Almost 3,000 km of coastline facing the Pacific Ocean, a blessing: source of unlimited natural resources, among them: the consistent and perfect waves of the Peruvian coast. Irregular and full of bays, sandy beaches, peninsulas, cliffs, and rocky places, the extensive coast of Peru holds among its richness the permanent pulse of the planet; the never ending pumping of the Pacific Ocean waves breaking day and night, endlessly.
Living in Lima, the surfer's luck is unbeatable, we thank those who long before us were initiated in this sweet dance over the waves and made it come to us, showing us the path to happiness. In fact, it is pretty easy to live happy in Lima with its Costa Verde full of popular waves daily ridden by hundreds of surfers beginners and experts. Almost 10 points with waves for every level, special mention for La Herradura, one of the most powerful lefts in the Peruvian coast, located in a surprisingly deserted bay in the Chorrillos district. In La Herradura you need to be apt and patient, reward is big.
Leaving Lima to the south, the Panamerican highway runs close and parallel to the beach, letting us see miles of sandy beaches full of beach breaks. The most surfed ones are Conchán at both sides of the pier and a few miles away is located San Pedro. The end of the beach is called Arica and its small wave points: from a sandy bottom beach break to a rocky bottom beach break. It is always clever to give them a check if the swell is small.
A little bit further south, magic begins. Lefts and rights one after the other, most of them for the average and advanced surfer. La Timba and its mythic peak, the right at Los Caballeros good with south swells and the right tide. Las Señoritas, its left sister break, breaking in front; a solid left with various sections that can surprise you with a barrel "on the rocks". Looking southwest we can see a small wave far out but it is huge closer, it is the legendary wave of Pico Alto, always breaking over 4 meters of solid walls that run over everything in their way.
Keep going south, Punta Hermosa has its things. Playa Norte and its beach break crowded in summer. El Paso, Punta Hermosa's jewel. A solid peak mainly rights breaking from overhead and up, fast and tubular. Watch out, don't get caught inside. Then La Isla and its classic right break, Kon Tiki with always unridden big waves and Punta Rocas, a consistent big wave point and host of internationals contest.
More beach breaks to the south with Explosivos leading the show with its "explosive" tubes. Then the privileged area of San Bartolo and its premium breaks from north to south: Santa Rosa, El Huayco, Peña Rosa, El Peñascal and the San Bartolo piers. The best ones are El Peñascal, known for its fierce and solidity and Santa Rosa for its aggressive tube. Peña Rosa usually offers a north feeling for those who know its secrets. El Huayco is the most consistent break of the area and a much visited spot. Continuing south, the points are more separated from each other; there we have Puerto Viejo, la Ensenada, Bujama, the Asia beach breaks and other secret spots in the area. Further south, we find some solid lefts such as Puerto Fiel and La Playita all of them pretty crowded during summer time. The most southern one is Cerro Azul and its classic left.
This is only a welcome, this is only Lima, so we invite you to have a look around our page to check what the Pacific Ocean mixed with the Peruvian coast can do.