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Punta Rocas break guidePhoto by: ESCÓSSIA

Punta Rocas Surf Guide

Punta Rocas in Lima is an exposed reef break that is usually a safe bet. The best time of year for waves is autumn. The best wind direction is from the east. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the south southwest. Primarily a right hand reef break, although a left is also possible.. It's often crowded here. Beware of rips and rocks.

Punta Rocas Spot Info

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

Surfing Punta Rocas:

The best conditions reported for surf at Punta Rocas 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 Punta Rocas (for consistent clean waves)?

februaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Punta Rocas 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.
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 Rocas Location Map

Interactive Punta Rocas 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 Punta Rocas is Jorge Chavez International (Lima) Airport (LIM) in Peru, which is 56 km (35 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Punta Rocas is Pisco Airport (PIO), also in Peru, 161 km (100 miles) away.

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Punta Rocas Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 6 February 2023, 22:01 Local Time
MonTuesday 07
Wave (m)
Period (s) 14 14 14 14
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-
cross cross-

Swell History at Punta Rocas

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

Wind History at Punta Rocas

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

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