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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaya surfboard in Macaroni, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.
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Sea Urchins - Hey guys... I'm from Brazil, I'm used to surfing beasch breaks... so my question is... are sea urchins really a problem? do I need a pair of booties to surf here?
I just want to know how likely it is to step on a urchin at La Isla... feel kinda ackward surfing in Booties.
Prejudice against brazilians a problem? - Hey guys, I'm going to Punta Hermosa this October, will stay at La Isla... I read a great deal about the plaace, and it seems peruvian surfers really hold a grudge against brazilians.
I understand that some (actually most) brazilians are jerks, I hate that as well. However I'm not like that at all. I respect everyone, never drop in, and pretty much just try to have a good time out in the water.
My concern is, do you think I will have a hard time there just for being a Brazilian? I hope I don't have a hard time over there because other brazilians trash the place.
What do you think?
La Rotonda Surf Hostal in Punta Hermosa - I have been coming to Peru for years and have spent plenty of time staying in several places around punta hermosa and my favorite is La Rotonda Surf Hostal. The owner Javier is the local shaper and not to mention an excellent surfer, he will share his local knowledge with you and make sure you get the best waves possible during your stay. The hotel is inside the punta hermosa communtiy, not outside. Maritas is good if your really on a budget, but her place is definalty further from the surf being out of the community. You must go down the cliff into the Hermosa community every time you want to surf and you will be paying full price for a taxi to take you surfing at the other breaks in the area if you to explore which you probably will. The dollar or two you save with her will be spent elsewhere. Javier will drive you on surf trips to the other breaks and you will get to paddle out with a local, you will be stoked for sure. This is for sure the place to stay in Hermosa, especially if your there for more than a few days. The waves in southern peru are amazing but like anywhere in the world you must be in the right place at the right time! Ask the security guards at the gate at the community entrance and ask for La Rotunda or ask around everbody knows him. Javiers place is the spot if you want the best waves and a nice place to stay with very reasonable pricing especially for longer stays in hermosa, go for it you will not regret it! Peru is amazing and he can help you set your trip up right!
Casa Marita - Had a great time surfing at La Isla in Punta Hermosa. It was a little messy while I was there, but overall a nice right. I had a wonderful time at Casa Marita. Marita's family makes the stay very comfortable and the food is great (she serves three meals a day for a great price). It was also fun to meet different surfers from all over the globe that were staying there!
in Punta hermosa, marita´s home ! - the best time to stay in punta hermosa is on winter, good wawes and no crowed.
the best place is marita´s home is in from of the Isla wawe, her family is very nice, they help to you in all you need!, transportation, fotographs,trips.it´s excellent! and made my travel more security and funny, her e'mail is firstname.lastname@example.org .
thanks, marita !
The Place to Stay - Marita's Place is in the middle of the bay overlooking La Isla and Punta Rocas. The food is amazing with vegetarian options. Really affordable and very hospitable family style. 100% must go there. Its the 3 story blue house overlooking the waves with foosball and top star gazing deck. They can also arrange trips to southern pointbreaks, pick you up or take you to the airport or bus station. Just tell Taxi at airport to go to Punta Hermosa. Look for the blue house on the cliff, trust me. Unreal.
fun wave - been here a few time...its a pretty fun wave...nothing too special though...the lifeguards bought me a beer on the beach between sessions...haha...i love peru...
La Isla rocks - La Isla is a nice option for the first surf session at the region of Punta Hermosa. The waves are easy, there´s a nice channel to get there and breaks almost everyday (if Punta Rocas have 3 feet, La Isla is already on).I remember one day of 5 feet waves that was awesome, very, very, very long rights and they were PERFECT, with long walls and some hollow sections. I had a wave that lasted for more than 1 minute.But I´ve surfed it when big, too, with 8 feet, good waves too, not so heavy as Punta Rocas, but long walled rights.
Spiritual Peru - In 2005 I spent 3 months travelling on the Peruvian coastline, and I believe Lima area was the best, lots of waves every day and the magnificent Lima with the good clubs and beautiful women. Staying at Marita and her family at Punta Hermosa was a great experience. Sitting on the balcony overlooking Pico Alto, Kon Tiki, Punta Rocas and La Isla. Her e-mail adress: email@example.comMarita is a great cook, making all meals for a resonable price. You can just walk from her house to the beach, paddle from La Isla to Pico Alto(current will take you out there on a good swell) and Kon Tiki. If you are in good shape you can also paddle over to Punta Rocas, get some waves at Kon Tiki on your way over.I will always want to come back to this spiritual country.Ciao Eirik Vikingo
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