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Latitude: 12° 20.105' S
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From Punta Hermosa (about 43 km south of Lima) head into the town and look for the island (La Isla): the first beach to the right (north) of this is El Paso, further north is a small beach - Playa Norte, the surfing is on the northern end of this beach.
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?OK
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)
PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthShort (< 50m)
Good swell directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest
Good wind directionSouthEast, East, NorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+
Best tide positionMid and high tide
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Week-end crowdFew surfers
This is a beach-break straight onto rocks, so beware of the rocks. As with many spots in this area it has 'boulder' type rocks not reef-rocks...
Access to the water is on the beach to the left (south) of the point. All rocks have sharp shells and occasional urchins.
The locals have been digging up the sand along the beach lately. They have used it to make a more 'protected' beach area directly in front of the point break. This means that the beach break has many more rocks than last year and the waves come up the beach much higher during high tide (much less area to safely suntan/keep your stuff/etc). It seems like the wave shape of the beach break has been effected slightly as well.
All these spots work all year, but the summer months of January-March are always crowded. Other times of year you could have this spot to yourself!
A fun, but dangerous, wave: not radical, but not for beginners either! Nice spot if La Isla is too crowded, which is most of the summer.
By fumateste , 26-10-2005
Una de las Mejores - SI NO ES LA MEJOR, ES UNA DE LAS MEJORES DE PUNTA HERMOSA, PREFIERO CORRER PLAYA NORTE PORQUE VA MENOS GENTE, Y LA GENTE QUE VA NO ES LANZA COMO EN LA ISLA, A PARTE SE PONE BUENASA A MEDIADOS DE ENERO,EN LA MAÑANITA,LA UNICA PENDEJADA SON LAS ROCAS QUE TE PUEDEN COMERSE MAS DE UNA DE TUS QUILLAS
By Nicolas Van Den Vriendt , 23-07-2004
Above 2 stars dude - Maybe even 4. If this wave were in souther california it would be one of the main ones. Mind blowing wave when it goes off. Which is twice a month here in Peru a.k.a cold waves heaven. I surf it very often. my favorite beach here in Lima.
By guille traidor , 09-07-2003
fumatetres - Esta playa puede ponerse mágica, es bastante buena. Debería tener por lo menos 3 estrellas. Se pone en verano.
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