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Right off the Pan Am highway about 40 km south of Lima. Just above Playa Pulpos, marked on the highway as Playa Arica.
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A thick and ledgy two way reef peak. Best when big, from 6-10'. Needs a good combination of swell and no wind. Rides more like a beach break when small with shifting peaks. When big a peak shows up with tubes. Often closes out.
Usually empty...but Peruvians are into trends in that some surf spots become popular for a year or so and then fall out of favor. Arica is largely underrated and overlooked.
By VESNA , 21-01-2007
I LOVE ARICA BEACH - the best and the Beautiful beach is ARICA.(km40)south of lima........i hope every body and bodyboaders visit my dear beach...!!!!
By email@example.com , 29-03-2006
Arica rocks!! - One of the best beach breaks near Lima (40 kms)... An amazing bodyboarder wave...not for begineers ... don`t miss.it...the 2006 bodyboard champ rides there.!
By Pablo Evans ( Lima Local) , 19-04-2004
Arica in Lima - Beautiful peruvian beach break Arica. Like San pedro and Explosivos it tends to have lots of bodyboaders all year round doing huge airs.
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