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Santa Maria ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.8
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.2
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.5
Crowds: 3.2

Overall: 3.6

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Santa Maria Surf Guide

Santa Maria in Lima is an exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Ideal winds are from the east. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the southwest. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up.

Santa Maria Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
17.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Santa Maria:

The best conditions reported for surf at Santa Maria occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Santa Maria 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 78% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 0% 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 Santa Maria Location Map

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

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Santa Maria Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 13 May 2021, 05:23 Local Time
Thursday 13
Wave (m) 1.6
Period (s) 17 17 17 17
Wind (km/h) 10
WSW 15
Wind State cross-
glass on cross-

Swell History at Santa Maria

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

Wind History at Santa Maria

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

Santa Maria Reviews:

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Based on 5 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s43.6
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s43.8
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s33.0
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s33.2
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s43.5
  • Crowds:Icon  s33.2
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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Baldo Serkovic from Peru
“After the Powerful Waves During 2 separate weeks in May, the Beach front has been totally destroyed. The Beach has changed so that now you can surf Lefts And Rights from the middle.
The wave energy of the FIRST swell was " Off the charts from any previous predictions, originally at 9000+ kjoules for 3 days.
As far as surfing GOES, for surfboards And bodyboads it locos better
Bodysurfing is hard And demanding due to continuation variation of current strength and wave height.
Hope it returns to the way it was, for bodysurfing especially.

Baldo Serkovic”

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