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Tres Picos ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.5
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 2.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 2.8

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Tres Picos Surf Guide

Tres Picos in Lima is a quite exposed beach break that has reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Good surf at all stages of the tide. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Watch out for rocks and pollution.

Tres Picos Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s32.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
19.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Tres Picos:

The best conditions reported for surf at Tres Picos occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Tres Picos 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 16% of the time in February while 73% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 11% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
16%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
73%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
11%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Tres Picos Location Map

Interactive Tres Picos 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 Tres Picos is Jorge Chavez International (Lima) Airport (LIM) in Peru, which is 13 km (8 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Tres Picos is Pisco Airport (PIO), also in Peru, 201 km (125 miles) away.

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Tres Picos Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 25 February 2021, 13:48 Local Time
Thursday 25
4AM7AM10AM1PM
Wave (m) 1.4
SSW
1.4
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.3
SSW
Period (s) 14 13 13 13
Wind (km/h) 5
SSE 5
SSE 10
SSW 15
SSW
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
on on

Swell History at Tres Picos

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

Wind History at Tres Picos

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

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    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: very consistent
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    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: consistent
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    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.1
    Reliability: consistent
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