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Has become much more difficult. Pasamayo breaks at the base of massive sand dunes with the Pan American Highway precariously perched above. This stretch of highway is now only accesible by commercial vehicles. Best thing to do is to park at the toll plazas on the north or south end of the highway division and hitch aboard a truck or bus. Or you can try bribing an official to let you take your private car on the road. The spot is about 20 minutes north of Ancon, you will see the peak or peaks breaking at the base of the cliffs. Fun trip down the sand dune, not so fun coming back up.
WalkGood walk (15-30 mn)
Easy to find?OK
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Wave qualityRegional Classic
DirectionRight and left
BottomReef (coral,sharp rocks etc..) with sand
PowerHollow, Powerful, Fun
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day length
Good swell directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest, South
Good wind directionSouthEast, East, NorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+
Best tide position
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Week-end crowdFew surfers
Pasamayo is an excellent two way reef peak, swell direction dictates which shoulder will be working best. Long walls with tubes. VERY consistent, often too big. If Lima is head high or smaller waves will be 2-3 feet bigger here. Can handle large waves but if Lima is double overhead don't bother with Pasamayo. Cliffs provide wind protection. Getting there is the hardest part.
Incredible sand dunes and cliffs, an epic landscape. Looks like an arid version of Big Sur in central California. A very fun wave. No facilities so pack in your own food and water, and pack it out!
By Anonymous , 22-01-2010
pasamayo the best place 2 surfffffffffff - pasamayo is one of the best playas in peru and i think that more surfers or people such go and attended so they can have fun surfing or with there familys ok chau y arriba el peru c..........? jajajajajaja suerte a todos los surfeadores ps out
By Anonymous , 03-07-2008
- Epic place. Carlos makes a sweet burger and will supply you with mountains of surfvids while you eat.