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El Huaico Surf Guide

El Huaico in Lima is a reasonably exposed reef break that is often working and works all around the year. The best wind direction is from the east. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south. Best around low tide when the tide is falling. Sometimes crowded. Beware of Urchins and sharp shells, rips.

El Huaico Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
17.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing El Huaico:

The best conditions reported for surf at El Huaico occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing El Huaico 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 19% of the time in February while 69% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 12% 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 Huaico Location Map

Interactive El Huaico 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 Huaico is Jorge Chavez International (Lima) Airport (LIM) in Peru, which is 54 km (34 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to El Huaico is Pisco Airport (PIO), also in Peru, 163 km (101 miles) away.

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El Huaico Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 8 May 2021, 00:23 Local Time
FriSaturday 08
Wave (m) 0.6
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 10
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Swell History at El Huaico

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

Wind History at El Huaico

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

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