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San Gallan break guidePhoto by: Alfonso Malpica

San Gallan Surf Guide

San Gallan in Ica is an exposed beach and reef break that has dependable surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the east. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest. There is a right breaking reef. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Submerged rocks are a hazard.

San Gallan Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
14.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing San Gallan:

The best conditions reported for surf at San Gallan occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing San Gallan 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 3% of the time in February while 25% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 72% 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 San Gallan Location Map

Interactive San Gallan 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 San Gallan is Pisco Airport (PIO) in Peru, which is 27 km (17 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to San Gallan is Jorge Chavez International (Lima) Airport (LIM), also in Peru, 212 km (132 miles) away.

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San Gallan Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 3 July 2022, 12:24 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 8 8 12 12
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Swell History at San Gallan

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

Wind History at San Gallan

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

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