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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Peru

South America

Peru has some of the longest waves on the planet (counted in miles...). It doesn't rain in Peru and it's not too hot or too cold. All S-SW spots have very reliable swell from April to October.
Plus: all levels of surf available, mostly uncrowded (hum... this can mean quasi-desert), long waves.
Minus: often foggy, low water temperatures, problems of access and safety, crowds around Lima.nuevo sol (PEN)

Location: Western South America, bordering the South Pacific Ocean, between Chile and Ecuador!
Geographic coordinates: 10° 0' S, 76° 0' W
Coastline km: 2,414 km km
Climate: varies from tropical in east to dry desert in west; temperate to frigid in Andes
Terrain: western coastal plain (costa), high and rugged Andes in center (sierra), eastern lowland jungle of Amazon Basin (selva)
Elevation:
Natural hazards: earthquakes, tsunamis, flooding, landslides, mild volcanic activity. deforestation (some the result of illegal logging); overgrazing of the slopes of the costa and sierra leading to soil erosion; desertification; air pollution in Lima; pollution of rivers and coastal waters from municipal and mining wastes
Currency: nuevo sol (PEN)
Population:
Languages: Spanish (official), Quechua (official), Aymara, and a large number of minor Amazonian languages
Capital:
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Seasons
Jan/Feb Mar/Apr May/Jun Jul/Aug Sep/Oct Nov/Dec
Best Surfing Season
Typical Swell Size
Surf Equipment Shorty Shorty Springsuit Springsuit Springsuit Springsuit
Water temp. 21°C
70°F
20°C
68°F
19°C
66°F
18°C
64°F
17°C
63°F
19°C
66°F
Air temp. 21°C
70°F
20°C
68°F
20°C
68°F
20°C
68°F
21°C
70°F
22°C
72°F
Climate

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Zones

Zones (4) Surf Spots Sub zones
North 35 0
Central 14 0
Lima 72 0
South 17 1
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 Last surf sessions

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Waikiki
Por Aborges
18 feb 2014
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La Pampilla
Por Aborges
17 feb 2014
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Punta Roquitas
Por Aborges
15 feb 2014
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Cerro Azul
Por babylon5051
30 ago 2011
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Sarapampa
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30 ago 2011
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 Last surf trips

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Viagem: October 2008 holidays
De vprat
Do Out 5, 2008 ao Out 18, 2008
2 weeks holidays to spend.Our friend cannot leave before Thursday 9th so we decide to head south from Lima. Surfed a small Cerro Azul on the way down, visited Paracas islands and drove in the desert. On the way back to Lima, we stop in Cerro Azul t
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Viagem: Surf trip north 2007 - 2008
De mmoragues
Do Dez 27, 2007 ao Jan 2, 2008
Jueves 27  Todo comenzó en ancón, sin poder entrar a nuestra morada porque el portero nos cagó. Terminamos durmiendo esa noche en la casa de un amigo de Kevin Bacon. Viernes 28 De mañanita salim
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mmoragues avatar
Viagem: Fin norteño accidentado
De mmoragues
Do Fev 23, 2007 ao Fev 25, 2007

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Viagem: Sur
De mmoragues
Do Fev 16, 2007 ao Fev 20, 2007
Description: integrantes mac, mariano, gonzalo, gustavo rodrigo, de domingo a martes jueves 15 inaguración de punta roquitas sargento. afterparty. viernes 16 san bartolo (de 2 a 4) estaba samoa y samoita
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Viagem: Sur
De gtalavera
Do Fev 16, 2007 ao Fev 20, 2007
5 días al sur de lima, entre los km. 53 y 130. 
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By dizzy , 09-09-2010

peru trip, any takers>? - been wandering the world fro waves for a decade nearly now, and its perus turn now. been a goofyfooter it seems like a mandatory mecca. will be heading into lima the 17th, and staying for 2 months, chasing the goodness. would be down for any co-pilots on the trip, if anyone is in the area sept/october/nov and wants to go chase epic barels and experiences hit me up diligent2energy@gmail.com
conversation and compatability are no problem, been getting on with peeps for years chasing fun so if your mellow, let get barrelled!!!
dizzy

By MMDS , 03-08-2010

Local San Diegan - Hi, I am Peruvian born-US living in San Diego, I'll be in Peru from August 2010 thru Jan 2011. Please feel free to contact me for any questions, sanbartolito@yahoo.com. I can let you know where to go to surf and refer you to people I know. You're brave to go by yourself! but you'll have fun. Hope to hear from you.

By Anonymous , 24-07-2010

traveling to peru mid-sept. - i've been waiting 4 yrs to go to machu picchu. i finally decided this year is the year before i get stuck on another long term project and can't vacation. i learned how to surf last yr in San Diego, CA, USA and love it. i purchased a surf board from a company that said peru was the first to surf so now i have to hike to MP and surf.

the only thing is that i'm traveling alone and female. im not familiar w/peru so if there were anybody from the states going at the same time, i'd like a travel buddy, especially female.

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