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Makaha break guidePhoto by: Jonander Dalmau

Makaha Surf Guide

Makaha in Lima is an exposed reef break that has very consistent waves and works all around the year. Offshore winds blow from the east northeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the optimum swell angle is from the southwest. Both left and right reef breaks. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It's sometimes crowded here. Beware of rocks, man-made danger (buoys etc...) and pollution.

Makaha Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s44.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
15.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Makaha:

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

februaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Makaha 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 19% of the time in February while 81% 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
19%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
81%
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 Makaha Location Map

Interactive Makaha 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 Makaha is Jorge Chavez International (Lima) Airport (LIM) in Peru, which is 13 km (8 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Makaha is Pisco Airport (PIO), also in Peru, 202 km (125 miles) away.

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Makaha Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 28 May 2022, 02:09 Local Time
Saturday 28
4AM7AM10AM1PM
Wave (m)
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.5
SW
Period (s) 11 11 11 21
Wind (km/h)
10
10
10
15
Wind State cross cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Makaha

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

Wind History at Makaha

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

    • Icon reef  redReef/pier
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: very consistent
    0km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s32.9
    Reliability: consistent
    0km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: very consistent
    1km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: consistent
    1km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.1
    Reliability: consistent
    1km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Makaha: