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

Overall: 3.7

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Peñascal Surf Guide

Penascal in Lima is a fairly exposed point break that has fairly consistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds blow from the east southeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the southwest. Rarely crowded here. Watch out for rips and rocks.

Peñascal Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
17.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Peñascal:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Peñascal 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.
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 Peñascal Location Map

Interactive Peñascal 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 Peñascal is Jorge Chavez International (Lima) Airport (LIM) in Peru, which is 54 km (34 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Peñascal is Pisco Airport (PIO), also in Peru, 163 km (101 miles) away.

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Peñascal Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 13 May 2021, 16:25 Local Time
Thursday 13Fri
Wave (m) 1.5
Period (s) 17 16 16 16
Wind (km/h) 10
SW 5
SSE 10
Wind State cross-
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Swell History at Peñascal

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

Wind History at Peñascal

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

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