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El Paso Surf Guide

El Paso in Lima is a quite exposed reef break that has unreliable waves. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the east northeast. Easily blown out by onshore winds Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. Best around low tide when the tide is rising. It very rarely gets crowded here. Beware of urchins and rocks, tricky take off in front of cliff.

El Paso Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
19.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing El Paso:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing El Paso 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 18% of the time in February while 71% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 11% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
18%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
71%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
11%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore El Paso Location Map

Interactive El Paso 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 Paso is Jorge Chavez International (Lima) Airport (LIM) in Peru, which is 47 km (29 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to El Paso is Pisco Airport (PIO), also in Peru, 170 km (106 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
El Paso Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 11 April 2021, 14:05 Local Time
Sunday 11
10AM1PM4PM7PM
Wave (m) 1.8
SSW
1.6
SSW
1.6
SSW
1.1
SSW
Period (s) 13 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 10
SSW 15
SSW 10
S 10
SSE
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross

Swell History at El Paso

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

Wind History at El Paso

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

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    Reliability: consistent
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    • Icon reefReef and point
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To El Paso:

We hope you find the new 12-day forecasts and additional details useful.

Kudos to everyone who helped us debug this over the past 3 months.

Be sure to click on the Advanced Surf option to see extra details about the sea-state. Look out for crossing swells and short period local wind swells and chop that will often spoil a groundswell even if the wind is perfect. As yet there is no allowance for this in the swell rating. This is something we are working on.