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Pulpos ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.2
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 2.9
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.3
Crowds: 2.8

Overall: 3.2

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Pulpos Surf Guide

Pulpos in Lima is an exposed beach break that has reasonably consistent surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the south southwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Watch out for dangerous rips.

Pulpos Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
19.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Pulpos:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Pulpos 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 80% 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
19%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
80%
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 Pulpos Location Map

Interactive Pulpos 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 Pulpos is Jorge Chavez International (Lima) Airport (LIM) in Peru, which is 43 km (27 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Pulpos is Pisco Airport (PIO), also in Peru, 174 km (108 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
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Pulpos Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 14 April 2021, 02:56 Local Time
Wednesday 14
4AM7AM10AM1PM
Wave (m) 1.6
SW
1.6
SW
1.7
SSW
1.7
SSW
Period (s) 16 16 17 16
Wind (km/h) 5
S 5
SSW 10
SW 15
SW
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
on on

Swell History at Pulpos

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

Wind History at Pulpos

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

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    Reliability: consistent
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