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La Playita Surf Guide

La Playita in Lima is an exposed reef break that only works when conditions are just right. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds blow from the northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. Crowds are never a problem here. Beware of - Rocks, ledgy take off, cliffs.

La Playita Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
15.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing La Playita:

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

februaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing La Playita 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 36% of the time in February while 62% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 2% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
36%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
62%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
2%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore La Playita Location Map

Interactive La Playita 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 Playita is Pisco Airport (PIO) in Peru, which is 93 km (58 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to La Playita is Jorge Chavez International (Lima) Airport (LIM), also in Peru, 123 km (76 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
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La Playita Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 11 August 2022, 12:31 Local Time
Thursday 11
10AM1PM4PM7PM
Wave (m)
1.1
SW
1.1
SW
1.1
SW
1.1
SW
Period (s) 17 16 16 16
Wind (km/h)
10
15
10
10
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
on cross-
on

Swell History at La Playita

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

Wind History at La Playita

Wind stats for La Playita, 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 Playita. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    3km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s43.6
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    7km away
    • Icon point  redPoint/pier
    • Icon  s33.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    8km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    13km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To La Playita: