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Trip: October 2008 holidays

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Tuesday October 21 2008 06:39:27 PM

Date: from Oct 5, 2008 to Oct 18, 2008

Surf trip description:

2 weeks holidays to spend.Our friend cannot leave before Thursday 9th so we decide to head south from Lima. Surfed a small Cerro Azul on the way down, visited Paracas islands and drove in the desert. On the way back to Lima, we stop in Cerro Azul too small to surf and decide to get to Puerto Viejo where we enjoy some small but nice waves.

Back in Lima, time to go to the North.

  • Thursday - Lima to Huanchaco. Stopped on the way in Bermejo but was too small. Arrived late in Huanchaco. Stayed in "La Ancla" ***, but after discussion the price was ok.
  • Friday - Huanchaco to Pacasmayo. Forecast is bad, so we decide to spend the morning visiting the ruins of Chan-Chan and then drive to Pacasmayo. Huanchaco was smallbut could have been given a try early morning. We checked Poemape on the way (too small) and had a sunset session in Pacasmayo with small but well-formed waves. Stayed in "El Duke", friendly, nice and cheap.
  • Saturday - Pacasmayo to Piura. Surfed early Pacasmayo (smaller than the day before) and started our way up until Piura (going by night to Lobitos for the first time is asking to spend the night in the desert near a petrol well Wink).Can't remember the name of the hotel we stayed in. Was cheap and clean. Nothing fancy though.
  • Sunday - Piura to Lobitos. Took 2 hours to get to Lobitos (got lost as planned in the entrance...).We stayed at the Albergue Municipal (above the beach). Best view over the point but worst guest house of the region (no water for 2 days, enjoy the toilets. The guardian Raul was a pain.). We heard there were some other guest houses in the village, that's worth a look...
    Anway, we got to Talara to buy some supplies for the stayas there was too much wind and many kite surfers at the point. Surfed a really nice Lobitos in the evening till night. Awesome wave.
  • Monday - Lobitos. Got up late, lazyness and tiredness. Alexandra surfed General (between Lobitos and Muelles), Lobitos was crowded.We did to bit later current was strong. Good waves though. Went to Baterias in the evening. Was big (around 2m) and great.
  • Tuesday - Lobitos. Not many waves in Lobitos but crowd. El Hueco is working nicely but crowded too. We decide to go for the day in Mancora. Nothing special, a touristic village, wave is not so nice. On the way passed a few spots but did not check (Organos, El Ñuro, Cabo Blanco).
  • Wednesday - Lobitos to Chicama. Nothing to surf in Lobitos so we decide to get down to Chicam and start our way back. At Chicama we stayed at the "Sueños" hotel, last one on the cliff. El Hombre was full.
  • Thursday - Chicama. Surfed "El Point" in the morning, too small. Evening session at "El Cape", nice surf.
  • Friday - Chicama to Barranca. Surfed "El Cape" in the morning. Nothing special, small. Go down to Barranca.
  • Saturday - Barranca to Lima. Surfed Bermejo in the morning, small but was rather good early morning. Then head south to Lima and finish the trip Cry.
All-in-all, even we had small waves all along the trip (except in Baterias), we had some luck some days. Waves in the North are great. Need to get back to Lobitos as soon as possible :)

Modified: Tuesday October 21 2008 07:13:02 PM
Hits: 1907

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Session:

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Saturday October 18 2008 08:00:00 AM

Surf spot: Bermejo, Peru

Surf Trip: October 2008 holidays ( 05 October 2008 - 18 October 2008)

Session's Rate:

Length of the surf session: 2 min

Surfboard ridden: 9'4"

Waves height: 1m-1.2m / 3ft-4ft

Waves Quality:
- Fun

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Created: Tuesday October 21 2008 06:41:47 PM

Modified: Tuesday October 21 2008 06:41:47 PM

Hits: 3303

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Friday October 17 2008 10:00:00 AM

Surf spot: El Cape, Peru

Surf Trip: October 2008 holidays ( 05 October 2008 - 18 October 2008)

Session's Rate:

Length of the surf session: 3 min

Waves height: 1m-1.2m / 3ft-4ft

Waves Quality:
- Soft

Description:

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Created: Wednesday October 22 2008 08:29:41 PM

Modified: Wednesday October 22 2008 08:29:41 PM

Hits: 3471

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Friday October 17 2008 09:00:00 AM

Surf spot: Chicama, Peru

Surf Trip: October 2008 holidays ( 05 October 2008 - 18 October 2008)

Session's Rate:

Length of the surf session: 2 min

Surfboard ridden: 9'4"

Waves height: Less than 1m / 3ft

Waves Quality:
- Fast
- Hollow

Description:

Buddies:

Created: Tuesday October 21 2008 08:11:59 PM

Modified: Tuesday October 21 2008 08:11:59 PM

Hits: 3155

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Thursday October 16 2008 05:20:00 PM

Surf spot: El Cape, Peru

Surf Trip: October 2008 holidays ( 05 October 2008 - 18 October 2008)

Session's Rate:

Length of the surf session: 1 min

Surfboard ridden: 9'4"

Waves height: 1.5m / 5ft

Waves Quality:
- Fun

Description:

Buddies:

Created: Wednesday October 22 2008 08:28:34 PM

Modified: Wednesday October 22 2008 08:28:34 PM

Hits: 2618

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Monday October 13 2008 05:00:00 PM

Surf spot: Baterias, Peru

Surf Trip: October 2008 holidays ( 05 October 2008 - 18 October 2008)

Session's Rate:

Length of the surf session: 1 min

Waves height: 2m-2.5m / 6ft-8ft

Waves Quality:
- Powerful
- Hollow

Waves Shape:
- One peak

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Created: Tuesday October 21 2008 07:17:31 PM

Modified: Tuesday October 21 2008 07:17:31 PM

Hits: 1891

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Sunday October 12 2008 04:30:00 PM

Surf spot: Lobitos, Peru

Surf Trip: October 2008 holidays ( 05 October 2008 - 18 October 2008)

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: Offshore

Wind Strength: Light

Nb waves ridden: 5

Length of the surf session: 2.5 min

Surfboard ridden: 9'4"

Waves height: 1.5m / 5ft

Waves Quality:
- Fast
- Hollow
- Tubular

Waves Shape:
- One peak

Description:

Buddies:

Created: Tuesday October 21 2008 07:22:31 PM

Modified: Tuesday October 21 2008 07:22:31 PM

Hits: 2058

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Saturday October 11 2008 08:00:00 AM

Surf spot: El Faro - Pacasmayo, Peru

Surf Trip: October 2008 holidays ( 05 October 2008 - 18 October 2008)

Session's Rate:

Length of the surf session: 1.5 min

Waves height: Less than 1m / 3ft

Waves Quality:
- Soft

Waves Shape:
- Multipeaks

Description:

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Created: Tuesday October 21 2008 07:19:40 PM

Modified: Tuesday October 21 2008 07:19:40 PM

Hits: 1384

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Friday October 10 2008 05:00:00 PM

Surf spot: El Faro - Pacasmayo, Peru

Surf Trip: October 2008 holidays ( 05 October 2008 - 18 October 2008)

Session's Rate:

Length of the surf session: 1.5 min

Surfboard ridden: 9'4"

Waves height: Less than 1m / 3ft

Waves Quality:
- Fun

Description:

Buddies:

Created: Tuesday October 21 2008 07:15:32 PM

Modified: Tuesday October 21 2008 07:15:32 PM

Hits: 1468

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Tuesday October 7 2008 11:00:00 AM

Surf spot: Puerto Viejo, Peru

Surf Trip: October 2008 holidays ( 05 October 2008 - 18 October 2008)

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: No wind

Length of the surf session: 3 min

Surfboard ridden: 9'4"

Waves height: 1m-1.2m / 3ft-4ft

Waves Quality:
- Fun

Description:

Buddies:

Created: Tuesday October 21 2008 09:14:19 PM

Modified: Tuesday October 21 2008 09:14:19 PM

Hits: 1956

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Sunday October 5 2008 02:00:00 PM

Surf spot: Cerro Azul, Peru

Surf Trip: October 2008 holidays ( 05 October 2008 - 18 October 2008)

Session's Rate:

Surfboard ridden: 9'4"

Waves height: 1m-1.2m / 3ft-4ft

Waves Quality:
- Fun
- Hollow

Description:

Buddies:

Created: Tuesday October 21 2008 07:13:02 PM

Modified: Tuesday October 21 2008 07:13:02 PM

Hits: 1907

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