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Latitude: 13° 1.68' S
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Drive 130 km south from Lima on the Pan American highway.. past many excelent surf spots... to the village of Cerro Azul. The surf spot is obvious!!
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Don't know
Special accessDon't know
Wave qualityRegional Classic
BottomSandy with rock
PowerFast, Ordinary, Fun
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good swell directionWest, SouthWest
Good wind directionEast, NorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+
Best tide positionLow and mid tide
Best tide movementRising tide
Week crowdFew surfers
Easy paddle out when small, gets hairy when big. A happy alternative is to go in off the jetty (big jump) and paddle accross. A hollow wave, starts on sand bottom by the rocks and pulls hollow over some un-seen rocks.
Easy going most of the time, but as it has a small take off zone, when it gets good it gets crowded, especially in summer when the town is a tourist destination. The locals rip, but are generally friendly if you show respect
Really neat place, with a great wave. Also you can surf around the pier as this holds waves and on the beach breaks stretching north from the village. Great seafood.
By Anonymous , 01-08-2010
- this place shouldnt be listed as for experienced surfers apart from the take off which is a little hollow the wave is fat I would say it is one of the best learner waves i have ever surfed easy paddle or walk out learners should stick to the second section for ease of take off does not work very big after about 3 foot it breaks into or behind the peir i saw a sea otter there
By Anonymous , 07-02-2010
recommended - we had a much better time surfing here than the punta hermosa area. it may need a bit more swell but the wave goes off, the town has a friendly vibe and has some cheaper eats and accomodation.
By Anonymous , 03-10-2009
way over rated! - this place isn't all that. alwayse smaller than pta hermosa, and when the swell pumps it closes out or has such a pumping current that it just isn;t that fun to surf, not 4 stars
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