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El Ñuro ratings
Quality on a good day: 5.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 5.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.7

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El Ñuro Surf Guide

El Nuro in Piura is an exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf. Spring and Summer provide the optimum conditions. The best wind direction is from the east southeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the northwest. A reef breaks left. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Watch out for locals and rocks.

El Ñuro Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.7
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
21.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing El Ñuro:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing El Ñuro 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 17% of the time in February while 20% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 63% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
17%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
20%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
63%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore El Ñuro Location Map

Interactive El Ñuro 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 Ñuro is Capitan Montes (Talara) Airport (TYL) in Peru, 41 km (25 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to El Ñuro is Pedro Canga (Tumbes) Airport (TBP), also in Peru, 116 km (72 miles) away.

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El Ñuro Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 13 May 2021, 20:46 Local Time
ThuFriday 14
10PM1AM4AM7AM
Wave (m) 0.9
SW
0.9
SW
1.0
SW
0.9
SW
Period (s) 17 17 17 16
Wind (km/h) 20
S 15
S 10
S 15
S
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at El Ñuro

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

Wind History at El Ñuro

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

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