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

Overall: 3.5

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Punta Ballenas Surf Guide

Punta Ballenas in Piura is an exposed reef and point break that has pretty consitent surf. Spring and Summer provide the favoured conditions. The best wind direction is from the southeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell direction is from the northwest. A left hand reef break and there is a left hand point break as well. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Take care of urchins and rocks.

Punta Ballenas Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
22.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Punta Ballenas:

The best conditions reported for surf at Punta Ballenas occur when a Northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Punta Ballenas with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 29% of the time in January while 17% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 54% 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 Punta Ballenas Location Map

Interactive Punta Ballenas 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 Punta Ballenas is Capitan Montes (Talara) Airport (TYL) in Peru, 61 km (38 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Punta Ballenas is Pedro Canga (Tumbes) Airport (TBP), also in Peru, 93 km (58 miles) away.

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Punta Ballenas Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 12 May 2021, 19:47 Local Time
Wednesday 12Thu
Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 19 19 19 18
Wind (km/h) 15
WSW 10
SW 10
SSW 10
Wind State cross-
cross cross-

Swell History at Punta Ballenas

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

Wind History at Punta Ballenas

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

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    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    Reliability: fairly consistent
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