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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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 Punta Rocas

Peru, Lima

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 12° 21.195' S
Longitude: 76° 49.077' W

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 Access

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...
Paddle in from either side of the point : most frequently used is from the south side. Care here as there are often a lot of fishing lines - sometimes 'fixed' and hard to see. Also has a respectable shorebreak to get through on bigger days.

English (Translate this text in English): Find the big road sign &quot;Punta Rocas&quot; 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...<br />Paddle in from either side of the point : most frequently used is from the south side. Care here as there are often a lot of fishing lines - sometimes 'fixed' and hard to see. Also has a respectable shorebreak to get through on bigger days.

English (Translate this text in English): Find the big road sign &amp;quot;Punta Rocas&amp;quot; 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...&lt;br &#47;&gt;Paddle in from either side of the point : most frequently used is from the south side. Care here as there are often a lot of fishing lines - sometimes 'fixed' and hard to see. Also has a respectable shorebreak to get through on bigger days.

English (Translate this text in English): Find the big road sign &amp;amp;quot;Punta Rocas&amp;amp;quot; 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...&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Paddle in from either side of the point : most frequently used is from the south side. Care here as there are often a lot of fishing lines - sometimes 'fixed' and hard to see. Also has a respectable shorebreak to get through on bigger days.

DistanceTake a car

WalkInstant access (&lt; 5min)

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 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityWorld Class

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)

Wave

TypeReef-rocky

DirectionRight and left

BottomBoulders

PowerPowerful, Fun

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

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

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Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdCrowded

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Dangers

- Rips / undertow
- Rocks

 Additional Information

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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.<br />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.<br />Have a look from the cliff top and you'll get the picture pretty fast.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.&lt;br &#47;&gt;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.&lt;br &#47;&gt;Have a look from the cliff top and you'll get the picture pretty fast.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;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.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Have a look from the cliff top and you'll get the picture pretty fast.

Atmosphere

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

English (Translate this text in English): A really good quality wave, which can hold decent size, throwing both left and right of the rocky reef.<br />When the swell is small watch out for some of the less-than-submerged rocks.<br />A fun shore break exists right in front of the parking

English (Translate this text in English): A really good quality wave, which can hold decent size, throwing both left and right of the rocky reef.&lt;br &#47;&gt;When the swell is small watch out for some of the less-than-submerged rocks.&lt;br &#47;&gt;A fun shore break exists right in front of the parking

English (Translate this text in English): A really good quality wave, which can hold decent size, throwing both left and right of the rocky reef.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;When the swell is small watch out for some of the less-than-submerged rocks.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;A fun shore break exists right in front of the parking

General

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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.

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Punta Rocas
By Crazy J
Feb 10, 2007
-  feb 10 2007 Not thats great the wind made it hard to ride once standing. was really choppy and not that great of a day. the shore break for to the left was very good nice and smooth. Its seems like a better spot to surf if its breaking a
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Punta Rocas
By Crazy J
Feb 9, 2007
- on wind waves where super smooth great day to be out. had some problems catching waves. was a little bit to far back on the board.
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Punta Rocas
By Crazy J
Jan 27, 2007
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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?

Gracias!

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...
Juan
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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