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Peru Surfing

The most popular surf spots in Peru:

Cabo Blanco

is widely held to feature the best left-breaking wave in Peru It has a fast and short wave that implies a "take off" and one of the best pipes. This beach is located in the north of Peru.

The waves can reach up to four meters, but normally they fluctuate between two and three meters. This beach is ideal between November and December.

Access- Cabo Blanco lies 153 km north of the city of Piura.

Bayovar-Nonura

is a wave running long and leftwise. Surfers nicknamed this beach as "El Ferrocarril" (The Train) because of its size and strength. The waves are left and right and they measure up to three meters. The entrance to the place where the wave is taken requires a very difficult paddle out against strong currents.

The beach has swells generally during summer.

Access- Bayovar lies 105 km (two hours) southwest of the city of Piura.

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Chicama

is famous for boasting the world's longest wave. It is divided in four sections: Each is a wave in itself, with its own character and speed.Surfers say to surf Chicama, one needs an extra pair of legs. The waves in its ideal size measure up to two meters and grow with the currents of the southeast.

Access- Chicama lies 94 km (an hour-and-a-half) northwest of the city of Trujillo. The cove, also called Malabrigo, is reached by taking the detour at Paiján, at Kilometre 614 of the North Pan-American Highway.

La Herradura

The classic point of Lima (the horseshoe) has left waves that in their best days reach five meters. It is split into three sections, the one nearest the coast being the most tubular and the most difficult.

It is an oft-visited beach, where on a nice day there will be 100 surfers (a major additional difficulty if one takes into account each series only brings five waves). Experienced surfers only.

Access - Located just minutes from downtown Lima.

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Pico Alto

(High Peak). The biggest and most spectacular waves in Peru. It is a Point Break (with lefts and rights, despite the fact that rights are a lot more frequent).

It's perfect long waves can measure up to 10 meters. Not for beginners. This is a very crowded beach during the summer and is a long paddle out (the wave breaks 1 km out).

Access- Pico Alto lies 43 km south of the city of Lima down the South Pan-American Highway.

Bonus Surf Spot Recomendations:

Ica

The finest right-breaking wave in Peru. Because of its position, the island features the only wave in Peru where right-running, tubular waves break to the west. The water is very cold, and strong winds gust in the afternoons. Its a unique surf spot, where surfers take to the waves amidst hundreds of sea lions.

Access- The island lies 5 km west of the Paracas Peninsula. It can only be reached by boat and surfers tend to hire launches at El Chaco.

 

Peru Surf Map

Peru Surf Spots Map

Sample Peru Surf Tours in these areas

 

Pico Alto Surf Camp Package

The Pico Alto Surf Camp is located in Punta Hermosa, a quick and easy drive from Jorge Chavez International Airport in Lima

Peru Surf Camp Pico Alto

Peru has been called the most consistent surf locations on the planet. The surf breaks year round and with over 1400 miles of coastline every type of wave can be encountered. The points, reefs and beach breaks receive their swells from storms in the roaring 40's and also from major storms in the North Pacific. Typically in the summer the surf averages 4 to 10 feet with some days easily reaching 20 feet. In the winter the surf averages 8 to 15 feet with days in the 20-foot plus size very common.

Peru has an extremely large swell window and it can receive swells from the South, Southwest, West and Northwest. Punta Hermosa, just South of Lima is considered Peru's big wave location. This area of headlands, reefs and coves tends to focus the swell energy creating ideal surfing conditions.

The largest wave in South America, Pico Alto is located here. Wind conditions in Peru are often very light and this in turn creates glassy waves year round. Because most of the surf spots in Punta Hermosa are reef point breaks, paddling out when it's big is not a problem, always dry hair. Water temperatures are comfortable. In the summer you can wear just trunks or a spring suit. In the winter either a spring or full suit depending on conditions. Peru Surf Break

Pico Alto Surf Camp is located 1 hour's drive from Lima's International Airport. We have private rooms and shared accommodation, all with private bathrooms and hot water. A friendly atmosphere will complement your daily surfing sessions.

There are 20 breaks or spots within a distance of 10 km: Caballeros, Señoritas, Pico Alto, Playa Norte, El Paso, La Isla, Kontiki and Punta Rocas are the most popular. At these spots you may find different kinds of waves, from 3 to 24 feet, all year round for you to choose from according to your preference and/or skill level. Crowds are rare; where they exist people are usually friendly to foreigners.

Normally, the best time of year for big waves is mid March through the end of May. However, we get mid-to-small size waves year round with September through November being crowd less months. All surf packages to Peru at Tico Travel can be modified to fit your schedule at no extra cost!

Sample 7 night Pico Alto Surf Camp Package

Package Includes

  • 7 nights at surf camp in private rooms based on double occupancy.
  • 3 meals daily
  • Transportation with a surf guide to surf breaks within 10 km of Punta Hermosa.
  • Transportation airport Lima-hotel-Airport

Not Includes

Airfare to Peru

We will customize a Pico Alto surf package to fit your needs at no extra cost

   

Playa Hermosa Peru Surf Camp

Peru Surf Camp Packages At Punta Hermosa

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This Peru surf camp located just a little way from the most beautiful beaches and the best waves south of Lima. This surf camp offers great rooms with comfortable beds and bathrooms that have lots of hot and cold fresh water. Their is transportation available for you to and from the Peru international airport as well as sightseeing and shopping tours.

The surf camp tour will take you to and from any of the 26 surf breaks in the 10 kms. around our house, and if you come exclusively to surf, we can provide you with surf guides / photographers and advise you with the best schedules based on the current surf predictions, and in buying or rental of any equipment needed. For your entertainment, in our living room you will find cable TV, DVD, telephone and internet access and assorted family games, as well as two beautiful terraces to enjoy a delicious beverage watching our amazing sunsets.

Waking up you will find a breakfast table with assorted fruit salads, homemade jams (marmalade), tea, freshly brewed coffee, assorted bread rolls and other delicacies. Optionally in the evening, after a nice day at the beach, we can offer you a delicious home cooked supper.

Remember

We offer other Peru surf tours not listed. We will customize each group’s Peru surf tours and individual needs at no additional cost. These are some of the surf camp programs which we are working with this season.

Sample Package 1: Punta Hermosa 7 days / 6 nights

Includes

pick-up and return to airport or transportation depot in Lima , lodging in comfortable bedrooms with hot and cold water bathrooms, home cooked breakfast, supper, and transfer once a day to any of the breaks within the 10 Kms. surrouding our camp. (26 breaks from south to north San Bartolo jettys (right and left), Peñascal, Peña Rosa, El Huayco, Santa Rosa, Explosivos, Punta Rocas, Kon Tiki, La Isla La Puntilla, El Paso, (Rights and lefts) Playa Norte, Pico Altillo, Pico Alto, Pacharacas, Señoritas, Caballeros, Chicamita, El Silencio, La Timba, Pulpos and Playa Arica) mostly right hand breaks from beguiners to world class surf)

Note

We offer day surf tours to any break within 200 Kms. north or south of Punta Hermosa including guide / cameraman/ driver for US $ 50.00 (fuel and toll fees not included)

Sample Package 2: Punta Hermosa / Pacasmayo / Punta Hermosa 9 nights / 10 days

Includes

pick-up and return to airport or transportation depot in Lima , bed, breakfast, supper, and transfer once a day to any of the breaks within the 10 Kms. surrouding our camp. (26 breaks from south to north San Bartolo jettys (right and left), Peñascal, Peña Rosa, El Huayco, Santa Rosa, Explosivos, Punta Rocas, Kon Tiki, La Isla La Puntilla, El Paso, (Rights and lefts) Playa Norte, Pico Altillo, Pico Alto, Pacharacas, Señoritas, Caballeros, Chicamita, El Silencio, La Timba, Pulpos and Playa Arica) mostly right hand breaks from beguiners to world class surf), transfers to and from the bus terminal at departure and return to/from the north.

Tickets to and from all the destinations you would be staying at. 5 nights in Nylamp Wasi Surf Camp in Punta Hermosa, 4 nights in Los Faroles Surf Camp in Pacasmayo, return to Lima and transfer to Nylamp Wasi Surf Camp. The trip will be scheduled in coordination with the group members and can be modified to satisfy their wishes.

Sample Package 3: Punta Hermosa / Pacasmayo / Los Organos / Punta Hermosa

Includes:

pick-up and return to airport or transportation depot in Lima , bed, breakfast, supper, and transfer once a day to any of the breaks within the 10 Kms. surrouding our camp. (26 breaks from south to north San Bartolo jettys (right and left), Peñascal, Peña Rosa, El Huayco, Santa Rosa, Explosivos, Punta Rocas, Kon Tiki, La Isla La Puntilla, El Paso, (Rights and lefts) Playa Norte, Pico Altillo, Pico Alto, Pacharacas, Señoritas, Caballeros, Chicamita, El Silencio, La Timba, Pulpos and Playa Arica) mostly right hand breaks from beguiners to world class surf)

Transfers to and from the bus terminal at departure and return to/from the north. 5 nights in Nylamp Wasi Surf Camp in Punta Hermosa, 4 nights in Los Faroles Surf Camp in Pacasmayo, 4 nights in Bungallows Playa Blanca in Los Organos, return to Lima and transfer to Nylamp Wasi Surf Camp The trip will be scheduled in coordination with the group members and can be modified to satisfy their wishes.

Punta Hermosa / Pacasmayo / Los Organos / Chicama / Punta Hermosa

The following programs are for groups who wish to make a surf tour with a designated Surf guide, cameraman and dedicated driver in a rented vehicle by road. (Does not include fuel and toll fees +/- US $ 350.00)

Includes

Pick at from airport , breakfast, supper, transfer to any of the breaks within the 10 Kms. surrouding our camp. (26 breaks from south to north San Bartolo jettys (right and left), Peñascal, Peña Rosa, El Huayco, Santa Rosa, Explosivos, Punta Rocas, Kon Tiki, La Isla La Puntilla, El Paso, (Rights and lefts) Playa Norte, Pico Altillo, Pico Alto, Pacharacas, Señoritas, Caballeros, Chicamita, El Silencio, La Timba, Pulpos and Playa Arica) mostly right hand breaks from beguiners to world class surf or any other break in 200 Kms. North or south of our camp. 5 nights in Nylamp Wasi Surf Camp in Punta Hermosa, 2 nights in Los Faroles Surf Camp in Pacasmayo, 4 nights in Bungallows Playa Blanca in Los Organos 2 nights in Los Delfines Surf Camp in Chicama, return to Lima and transfer to Nylamp Wasi Surf Camp and airport to return home The trip will be scheduled in coordination with the group members and can be modified to satisfy their wishes.

Important

For groups planning their travel during Christmas, New Year, Easter hollidays and from July 15th until August 5th, please advise with ample time as lodging and transportation spaces are very difficult to find.

For current prices and additional information about our services and us contact the Peru Surf experts, Tico Travel at 1-800-493-8426 or email us at: Reserve This Peru Surf Package for a quote

Not Included

Airfare To Peru

 

Peru Surf Travel Special

Peru Surf Camp at Playa Hermosa

Peru Surf Travel Special

Peru has been called the most consistent surf location on the planet. The surf breaks in Peru year round and with 1400 miles of coastline, every type of wave can be encountered. Wind conditions in Peru are often very light and this in turn creates glassy waves all year.

Water temperatures are comfortable, in the summer you wear just trunks or a spring suit. In the winter either a spring or full suit depending on the conditions. The Peru Playa Hermosa Surf Camp is located 30 miles south of Lima along a group of bays that host the best manes around, such as Senotitas, Caballeros, Playa Norte, El Paso, La Isla, Punta Rocas, Pico Alto ( the largest waves in South America and is right in front of our place.

Because most of the Peru surf spots in Punta Hermosa are reef point breaks, paddling out is not a problem.

We offer 2 different style rooms, your standard rooms which can accommodate from 1 to 4 persons per room. Or you can choose a Bungalow which come fully is a fully equipped kitchenette, with a living room, private bathroom and 2 bungalows have balconies with a view of Pico Alto. In addition the hotel offers all of the following services: Peruvian Surf Guides, surf photography, Living Room with Cable TV,VHS, and music equipment, Internet access, Surf equipment to rent, Surfing classes for beginners, Private security 24 hours a day

Remember

We offer other Peru surf tours not listed. We will customize each group's Peru surf tours and individual needs at no additional cost. You want it; we will get you there! It is your Peru vacation! Surf the best of Peru

Peru Surf Package Includes

  • Ground transportation to the Peru Surf Hotel
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Daily transportation to beach break depending on the current swell direction, tides and wind patterns.

Not Included

Airfare to Peru

   

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