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Playa Norte ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.5

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Playa Norte Surf Guide

Playa Norte in Lima is an exposed beach break that has dependable surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the east. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the south southwest. The beach break offers mainly right hand waves. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Watch out for rocks.

Playa Norte Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
19.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Playa Norte:

The best conditions reported for surf at Playa Norte occur when a South-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Playa Norte 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 22% of the time in February while 77% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 1% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
22%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
77%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
1%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Playa Norte Location Map

Interactive Playa Norte 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 Norte is Jorge Chavez International (Lima) Airport (LIM) in Peru, which is 46 km (29 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Playa Norte is Pisco Airport (PIO), also in Peru, 170 km (106 miles) away.

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Playa Norte Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 16 April 2021, 23:24 Local Time
FriSaturday 17
10PM1AM4AM7AM
Wave (m) 1.7
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.7
SSW
Period (s) 14 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 10
SSE 5
SSW 10
SSW 5
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Wind State cross-
off
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Swell History at Playa Norte

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

Wind History at Playa Norte

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

    • Icon reef  redReef
    Reliability: inconsistent
    0km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    0km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: consistent
    1km away
    • Icon reefReef and point
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Playa Norte: