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Islote Zarate Surf Guide

Zarate in Ica is an exposed reef break that has quite consistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the east. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. Reef breaks provide lefts and rights. Rarely crowded here. Take care of rocks in the line up.

Islote Zarate Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
14.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Islote Zarate:

The best conditions reported for surf at Islote Zarate 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 Islote Zarate (for consistent clean waves)?

februaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Islote Zarate 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 11% of the time in February while 87% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 2% 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 Islote Zarate Location Map

Interactive Islote Zarate 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 Islote Zarate is Pisco Airport (PIO) in Peru, which is 24 km (15 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Islote Zarate is Jorge Chavez International (Lima) Airport (LIM), also in Peru, 221 km (137 miles) away.

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Islote Zarate Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 19 August 2022, 07:19 Local Time
Friday 19
Wave (m)
Period (s) 13 13 16 16
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Islote Zarate

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

Wind History at Islote Zarate

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

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