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Chicama – Malpaso Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(La Libertad and Lambayeque, Peru)

Chicama - Malpaso Surf Guide

Chicama - Malpaso in La Libertad and Lambayeque is an exposed point break that has very consistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds blow from the south southeast with some shelter here from south winds. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the best swell direction is from the south southwest. Surfable at all stages of the tide. Crowds are never a problem here. Beware of - Rocks.

Chicama - Malpaso Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
15.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Chicama - Malpaso:

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

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Chicama - Malpaso (for consistent clean waves)?

octoberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Chicama - Malpaso with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of October. Clean surfable waves are typically found 101% of the time in October 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.
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 Chicama - Malpaso Location Map

Interactive Chicama - Malpaso 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 closest passenger airport to Chicama - Malpaso is Capitan Carlos Martinez De Pinillos (Trujillo) Airport (TRU) in Peru, which is 57 km (35 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Chicama - Malpaso is Capt Jose Abelardo Quinones Gonzales (Chiclayo) Airport (CIX), also in Peru, 110 km (68 miles) away.

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Chicama - Malpaso Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 25 June 2022, 12:13 Local Time
Saturday 25
Wave (m)
Period (s) 12 12 13 12
Wind (km/h)
Wind State off off off off

Swell History at Chicama - Malpaso

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

Wind History at Chicama - Malpaso

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

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