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Punta Hermosa Surfing

Peru - South > South Peru
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Peru has one of the oldest surf cultures in the world with ?Totora reed horses? being ridden for up to 3000 years. Surfing in Peru had it's resurgence and redevelopment a little later than in Hawaii. Peru was host to the World Championships in 1965, and the world was re-awoken to the potential of one of the most ancient of surfing countries. Since then local guys like Felipe Pomar and Piti Block have pushed Peruvian surfing further than it's been taken in almost every other developing country. The capital, Lima, sits on the shores of the Pacific and has become Peru's surf city. There are good waves in the districts of both Miraflores and neighbouring Costa Verde, where the world class Herradura left point can go off. However, due to both crowds and pollution most travellers prefer to keep away from the city, and instead head 1hr drive to the north, to the Punta Hermosa area. This is a great area for a surfer to find himself in, as there are ample consistent spots within walking distance of each other. In the Southern Hemisphere winter the waves around Punta Hermosa are typically big mushy rights with a lack of shape that can be ideal for longboarding. While a lot of the headlands favour the rights, there are also hollow lefts, plus a few offshore bomboras that handle serious size and power.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
                       
19 - 26°C
3/2
18 - 25°C
springsuit
15 - 21°C
3/2
14 - 18°C
4/3
14 - 20°C
3/2
16 - 23°C
3/2
+ Consistent swells
+ Great density of spots
+ Big wave potential
+ Cheap and easy living
+ Peruvian culture
- Lack of perfect conditions
- Cold water
- Coastal fog
- Barren coastline
- Weekend crowds
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  Forecast Surf Report Stormrider Guide
Guide icon Forecast icon El Silencio Star Star Star Star Grey Star 4.5ft 13secs 198° 12mph Mostly Clear No Reports Available. Right Submerged Reef Boulders and Sand 8
3
S - NW North Easterly Mid Tide Only
Guide icon Forecast icon Pico Alto Star 5.5ft 22secs 218° 12mph Mostly Clear No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Santa Rosa Star Star Star Star 5ft 22secs 222° 12mph Mostly Clear No Reports Available. Submerged Reef Peaks Boulders 10
5
SW - NW Easterly Mid Tide Only
Guide icon Forecast icon Peñascal Star Star Star Grey Star Grey Star 4.5ft 13secs 198° 12mph Mostly Clear No Reports Available. Submerged Reef Peaks Boulders 20
6
S - NW North Easterly Low to Mid Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon La Isla (Punta Hermosa) Star Star Star Grey Star Grey Star 4.5ft 13secs 198° 12mph Mostly Clear No Reports Available. Submerged Reef Peaks Boulders 12
3
S - W North Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon San Bartolo Star Star Star Grey Star Grey Star 4.5ft 13secs 198° 12mph Mostly Clear No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Caballeros Star Star Star Star Grey Star 4.5ft 13secs 198° 12mph Mostly Clear No Reports Available. Right Pointbreak Uneven Reef 10
2
S - W Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon El Huayaco Star 2ft 22secs 222° 12mph Mostly Clear No Reports Available. Submerged Reef Peaks Boulders 8
2
SW - NW Easterly Low to Mid Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Playa Norte Star Star Star Star Grey Star 4.5ft 13secs 198° 12mph Mostly Clear No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Boulders and Sand 8
3
S - W Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Pulpos Star Star Star Grey Star Grey Star 4.5ft 13secs 198° 12mph Mostly Clear No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 6
2
S - NW North Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Punta Rocas Star Star Star Star Grey Star 4.5ft 13secs 198° 12mph Mostly Clear No Reports Available. Submerged Reef Peaks Uneven Reef 18
3
S - W Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Señoritas Star Star Star Grey Star Grey Star 4.5ft 13secs 198° 12mph Mostly Clear No Reports Available. Left Pointbreak Uneven Reef 12
3
S - NW North Easterly All Tides