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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Kon Tiki

Peru, Lima

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 Access

Access from Punta Hermosa beach (43km south of Lima) and paddle out (500+m) to the obvious peak between La Isla (north) and Punta Rocas (south). Alternatively paddle out from the north side of Punta Rocas; more white water but slightly shorter paddle.

English (Translate this text in English): Access from Punta Hermosa beach (43km south of Lima) and paddle out (500+m) to the obvious peak between La Isla (north) and Punta Rocas (south). Alternatively paddle out from the north side of Punta Rocas; more white water but slightly shorter paddle.

English (Translate this text in English): Access from Punta Hermosa beach (43km south of Lima) and paddle out (500+m) to the obvious peak between La Isla (north) and Punta Rocas (south). Alternatively paddle out from the north side of Punta Rocas; more white water but slightly shorter paddle.

English (Translate this text in English): Access from Punta Hermosa beach (43km south of Lima) and paddle out (500+m) to the obvious peak between La Isla (north) and Punta Rocas (south). Alternatively paddle out from the north side of Punta Rocas; more white water but slightly shorter paddle.

DistanceTake a car

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?OK

Public access?Public access

Special accessPaddle > 20mn or Boat

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencyDon't know

Wave

TypeReef-rocky

DirectionRight and left

BottomFlat rocks with sand

PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest

Good wind directionSouthEast, East, NorthEast

Swell sizeStarts working at 2m-2.5m / 6ft-8ft and holds up to 4m+ / 12ft

Best tide positionAll tides

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdFew surfers

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Dangers

- Rips / undertow

 Additional Information

Bring your Guns - this wave is sometimes considered as a training ground for Pico Alto.
As with Pico Alto, this is break is a long way out to sea: positioning oneself is hard - especially when the sets are widely spaced - and getting it wrong is not fun.
Tides are relatively unimportant - if the swell is there - it works.

English (Translate this text in English): Bring your Guns - this wave is sometimes considered as a training ground for Pico Alto.<br />As with Pico Alto, this is break is a long way out to sea: positioning oneself is hard - especially when the sets are widely spaced - and getting it wrong is not fun.<br />Tides are relatively unimportant - if the swell is there - it works.

English (Translate this text in English): Bring your Guns - this wave is sometimes considered as a training ground for Pico Alto.&lt;br &#47;&gt;As with Pico Alto, this is break is a long way out to sea: positioning oneself is hard - especially when the sets are widely spaced - and getting it wrong is not fun.&lt;br &#47;&gt;Tides are relatively unimportant - if the swell is there - it works.

English (Translate this text in English): Bring your Guns - this wave is sometimes considered as a training ground for Pico Alto.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;As with Pico Alto, this is break is a long way out to sea: positioning oneself is hard - especially when the sets are widely spaced - and getting it wrong is not fun.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Tides are relatively unimportant - if the swell is there - it works.

Atmosphere

This spot is less powerful, less hollow that Pico Alto, but is nonetheless a very serious wave. This can be a reasonable option when other breaks are crowded (on an intermediate swell) as few people bother to paddle out here.

English (Translate this text in English): This spot is less powerful, less hollow that Pico Alto, but is nonetheless a very serious wave. This can be a reasonable option when other breaks are crowded (on an intermediate swell) as few people bother to paddle out here.

English (Translate this text in English): This spot is less powerful, less hollow that Pico Alto, but is nonetheless a very serious wave. This can be a reasonable option when other breaks are crowded (on an intermediate swell) as few people bother to paddle out here.

English (Translate this text in English): This spot is less powerful, less hollow that Pico Alto, but is nonetheless a very serious wave. This can be a reasonable option when other breaks are crowded (on an intermediate swell) as few people bother to paddle out here.

General

As with all these south-Lima beaches : crowds in summer only.

English (Translate this text in English): As with all these south-Lima beaches : crowds in summer only.

English (Translate this text in English): As with all these south-Lima beaches : crowds in summer only.

English (Translate this text in English): As with all these south-Lima beaches : crowds in summer only.

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By lopez , 21-04-2007

Kontiki - In february of 99 I surfed this huge wave. It was an amazing experience, 'cos you get the paddle a lot to get to the break, besides, I went there with nobody on the outside, so it was pretty much dificult to find the right place to wait the sets. Punta Rocas was great as well as La Isla but I coudn't left Peru without surf that wave. In a few minutes, there were 4 or more guys out there by my side, all in 7'5'' plus boards. Well that was my first experience in real big surf, and it helped me a lot, 'cos is a relatively easy wave to ride.I'm going back there this year and wait to surf there again.

By Vikingo , 06-03-2006

Amazing Kon Tiki - In summer 2005 I spent 1 month at Punta Hermosa, waves every day and lots of surfers out at La Isla and Punta Rocas, but Kon Tiki which is about 20-25 min. paddle hardly ever have surfers out.The quality of the wave is so so, at least during the time I was there, but you have almost every wave to yourself, and this wave is bigger than La Isla and Punta Rocas.From the balcony at Maritas you have a perfect view to these mentioned surfspots. Marita and Alfredo and their two sons are very friendly and Marita makes exellent food, keep your room clean,and the prize is reasonible. Her e-mail: mlvillar@hotmail.com. Have fun!

By TC , 03-09-2005

The wave in the picture is Pico Alto - Kontiki can get tubular and be an excellent performance wave on its day (swells at the end of the summer). You´ll need a 7´6 at least.

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