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Session: Smooth day with great waves, but a little short

Written by Splaktar show Splaktar profile

Saturday February 17 2007 04:00:00 PM

Surf spot: Playa Norte, Peru

Session's Rate:

Wind Strength: Light

Nb waves ridden: 6

Length of the surf session: 120 min

Surfboard ridden: Bodyboard

Weather and water temp: ~75 F, 65 F

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

Waves Quality:
- Fun

Waves Shape:
- One peak


This was my first trip to Playa Norte.  I was a bit of a beginner, but was looking for some larger waves than some of those found on Costa Verde.  I had trouble catching small waves in Costa Verde, but when I got to Playa Norte, I was catching them with ease and loving it.

There's a lot of rocks on both the north and south sides.  This day there was no one on the south side.  But a good 10-15 people on the north side.  The shore break for bodyboarding was pretty decent (sand in the middle, but a few semi-hidden rocks on the sides), but the better waves were north a little more near the rocks and breaking right.

The arena is pretty private and quiet.  The beach area is small and the local residents/renters use a lot of the space w/ their umbrellas and such.  No food or services available other than a guy walking around selling ice cream.  Beach is sand wish scattered large rocks.  Nicely developed area though with a boardwalk type area (cement) and a number of apartments overlooking the beach.

CasaBarco hotel is about a 5 minute walk from the beach and was really great.  Shower in the entrance to clean sand off of yourself and board.  Food is so-so, but good for the arena.

There were quite a few Brazillian surfers and some other international visitors.  The people were really nice and the area seemed very safe.  I parked my car on the street outside the hotel for a week w/ no problems.

Anyhow, this day was fantastic for me, the best of the summer.  I did end up with a small cut on my foot and leg from the shells on the rocks.  Very superficial though.  I saw a couple Brazillian guys with some much bigger cuts on their feet.  Booties recommended due to this. 


Created: Saturday March 24 2007 05:16:39 PM

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