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Latitude: 12° 23.192' S
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Drive to about 53km on the Panamerican Highway, San Bartolo is well signed. Once in the area, head north on any of the small roads in the town to 'Playa Norte', because the main bay of San Bartolo 'playa sur' doesn't get many waves. You can daytrip from Lima or stopover, plenty of rooms to rent. Buses 16 & 18 from anywhere on Pan-Americana take you to the centre of San Bartolo for 4 soles, then a moto for 1 sole to the playa norte(where I live)
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Alternative name Playa Norte
FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)
DirectionRight and left
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest
Good wind directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+
Best tide positionMid and high tide
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Week crowdFew surfers
The temperature data should be used carefully as this coast is subject to warm and cold currents at different times of the year, and on different years... remember El Nino?
Very friendly spot, with none of the 'hard-core' attitude found elsewhere. When crowded on weekends in summer this is less true! Surfers here all year.
A really fun wave on small swell, with both a left-right peak in the middle of the bay and a small left 'reef' wave on the left (south) side of the bay. If this isn't doing it for you, try the meaty right-point break (Penascal - Experts only) on the northern headland.
By rschaff1971 , 11-05-2008
Hotel - This is a great location, If you go here you should stay at Penescal Surf Hotel with Antonio Tello. He will get you to all the great surf spots or you can just chill out and walk to the local spots. His hotel is very relaxing and in a safe area. In addition, the food Antonio prepares is excellent. Thanks again Antonio for another great trip
By firstname.lastname@example.org , 11-03-2007
as a kid i went to san bartolo - i would like to know the cost of a place to stay for a few days now
By Anonymous , 23-06-2006
I MISS YOU SAN BARTOLO - YO VERANEABA EN ESA MARAVILLOSA PLAYA!!!PASE UNOS VERANOS MUY LINDOS...QUE AHORA QUEDAN EN EL RECUERDO
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