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Saturday May 5 2007 11:00:00 AM
Wind Strength: Light
Nb waves ridden: 3
Length of the surf session: 1 min
Surfboard ridden: Bodyboard
Weather and water temp: Partly cloudy, water 60 F
Waves height: 1.5m-2m /5ft-6ft
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
Modified: Friday July 20 2007 10:21:36 PM