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El Camotal ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.6

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El Camotal Surf Guide

El Camotal in Ancash is an exposed break. that has dependable surf. Summer offers the favoured conditions for surfing. Ideal winds are from the east northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the northwest. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Watch out for private.

El Camotal Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
16.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing El Camotal:

The best conditions reported for surf at El Camotal occur when a Northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing El Camotal with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 1% of the time in January while 10% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 89% 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 El Camotal Location Map

Interactive El Camotal 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 Camotal is Teniente Fap Jaime A De Montr Morales (Chimbote) Airport (CHM) in Peru, which is 81 km (50 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to El Camotal is Commandante Fap German Arias Grazziani (Anta) Airport (ATA), also in Peru, 87 km (54 miles) away.

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El Camotal Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 11 May 2021, 20:44 Local Time
TueWednesday 12
Wave (m) 1.2
Period (s) 14 13 13 19
Wind (km/h) 15
S 10
S 5
Wind State cross-
cross cross-

Swell History at El Camotal

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

Wind History at El Camotal

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

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