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Find the big road sign "Punta Rocas" at km46 south of Lima (on the old Panamerican Highway)... the top track takes you to the point overlooking the spot, the lower track takes you into the beach-front parking. Paying in summer - good idea to pay a 'vigilante' at anytime of year...
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Don't know
Special accessDon't know
Wave qualityWorld Class
FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)
DirectionRight and left
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good swell directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest, South
Good wind directionSouthEast, East, NorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 4m+ / 12ft
Best tide positionLow and mid tide
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Week crowdFew surfers
- Rips / undertow
This is one of the areas most consistent breaks - it works from small to big swell: only on very big swells does it close out.
The point is a classic: it breaks both ways, with the left being faster and generally shorter. However, the quality of each direction depends on the swell direction.
Have a look from the cliff top and you'll get the picture pretty fast.
A really good quality wave, which can hold decent size, throwing both left and right of the rocky reef.
When the swell is small watch out for some of the less-than-submerged rocks.
A fun shore break exists right in front of the parking
This spot was used (about 7-8 years ago) for international competition surfing - chosen due to its quality and the fact that it is so consistenly surfable.
By brukuns , 23-10-2012
Prejudice against Brazilians a joke! - It's pretty freaking funny that the peruvians have some much prejudice against the brazilians. The brazilians are the ones injecting money in there, the place is deserted, and if it weren't for the brazilians, there wouldn't be a single market/restaurant left in business. Peruvians should let the brazilians surf all the set waves... fuck yea!
I will return, and I will surf, fuck the prejudice.
By brukuns , 18-05-2012
Punta Rocas intermediate surfer - Hola amigos, I'm going to Punta Hermosa this October... and I definitely want to surf this wave.
I am an intermediate surfer (ok, I'm still learning some basic manouvers like doing a Snap and a Cutback, but I ain't no beginner... I think), so I'm wandering, how hard this wave really is?
Would you say a beginner to intermediate surfer can easily surf Punta Rocas when it's between 6 to 8 ft?
Also, is it easy getting out of the water? Just ride the whitewater to the beach? or is there a catch?
By Anonymous , 17-06-2009
Que ola! - Amigos del Perú, que gran ola Punta Rocas! como los envidio!
Durante mi último viaje la corrí dos veces gracias a que dos grandes amigos del Perú nos llevaron a surfear con ellos. Entramos por el club de playa que está justo frente a la izquierda y tuvimos una session de antología.
Gracias Fede! con Pepe y fafa no nos vamos a olvidar más de ese gran día...
PD: y gracias también a los tablistas peruanos por su buena onda y generosidad. No solo son grandes tablistas sino también gente de primera.
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