Lima is a sheltered point break that has quite reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the east southeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. A choice of left and right reefs. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Rarely crowded here. Take care of urchins and rocks, thefts.

Chancay Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon point  redPointIcon  s33.1
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
18.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Chancay:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

julyBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Chancay with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of July. Clean surfable waves are typically found 34% of the time in July while 18% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 48% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
34%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
18%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
48%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Chancay Location Map

Interactive Chancay 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 Chancay is Jorge Chavez International (Lima) Airport (LIM) in Peru, which is 52 km (32 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Chancay is Commandante Fap German Arias Grazziani (Anta) Airport (ATA), also in Peru, 251 km (156 miles) away.

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Chancay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 22 April 2021, 07:04 Local Time
Thursday 22
4AM7AM10AM1PM
Wave (m) 1.6
SW
1.6
SW
1.6
SW
1.6
SW
Period (s) 16 16 16 16
Wind (km/h) 10
S 5
S 10
SSW 15
SSW
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross cross

Swell History at Chancay

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

Wind History at Chancay

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

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: very consistent
    6km away
    • Icon beachBeach and point
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: consistent
    48km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    Reliability: consistent
    52km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: consistent
    53km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: consistent
    55km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Chancay: