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La Costa Surf Guide

La Costa in Lima is a reasonably exposed break. that is usually a safe bet. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds blow from the east northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the south.. It very rarely gets crowded here.

La Costa Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
16.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing La Costa:

The best conditions reported for surf at La Costa occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing La Costa 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 16% of the time in February while 73% 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.
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 La Costa Location Map

Interactive La Costa 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 Costa is Jorge Chavez International (Lima) Airport (LIM) in Peru, which is 88 km (55 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to La Costa is Pisco Airport (PIO), also in Peru, 128 km (80 miles) away.

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Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
La Costa Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 22 May 2022, 03:53 Local Time
Sunday 22
Wave (m)
Period (s) 15 15 14 14
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross glass cross-

Swell History at La Costa

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

Wind History at La Costa

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near La Costa. Click below to view there surf guides.

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    Reliability: very consistent
    2km away
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    Reliability: fairly consistent
    4km away
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    Reliability: consistent
    10km away
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    Reliability: consistent
    11km away
    • Icon beachBeach and point
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    Reliability: fairly consistent
    11km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To La Costa: