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El Playon Surf Guide

Playon in Ica is an exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the east. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Rarely crowded here. Take care of the strong rips here.

El Playon Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s43.7
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
14.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing El Playon:

The best conditions reported for surf at El Playon 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 El Playon (for consistent clean waves)?

februaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing El Playon 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 11% of the time in February while 87% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 2% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
11%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
87%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
2%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore El Playon Location Map

Interactive El Playon 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 El Playon is Pisco Airport (PIO) in Peru, which is 26 km (16 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to El Playon is Jorge Chavez International (Lima) Airport (LIM), also in Peru, 223 km (139 miles) away.

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El Playon Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 3 July 2022, 11:56 Local Time
Sunday 03
10AM1PM4PM7PM
Wave (m)
1.6
S
1.5
S
1
SSW
1.1
SSW
Period (s) 8 8 12 12
Wind (km/h)
20
25
25
25
Wind State cross cross cross cross-
off

Swell History at El Playon

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

Wind History at El Playon

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

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