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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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 Lima

Peru

GENERAL This Region covers the 250km from Lima south. The coastal area is a spectacular desert running directly into the ocean. Beaches, headlands and coves abound - providing an enormous range of surfing posibilities. The area around Punta Hermosa has a very high density of quality surf spots
CLIMATE This area is dry all year: it never rains. The winter can be cold and the beaches are often covered in sea-fog. Summer is better, but you will still get foggy days. Summer is summer, with warm sunny days and very crowded beaches!
SPOTS The area is full of quality surfing, with point-breaks such as La Herradura, Punta Rocas and Cerro Azul being the best known; as well as offshore reefs for big-wave riders such as Pico Alto and Kon Tiki. Rock-reefs abound, with horror shows such as Penascal being there for the brave. For the air-generation, try the beach breaks of Lima and Explosivos to the south.
CROWDS Apart from the best known spots, in summer - you will find uncrowded quality spots all year. Peru has a small, dedicated and excelent local surfing population, with few international visitors.
FAME In 1965, Felipe Pomar became World Champion at Punta Rocas, and is not surprsingly something of a national hero! Javier Swayne won the Panamerican Championship in 2007, and Sofia Mulanovich was the first Latin American ever (male of female) when she won the World Championship in 2004.

English (Translate this text in English): GENERAL</b> This Region covers the 250km from Lima south. The coastal area is a spectacular desert running directly into the ocean. Beaches, headlands and coves abound - providing an enormous range of surfing posibilities. The area around Punta Hermosa has a very high density of quality surf spots<br /><b>CLIMATE</b> This area is dry all year: it never rains. The winter can be cold and the beaches are often covered in sea-fog. Summer is better, but you will still get foggy days. Summer is summer, with warm sunny days and very crowded beaches!<br /><b>SPOTS</b> The area is full of quality surfing, with point-breaks such as La Herradura, Punta Rocas and Cerro Azul being the best known; as well as offshore reefs for big-wave riders such as Pico Alto and Kon Tiki. Rock-reefs abound, with horror shows such as Penascal being there for the brave. For the air-generation, try the beach breaks of Lima and Explosivos to the south.<br /><b>CROWDS</b> Apart from the best known spots, in summer - you will find uncrowded quality spots all year. Peru has a small, dedicated and excelent local surfing population, with few international visitors.<br /><b>FAME</b> In 1965, Felipe Pomar became World Champion at Punta Rocas, and is not surprsingly something of a national hero! Javier Swayne won the Panamerican Championship in 2007, and Sofia Mulanovich was the first Latin American ever (male of female) when she won the World Championship in 2004.

English (Translate this text in English): GENERAL&lt;&#47;b&gt; This Region covers the 250km from Lima south. The coastal area is a spectacular desert running directly into the ocean. Beaches, headlands and coves abound - providing an enormous range of surfing posibilities. The area around Punta Hermosa has a very high density of quality surf spots&lt;br &#47;&gt;&lt;b&gt;CLIMATE&lt;&#47;b&gt; This area is dry all year: it never rains. The winter can be cold and the beaches are often covered in sea-fog. Summer is better, but you will still get foggy days. Summer is summer, with warm sunny days and very crowded beaches!&lt;br &#47;&gt;&lt;b&gt;SPOTS&lt;&#47;b&gt; The area is full of quality surfing, with point-breaks such as La Herradura, Punta Rocas and Cerro Azul being the best known; as well as offshore reefs for big-wave riders such as Pico Alto and Kon Tiki. Rock-reefs abound, with horror shows such as Penascal being there for the brave. For the air-generation, try the beach breaks of Lima and Explosivos to the south.&lt;br &#47;&gt;&lt;b&gt;CROWDS&lt;&#47;b&gt; Apart from the best known spots, in summer - you will find uncrowded quality spots all year. Peru has a small, dedicated and excelent local surfing population, with few international visitors.&lt;br &#47;&gt;&lt;b&gt;FAME&lt;&#47;b&gt; In 1965, Felipe Pomar became World Champion at Punta Rocas, and is not surprsingly something of a national hero! Javier Swayne won the Panamerican Championship in 2007, and Sofia Mulanovich was the first Latin American ever (male of female) when she won the World Championship in 2004.

English (Translate this text in English): GENERAL&amp;lt;&amp;#47;b&amp;gt; This Region covers the 250km from Lima south. The coastal area is a spectacular desert running directly into the ocean. Beaches, headlands and coves abound - providing an enormous range of surfing posibilities. The area around Punta Hermosa has a very high density of quality surf spots&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;&amp;lt;b&amp;gt;CLIMATE&amp;lt;&amp;#47;b&amp;gt; This area is dry all year: it never rains. The winter can be cold and the beaches are often covered in sea-fog. Summer is better, but you will still get foggy days. Summer is summer, with warm sunny days and very crowded beaches!&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;&amp;lt;b&amp;gt;SPOTS&amp;lt;&amp;#47;b&amp;gt; The area is full of quality surfing, with point-breaks such as La Herradura, Punta Rocas and Cerro Azul being the best known; as well as offshore reefs for big-wave riders such as Pico Alto and Kon Tiki. Rock-reefs abound, with horror shows such as Penascal being there for the brave. For the air-generation, try the beach breaks of Lima and Explosivos to the south.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;&amp;lt;b&amp;gt;CROWDS&amp;lt;&amp;#47;b&amp;gt; Apart from the best known spots, in summer - you will find uncrowded quality spots all year. Peru has a small, dedicated and excelent local surfing population, with few international visitors.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;&amp;lt;b&amp;gt;FAME&amp;lt;&amp;#47;b&amp;gt; In 1965, Felipe Pomar became World Champion at Punta Rocas, and is not surprsingly something of a national hero! Javier Swayne won the Panamerican Championship in 2007, and Sofia Mulanovich was the first Latin American ever (male of female) when she won the World Championship in 2004.

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Water temp. 24°C
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19°C
66°F
18°C
64°F
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66°F
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70°F
Air temp. 29°C
84°F
27°C
81°F
19°C
66°F
19°C
66°F
21°C
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27°C
81°F
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Quality Direction Type Frequ Experience
Ala Moana 2 / -
Left Sand-bar All surfers
Arica 8 / -
Right and left Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
Asia - Palmas 19 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Asia del Mar - / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Barranquito 7 / -
Left Point-break All surfers
Boca Leon 10 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Bujama 9 / -
Left Point-break All surfers
Caballeros 15 / -
Right Point-break Experienced surfers
Cabezo Norte 1 / -
Left Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
Camotal 3 / -
Left Reef-rocky All surfers
Caplina 10 / -
Right and left Point-break Pros or kamikaze only...
Cascadas 9 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Cerro Azul 34 / -
Left Point-break All surfers
Conchan 20 / -
Right and left Beach-break Experienced surfers
Donesia 2 / -
Left Reef-rocky All surfers
El Huayco 30 / -
Left Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
El Paso 13 / -
Right Point-break Experienced surfers
Explosivos 15 / -
Right and left Beach-break Experienced surfers
Izquierditas 2 / -
Left Reef-rocky All surfers
Kon Tiki 1 / -
Right and left Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
La Caleta 5 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
La Ensenada 9 / -
Left Sand-bar Experienced surfers
La Herradura 53 / -
Left Point-break Experienced surfers
La Isla 26 / -
Right Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
La Pampilla 18 / -
Right Point-break All surfers
La Playita 2 / -
Left Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
La Timba 1 / -
Right and left Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
La Tiza - / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Las Brisas 2 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Las Gramas 1 / -
Right and left Sand-bar Experienced surfers
Las Orishas 3 / -
Right and left Reef-rocky All surfers
Makaha 2 / -
Right and left Reef-artificial Beginners wave
Mar Azul 6 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Naplo 5 / -
Right and left Beach-break Experienced surfers
Orillazo 1 / -
Right Beach-break Experienced surfers
Palillos 1 / -
Left Point-break Experienced surfers
Paraiso 3 / -
Left Sand-bar Experienced surfers
Pena Rosa 2 / -
Left Point-break All surfers
Penascal 29 / -
Right and left Point-break Experienced surfers
Pepinos 9 / -
Left Reef-rocky All surfers
Pico Alto 26 / 1
Right and left Reef-rocky Pros or kamikaze only...
Playa Blanca 13 / -
All surfers
Playa Norte 17 / -
Right Beach-break Experienced surfers
Playa Sur 4 / -
Right Point-break All surfers
Puerto Fiel 5 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Puerto Nuevo 11 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Puerto Viejo 30 / 1
Left Point-break All surfers
Pulpos 12 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Punta Corrientes 3 / -
Right and left Beach-break Experienced surfers
Punta Rocas 66 / -
Right and left Reef-rocky All surfers
Punta Roquitas 7 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Puntilla 2 / -
Right Reef-rocky All surfers
Quebrada - / -
Right and left Reef-rocky All surfers
Redondo 3 / -
Left Beach-break Beginners wave
Regatas 22 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
San Antonio (Regatas) 8 / -
Right and left Beach-break Experienced surfers
San Bartolo 25 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
San Gallan 18 / -
Right Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
San Pedro 3 / -
Right and left Beach-break Experienced surfers
Santa Maria 11 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Santa Rosa 20 / -
Right and left Point-break Experienced surfers
Sarapampa - / -
Right and left Sand-bar All surfers
Señoritas 19 / -
Left Point-break Experienced surfers
Silencios 6 / -
Right Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
Sol y Mar - / -
Right and left Beach-break Experienced surfers
Tercerita - / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Totoritas 9 / -
Right and left Beach-break Experienced surfers
Triangulo 11 / -
Right and left Sand-bar All surfers
Un-named 2 / - Right and left Beach-break Experienced surfers
Villa 34 / -
Right and left Beach-break Experienced surfers
Waikiki 5 / -
Left Beach-break All surfers
Wakama - / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
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Peru

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Aborges avatar
Waikiki
De Aborges
Fev 18, 2014
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La Pampilla
De Aborges
Fev 17, 2014
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Punta Roquitas
De Aborges
Fev 15, 2014
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Cerro Azul
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Ago 30, 2011
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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: 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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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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By Niall Darwin , 15-08-2010

Punta Hermosa Accom - I stayed at Marita's after reading about it here. It was great. I stayed full-board for not much cash (not sure quite how much sorry). Super hot showers were great for the South American winter, food was great but the two best things were:
The coffee - grown on Marita's husband's farm up in the Andes
Marita - very friendly, chatty & helpful.
Truly a welcoming place, recommended.

By Anonymous , 20-10-2009

El Niño - Does anyone know, how strongly would the weak to moderate El Niño effect on the coasts and surf from Lima to North between october/january? Peru seems like a great place, but could the weather ruin it all? Any experiences?? all info would be appreciated!

By Anonymous , 19-10-2009

cost Maritas house - can you tell me how much it is to stay there? Also I am travelling alone. Has anyone rented a car there and will I need one?

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