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Latitude: 12° 23.001' S
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From the settlement of Santa Rosa walk south past the point of Santa Rosa, across the dry river bed and pretty much in front of this is El Huayco. It is between Santa rosa and Peña rosa
DistanceTake a car
WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)
Easy to find?OK
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Alternative name WAICO
Wave qualityRegional Classic
FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)
PowerFast, Powerful, Fun
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest
Good wind directionSouthEast, East, NorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+
Best tide positionAll tides
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Week crowdFew surfers
This is a useful spot as it works on all tides and with small swell. However care is needed at low tide as it is a shore-break on rocks.
Nothing too serious but not for everyone. Usually left, but sometimes get a short right working.
Along with Arica and Explosivos, El Huayco is usually surfed when the point breaks are not working due to lack of swell.
A fun wave, not as consistently good as other spots in the area - but on its day can produce great waves (see photos!)
By Rafael Grambeu , 21-07-2004
Penascal, Huayco, Santa Rosa (inthat order) - near el huayco, there is Santa Rosa and penascal..WORLD CLASS WAVES. they will kick your ass if you are caught jerking off or doing something else instead of be paying attention.
By QUE RICAS LAS BOMBAS DE SAN BARTOLO , 05-10-2003
HUAYCO 3 STARS - This wave is one of the best in the south of Lima, there are always waves there, with small a medium swell. Sometimes is perfect and tubular, this wave have 3 stars and sometimes 4. El huayco es una ola de la PUTA MADRE Y RECONTRA FIEL CARAJO.
By huayquero , 21-05-2003
por lo menos 3 estrellas - Esta ola es buenaza y recontra constante debería tener por lo menos 3 estrellas.
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