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El Cabezo ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.0

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El Cabezo Surf Guide

El Cabezo in Lima is an exposed point break that has consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the east southeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the southwest.There is a left hand point break here. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Hazards include pollution, rocks and rips.

El Cabezo Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon point  redPointIcon  s33.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
17.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing El Cabezo:

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

februaryBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing El Cabezo with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 72% of the time in February while 25% 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
72%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
25%
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 El Cabezo Location Map

Interactive El Cabezo 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 El Cabezo is Jorge Chavez International (Lima) Airport (LIM) in Peru, which is 15 km (9 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to El Cabezo is Pisco Airport (PIO), also in Peru, 218 km (135 miles) away.

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El Cabezo Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 7 May 2021, 22:53 Local Time
FriSaturday 08
10PM1AM4AM7AM
Wave (m) 0.5
SSW
0.5
SSW
0.5
S
0.6
SSW
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 25
SSE 20
SSE 15
SSE 15
SSE
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at El Cabezo

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

Wind History at El Cabezo

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

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