Peru

Peru, officially known as the Republic of Peru, is a country located on the West Coast of South America, surrounded by Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile and the Pacific Ocean. In ancient times, Peru was home to some of the oldest cultures in the world, including the Inca's until the Spanish Empire conquered the region in the 16th century. This mix of cultures has resulted in an extensive variation in their exceptional aspects of life, like cuisine, art, and music.

Peru is full of scenes we believe to be quintessentially Southern American. Forgotten temples, jungle trails ensnared by vines, llamas sitting atop a mountain, and some of the friendliest locals you'll ever meet. Peru's geography varies from the tropical jungles of the Amazon to the snow covered peaks of the Andes and the parched plains on the edge of the Pacific Ocean. Smouldering volcanos, flocks of radiantly coloured birds and giant sand dunes will fill your memory card. Remember to pack spares!

Weather in Peru

November - April
May - October

With such a variation in geography it is understandable that Peru's climate would vary just as dramatically. Peru has three main climate zones, the tropical amazon jungle, the high altitudes of the Andean mountains and the arid coastal plains. The temperature is mostly influenced by the areas elevation, with the higher regions being significantly cooler.

There are two main seasons in Peru, the wet and the dry, although the weather varies quite dramatically depending on the geographical region. The dry season generally falls between May and October, which also coincides with the cooler months and the peak tourist season. This is the best time for trekking and to visit the legendary Inca Trails of Machu Picchu.

The wet season is usually between November and April, with the wettest months being January onwards. Although usually it only rains for short periods of time, so there's still lots of sun to enjoy.

Along the coast, the hottest time of the year is between December and March, which some parts barely seeing rain. This also corresponds with the busiest time for local Peruvians, with the beaches by the cities and towns becoming quite crowded. In the northern parts of Peru it is significantly warmer and the beaches can be visited all year round.

Peru

Chicama

Surf Skill:
2
Break:
Left
Surf Type:
  • Longboarders
  • Shortboarders
Season:
May - Oct
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Chicama is quite possibly the worlds longest wave and its probably reeling off right now. One look at Chicama on the map reveals the raw vastness of the place.

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Peru

Pacasmayo

Surf Skill:
3
Break:
Left
Surf Type:
  • Shortboarders
Season:
May - Oct
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Peru has a number of endless left-handers, one of which is Pacasmayo. It is the next big point North of Chicama and although its not quite as long, it is just as perfect.

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Peru

Punta Huanchaco

Surf Skill:
2
Break:
Left
Surf Type:
  • Funboarders
  • Longboarders
  • Shortboarders
Season:
May - Oct
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Punta Huanchaco is another one of Perus long left-hand point breaks. Like Chicama it is not overly hollow so surfers of all abilities can enjoy themselves.

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