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El Silencio ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.3

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El Silencio break guide

El Silencio Surf Guide

El Silencio in Lima is an exposed point break that does not work very often. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the south southwest. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Watch out for urchins and rocks.

El Silencio Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon point  redPointIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
18.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing El Silencio:

The best conditions reported for surf at El Silencio occur when a South-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing El Silencio 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 20% of the time in February while 79% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 1% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
20%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
79%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
1%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore El Silencio Location Map

Interactive El Silencio 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 Silencio is Jorge Chavez International (Lima) Airport (LIM) in Peru, which is 45 km (28 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to El Silencio is Pisco Airport (PIO), also in Peru, 172 km (107 miles) away.

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El Silencio Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 19 April 2021, 05:47 Local Time
Monday 19
4AM7AM10AM1PM
Wave (m) 1.5
SSW
1.5
SSW
1.5
SSW
1.9
SSW
Period (s) 18 18 17 16
Wind (km/h) 5
SSE 5
S 10
SSW 15
SSW
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Swell History at El Silencio

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

Wind History at El Silencio

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

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    Reliability: inconsistent
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