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Playa Blanca Surf Guide

Playa Blanca in Lima is an exposed beach break that usually has waves and can work at any time of the year. Ideal winds are from the northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Sometimes crowded. Take care of Private, rips.

Playa Blanca Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
20.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Playa Blanca:

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

februaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Playa Blanca 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 12% of the time in February while 84% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 4% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
12%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
84%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
4%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Playa Blanca Location Map

Interactive Playa Blanca 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 Playa Blanca is Jorge Chavez International (Lima) Airport (LIM) in Peru, which is 99 km (61 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Playa Blanca is Pisco Airport (PIO), also in Peru, 117 km (73 miles) away.

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Playa Blanca Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 3 February 2023, 17:22 Local Time
Friday 03Sat
4PM7PM10PM1AM
Wave (m)
1.4
SW
1.2
SW
1.3
SSW
1.2
SSW
Period (s) 14 14 13 13
Wind (km/h)
10
10
10
10
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Playa Blanca

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

Wind History at Playa Blanca

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

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Wave Buoys Nearest To Playa Blanca: