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Session: First time in winter

Written by Splaktar show Splaktar profile

Saturday May 5 2007 11:00:00 AM

Surf spot: La Pampilla, Peru

Session's Rate:

Wind Strength: Light

Nb waves ridden: 3

Length of the surf session: 60 min

Surfboard ridden: Bodyboard

Fins: Yes

Weather and water temp: Partly cloudy, water 60 F

Waves height: 1.5m-2m /5ft-6ft

Waves Quality:
- Ordinary

Waves Shape:
- Multipeaks


I was back in Lima in May and found time to get down to La Pampilla for a little bit.  It was much better than my previous session (in which I fought the current most of the time).  The water certainly had dropped about 10 F down to the 60 F range.  With my 3/2 wetsuit I was OK, but it was a little cold (a 4/3 and gloves recommended in winter).

Surprisingly the place was packed.  Even the beach had a good crowd.  As always I saw a number of the regulars.  All together there must have been around 20 or so in the lineup.  There were also a good deal of people surfing just up north the coast a bit.  There were both lefts and rights available around the point break.

Closer to the shore I was able to catch some nice and fairly regular waves good for bodyboarding.  I went out a bit farther, but it was quite crowded out there.  There were also fewer (but larger) waves.  I was unable to catch any of the big ones due to the crowd.

There was a bit of trash both in the water and on the shore.  Apparently Petroquimicas Columbia had dumped a ton of trash some where in the water around Lima.  I guess a few weeks earlier it had coated everything, but the clean up was progressing and things were in better shape.  There were a number of clean up crews all over the Costa Verde working on cleaning the trash as more came in each day.

Anyhow, this session was a little shorter than usual due to the cold (not wanting to cramp up), but it was a good time and I caught a few nice waves.  I'll be back ASAP.


Created: Friday July 20 2007 10:21:36 PM

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