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Southern Peru Surfing

Peru - South > South Peru
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Peru, South America's third largest country, is one of the great surf countries in the world. Curiously, its lengthy, 2400km (1500mi) coastline has only been explored in patches, and many waves still go unridden. Most surfers focus on the endless left points of Chicama or Pacasmayo in the La Libertad area, or else the high density of spots around Lima and Punta Hermosa. Those seeking consistency and big waves should seriously consider heading south to Arequipa, Moquegua and Tacna, the country's southernmost regions, where all that is needed is a spirit of adventure, a good wetsuit and ideally a 4WD. It's a varied, dusty terrain, where the rocky desert is gouged by torrential coastal rivers into valleys, gorges and canyons. With the Pan Am highway veering away from the sea, access to the breaks requires patience, but this southernmost part of Peru is super consistent during winter S swells from the Antarctic's lows.
+ Good consistency
+ Variety of breaks
+ No crowd
+ Very friendly people
+ No rain all year
- Cold water
- Remote area
- 4WD required
- Bad winter weather
- Pollution from Ilo copper smelter
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Guide icon Forecast icon Playa Mollendo Star Star Star 3.5ft 12secs 213° 8mph Overcast No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 5
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S - W North Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Punta de Bombón Star Star Star 3.5ft 12secs 213° 8mph Overcast No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 6
2
S - W North Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Playa Platanales Star Grey Star Grey Star 3.5ft 13secs 214° 10mph Cloudy No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 8
2
S - NW North Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon El Olon Star Grey Star Grey Star 3.5ft 13secs 214° 10mph Cloudy No Reports Available. Submerged Reef Peaks Boulders 20
6
S - SW North Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon El Colegio Star Grey Star Grey Star 3.5ft 13secs 214° 10mph Cloudy No Reports Available. Submerged Reef Peaks Uneven Reef 6
3
S - W Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Pozo de Lizas Star Grey Star Grey Star 3.5ft 13secs 214° 10mph Cloudy No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 5
2
S - W Northerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Boca del Rio Star Star Grey Star Grey Star 3.5ft 12secs 215° 10mph Cloudy No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Uneven Reef and Sand 8
2
S - W North Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Piedras Negras Star Grey Star Grey Star 3.5ft 13secs 214° 10mph Cloudy No Reports Available. Left Submerged Reef Uneven Reef 10
4
S - SW Easterly Mid to High Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Caleta Sama Star Star Star 3.5ft 12secs 214° 8mph Overcast No Reports Available. Left Pointbreak Uneven Reef 15
4
S - W Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Tiro Alto Star Star Star 3.5ft 12secs 213° 8mph Overcast No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 6
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S - W North Easterly All Tides