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(La Libertad and Lambayeque, Peru)

Chicama - El Cape / Keys Surf Guide

Chicama - El Cape / Keys in La Libertad and Lambayeque is a quite exposed point break that has fairly consistent surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the north with some shelter here from south winds. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. An uncrowded break, even when it is working. Beware of rocks, rips.

Chicama - El Cape / Keys Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
17.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Chicama - El Cape / Keys:

The best conditions reported for surf at Chicama - El Cape / Keys occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Chicama - El Cape / Keys (for consistent clean waves)?

februaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Chicama - El Cape / Keys 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 10% of the time in February while 67% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 23% 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 Cape / Keys Location Map

Interactive Chicama - El Cape / Keys 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 Cape / Keys 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 Cape / Keys is Capt Jose Abelardo Quinones Gonzales (Chiclayo) Airport (CIX), also in Peru, 110 km (68 miles) away.

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Chicama - El Cape / Keys Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 23 April 2021, 00:46 Local Time
ThuFriday 23
Wave (m) 1.4
Period (s) 15 15 14 14
Wind (km/h) 25
SSE 20
SE 15
SSE 15
Wind State on cross-
on cross-

Swell History at Chicama - El Cape / Keys

Surf stats for Chicama - El Cape / Keys, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Chicama - El Cape / Keys

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

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