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Pico de Loro Surf Guide

Pico de Loro in Pacific Coast is an exposed reef break that is often working. Spring and Summer provide the optimum conditions. Offshore winds blow from the east. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. Best around mid tide. Even when the surf is up, crowds are unknown. Take care of - Rocks.

Pico de Loro Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
27.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Pico de Loro:

The best conditions reported for surf at Pico de Loro occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:

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

marchBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Pico de Loro with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of March. Clean surfable waves are typically found 54% of the time in March while 43% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 3% 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 Pico de Loro Location Map

Interactive Pico de Loro 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 Pico de Loro is Jose Celestino Mutis (Bahia Solano) Airport (BSC) in Colombia, which is 72 km (45 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Pico de Loro is El Carano (Quibdo) Airport (UIB), also in Colombia, 97 km (60 miles) away.

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Pico de Loro Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 11 August 2022, 06:20 Local Time
Thursday 11
Wave (m)
Period (s) 14 14 14 14
Wind (km/h)
Wind State glass cross cross cross-

Swell History at Pico de Loro

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

Wind History at Pico de Loro

Wind stats for Pico de Loro, 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 Pico de Loro. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon reef  redReef
    Reliability: very consistent
    0km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    Reliability: very consistent
    5km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    Reliability: very consistent
    8km away
    • Icon river  redRiver
    Reliability: inconsistent
    8km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    10km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Pico de Loro: