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La Herradura ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.3
Consistency of Surf: 2.7
Difficulty Level: 4.3
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 3.3

Overall: 3.1

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La Herradura break guidePhoto by: TONI LAGO

La Herradura Surf Guide

Herradura in Lima is an exposed point break that has fairly consistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the southeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the optimum swell angle is from the southwest.Surfers ride left hand point. Best around low tide. It's often crowded here. Watch out for urchins,rocks and pollution.

La Herradura Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon pointPointIcon  s33.1
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
19.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing La Herradura:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

julyBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing La Herradura with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of July. Clean surfable waves are typically found 101% of the time in July while -1% 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.
clean
101%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
-1%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
0%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore La Herradura Location Map

Interactive La Herradura 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 La Herradura is Jorge Chavez International (Lima) Airport (LIM) in Peru, which is 19 km (12 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to La Herradura is Pisco Airport (PIO), also in Peru, 196 km (122 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
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La Herradura Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 26 February 2021, 10:33 Local Time
Friday 26
10AM1PM4PM7PM
Wave (m) 1.1
SSW
1.1
SSW
0.9
SW
0.9
SW
Period (s) 12 12 17 16
Wind (km/h) 10
SSW 15
SSW 15
S 15
SSE
Wind State cross-
off
off off cross-
off

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Swell History at La Herradura

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

Wind History at La Herradura

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

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    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: inconsistent
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    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: very consistent
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    • Icon reef  redReef/jetty
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: very consistent
    4km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: very consistent
    4km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: very consistent
    5km away

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