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Kon Tiki ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.0

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Kon Tiki Surf Guide

Kon Tiki in Lima is an exposed beach and reef break that has pretty consitent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Ideal winds are from the east. Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the southwest. The reef provides both left and right breaks. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Watch out for rips and isolation.

Kon Tiki Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
20.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Kon Tiki:

The best conditions reported for surf at Kon Tiki occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Kon Tiki 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 22% of the time in February while 78% 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
22%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
78%
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 Kon Tiki Location Map

Interactive Kon Tiki 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 Kon Tiki is Jorge Chavez International (Lima) Airport (LIM) in Peru, which is 48 km (30 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Kon Tiki is Pisco Airport (PIO), also in Peru, 169 km (105 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
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Kon Tiki Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 2 March 2021, 16:40 Local Time
Tuesday 02Wed
4PM7PM10PM1AM
Wave (m) 0.9
SSW
0.9
SW
1.0
SW
1.1
SW
Period (s) 12 18 17 16
Wind (km/h) 10
SSW 5
SSE 5
S 5
S
Wind State cross cross-
off
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Swell History at Kon Tiki

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

Wind History at Kon Tiki

Wind stats for Kon Tiki, 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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    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    • Icon reef  redReef
    Reliability: inconsistent
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    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: consistent
    1km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Kon Tiki: