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PERU SURF GUIDES - PERU FLAG Peru has some of the longest waves on the planet (counted in miles...). It doesn't rain in the coast of Peru and it's not too hot or too cold. All S-SW spots have very reliable swell from April to October. And from October to march North swell hit the coast.
Plus: Consistency, all levels of surf available, mostly uncrowded (this can mean quasi-desert), long waves, not too cold water temperature.
Minus: problems of access and safety, crowds around Lima.
Location: Western South America, bordering the South Pacific Ocean, between Chile and Ecuador
Geographic coordinates: 10 00 S, 76 00 W
Coastline: 2,414 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)
Natural hazards: earthquakes, tsunamis, flooding, landslides, mild volcanic activity
Currency: Nuevo sol (PEN)

Crowds
Top spots are usually crowded, even though early morning sessions can be as perfect as uncrowded. We will guide you to the less crowded spots. It is pretty much possible we get to surf solo sessions.

Locals
Locals are usually friendly, just show respect.

Breaks
PERU SURF GUIDES - PARAISO BEACHThe Lima and South areas are full of solid waves, shore breaks, beach breaks, sandbars, rocky bottoms, point breaks, short waves, long waves, barrelsevery type of wave you can imagine. Lima is a blessed place where you find solid surf every day. The North offers like most of Peru more perfect lefts, point breaks and reef breaks peel endlessly from knee size to double plus overhead. It is Solid stuff, all around. The North is Peru's surfing gem. These breaks gift us lefts of perfection from south or north swells. Be ready for an intense solid, fast, peeling lefts experience.
Consistency of PERU it is world recognized, we have a privileged coast and position in the globe; we get south swells in winter and north ones in summer, we guaranteed surf every day.
PERU = Loooong waves, we heard comments from many surfers saying like this "I surfed the longest waves of my life. Did you see that one?"

Equipment
We recommend you to check the list of beaches and descriptions and decide your quiver accordingly. Unless you plan on charging Pico Alto, nothing bigger than an 8 footer is needed. All the time feel free to contact us, we will be glad to help you.

Wetsuits: during spring and fall, short sleeves are fine, although long sleeves will work for the early or late sessions. During winter time a 3/2mm rubber is OK. Booties are a great help to keep feet warm and protect them from rocks and shelves. Water temperature is not as cold as northern California but cold enough. Check table:

Conditions
SOUTH AND LITTLE SOUTH CONDITIONS
If you are looking for consistency and big waves, here is where you want to be, any surf trip to Peru starts in Lima, you won't believe how many breaks are in a small distance, so always you will find a place to surf by yourself and if you wake up early you will be surfing glassy. Be prepared to charge 10+ feet waves, but if you do not surf this size, still there are many breaks with fun waves. South of Lima in summer is a party place, weekend are really busy and you will be dancing all night long, or waking up early to surf while everyone is going back home.
Water temperature is not too cold, you will not get "ice cream head" symptoms, a fullsuit will be ok in winter time and a pair of boardshorts or springsuit in summer will be enough.

  MONTHS
Jan/Feb Mar/Apr May/Jun Jul/Aug Sep/Oct Nov/Dec
Swell Force
occasional

regular

best season

best season

regular

occasional
Swell Size
1-1.5mts
3-5ft

1.5-2mts
5-6ft

2-3.5mts
6-15ft

2-3.5mts
6-15ft

2-3.0mts
6-8ft

1-1.5m
3-5ft
North Swell ++++ +++ ++ ++ +++ +++++
South swell ++ +++ ++++++ ++++++ ++++ +++
Water Temperature 21C/70F 19C/66F 18C/64F 16C/61F 18C/64F 19C/66F
Wetsuit Boardshorts Springsuit Fullsuit Fullsuit Springsuit Boardshorts
Air Temperature 25C/77F 23C/73F 20C/68F 17C/63F 20C/68F 23C/73F


NORTH CONDITIONS
North of Peru is one of the best places on earth to Surf, many of locals from Lima have moved literally to the North. There are plenty of waves with warm water, plenty of fish and sea food and not many crowds, of course there are few beaches were crowd can be extreme like Cabo Blanco, and Mncora, but with many long waves around, crowds are almost nothing, and if you avoid the high seasons, you will be surfing the longest waves and the barrels you wanted all your life.
Do not think only in Chicama, it is a good wave and needs a big swell to work properly, but there are many waves that you will need more time in your surf trip to surf all. North of Peru is pure magic.

  MONTHS
Jan/Feb Mar/Apr May/Jun Jul/Aug Sep/Oct Nov/Dec
Swell Force
best season

regular

occasional

occasional

regular

best season
Swell Size
1.5-2.5mts
4-8ft

1.5-2mts
4-6ft

1-1.5mts
3-5ft

1-1.5mts
3-5ft

1.5-2mts
4-6ft

1.5-2.5mts
4-8ft
North Swell ++++ +++ ++ ++ +++ +++++
South swell ++ +++ ++++++ ++++++ ++++ +++
Water Temperature 21C/70F 19C/66F 18C/64F 16C/61F 18C/64F 19C/66F
Wetsuit Boardshorts Springsuit Springsuit/
Fullsuit
Springsuit/
Fullsuit
Springsuit Boardshorts
Air Temperature 29C/84F 27C/81F 24C/75F 21C/70F 21C/70F 26C/79F


Sharks
THERE ARE NO SHARKS; SHARK ATTACKS HAVE NOT BEEN REPORTED UNTIL NOW.

Daily per meal
You can get good food for as much as $10.00 a day.

Meals
Fresh fruits
Fresh fish and seafood
White rice
Fresh Vegetables
Bottled water
Our guides will take you to the best places according to your wallet.

PERU SURF GUIDES - WAYO SURFBOARDSSelling of used boards
Depending on the board and conditions, you can expect to resell a reasonable good board in reasonable good conditions for around $150.00

Selling of wetsuits
Peruvian wetsuits are pretty good and inexpensive. If thinking on reselling yours, don't expect more than $80.00

Buying a new board
Peruvian boards are good and inexpensive. You can order a 66 one for about $250.00. If interested let us know in order to get in contact with local shaper.

Buying a new wetsuit
You can get a Peruvian state of the art rubber for less than $200.00

Party
For good parties, Lima is the choice, but if it is summertime, the southern places have a great offer. Estimate $40.00 for a night including entries and some drinks.


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The North
Perfect waves, warm water, long waves, uncrowded.

Little North
Uncrowded Surf. Consistency. Cool people. Secret spots.

Lima & Little South
365 days a year surf. Waves every where you go. Bigwaves, so be ready to charge. Summer Party.


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