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El Hueco break guidePhoto by: Ignacio Dominguez

El Hueco Surf Guide

El Hueco in Piura is an exposed reef break that has reliable surf. Autumn and winter are the optimum times of year for waves. The best wind direction is from the southeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the best swell direction is from the south southeast. Best around low tide when the tide is rising. Rarely crowded here. Watch out for Strong currenttowards cliff, very hollow.

El Hueco Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
22.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing El Hueco:

The best conditions reported for surf at El Hueco occur when a South-southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing El Hueco with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of June. Clean surfable waves are typically found 62% of the time in June while 19% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 19% 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 Hueco Location Map

Interactive El Hueco 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 El Hueco is Capitan Montes (Talara) Airport (TYL) in Peru, 14 km (9 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to El Hueco is Capitan Concha (Piura) Airport (PIU), also in Peru, 112 km (70 miles) away.

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El Hueco Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 11 May 2021, 09:44 Local Time
Tuesday 11
Wave (m) 1.6
Period (s) 15 15 14 14
Wind (km/h) 30
SSE 30
SSW 35
SSW 35
Wind State cross-

Swell History at El Hueco

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

Wind History at El Hueco

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

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