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Explosivos break guidePhoto by: Harry Petersen

Explosivos Surf Guide

Explosivos in Lima is an exposed sandbar break that has reliable surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the east northeast. Easily blown out by onshore winds Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. Waves at the sandbar break both left and right. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Hazards include ledgy shorebreak.

Explosivos Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
17.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Explosivos:

The best conditions reported for surf at Explosivos 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 Explosivos (for consistent clean waves)?

februaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Explosivos 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 21% of the time in February while 79% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 0% 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 Explosivos Location Map

Interactive Explosivos 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 Explosibles is Jorge Chavez International (Lima) Airport (LIM) in Peru, which is 54 km (34 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Explosibles is Pisco Airport (PIO), also in Peru, 161 km (100 miles) away.

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Explosivos Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 10 May 2021, 14:38 Local Time
Monday 10Tue
Wave (m) 1.9
Period (s) 16 16 15 15
Wind (km/h) 10
SW 5
S 5
SSE 10
Wind State cross-
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Swell History at Explosivos

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

Wind History at Explosivos

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

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