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Playa Pulpo is south of Lima on the Pan Am Highway between Playa Arica and Silencio.
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)
DirectionRight and left
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest, South
Good wind direction
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+
Best tide position
Best tide movement
Week-end crowdFew surfers
- Rips / undertow
Fast and hollow beach break that favors rights. Good bodyboarding wave, far better waves in area, very consistent, good on flat and small days.
Lots of summer homes on the beach. Routine beach break. Also has a small rocky-point at the northern end, between Pulpos and Arica beaches (see photos)
By beachbumsurfer16 , 03-11-2010
Pulpos - So, I have been to peru surfed a few different spots around lima. I stayed with my older brothers wifes moms house right on the beach at Pulpos. I stayed there for like a week staight, waves definetly not sloppy, there kinda of mushy given on the day but all around its an awsome beach break with some sick waves warning though shit can get heavy dont under estimate its power also really really be carful of the rip tides there are very strong other than that you got lovely porpoises chillin and a nice wave with not many surfers around but a lot of people in the summer time if your around this area check it out it might be fun
By Splaktar , 22-01-2008
Ugh. - Went to check it out today. There are lots of signs right as you enter (or exit) Punta Hermosa to the Panamericana, they point to both Pulpos and Arica beaches. Drove around for a good while and found that there is no parking anywhere near this beach. So the idea of 'instant' access posted above is not true. There are some stairways going down to another walkway to finally get to the beach, but you need to park a good deal away from the stairways as they are in 'resident only' areas. The waves themselves looked like a pretty good beach break, but there are too many other waves nearby that have much easier access. We spent about 45 minutes looking for the best way to get access near the beach with a car and didn't find anything better.
By Yo' , 02-02-2005
Barrels - On a good day almost every wave you ride will be a barrel. SInce the waves's max height is 1.5- 2 metres, then surfers will need to crouch to get barreled. Bodyboarders don't need to. Perfect Rollos and some nice aerials too... Still, it's kinda hard to paddle in due to the rips.
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