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Chicama - El Point ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.5
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 3.0

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Chicama - El Point break guidePhoto by: Tobias Medina

Chicama - El Point Surf Guide

Chicama in Lambayeque is an exposed beach reef and point break that usually has waves. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds blow from the east northeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the optimum swell angle is from the south southwest. The beach breaks are all lefts and a left hand reef break too. and there is a left hand point break too. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Watch out for rocks.

Chicama - El Point Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
17.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Chicama - El Point:

The best conditions reported for surf at Chicama - El Point 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 Chicama - El Point (for consistent clean waves)?

februaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Chicama - El Point 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 12% of the time in February while 87% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 1% 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 Chicama - El Point Location Map

Interactive Chicama - El Point 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 Chicama - El Point is Capitan Carlos Martinez De Pinillos (Trujillo) Airport (TRU) in Peru, which is 57 km (35 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Chicama - El Point is Capt Jose Abelardo Quinones Gonzales (Chiclayo) Airport (CIX), also in Peru, 110 km (68 miles) away.

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Chicama - El Point Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 11 May 2021, 21:25 Local Time
TueWednesday 12
Wave (m) 1.0
Period (s) 14 14 13 19
Wind (km/h) 15
SSE 15
SSE 15
SE 10
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Swell History at Chicama - El Point

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Wind History at Chicama - El Point

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

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