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Punta Sal Surf Guide

Punta Sal in Piura is a fairly exposed point break that has fairly consistent surf. Spring and Summer provide the best conditions. Offshore winds blow from the east southeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the northwest. It very rarely gets crowded here. Hazards include - Rocks.

Punta Sal Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
24.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Punta Sal:

The best conditions reported for surf at Punta Sal occur when a Northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Punta Sal 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 9% of the time in February while 22% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 69% 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 Sal Location Map

Interactive Punta Sal 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 Sal is Capitan Montes (Talara) Airport (TYL) in Peru, 73 km (45 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Punta Sal is Pedro Canga (Tumbes) Airport (TBP), also in Peru, 82 km (51 miles) away.

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Punta Sal Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 9 May 2021, 22:07 Local Time
SunMonday 10
Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 18 18 18 17
Wind (km/h) 10
SSW 10
SW 0
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Swell History at Punta Sal

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

Wind History at Punta Sal

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

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    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: consistent
    16km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    28km away
    • Icon pointPoint
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    34km away

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