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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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 San Bartolo

Peru, Lima

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Aproximadamente

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Latitude: 12° 23.192' S
Longitude: 76° 47.007' W

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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)

English (Translate this text in English): 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)

English (Translate this text in English): 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)

English (Translate this text in English): 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)

DistanceDay trip

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name Playa Norte

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityNormal

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomBoulders

PowerOrdinary, Fun

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

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

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Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdCrowded

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Dangers

- Urchins
- Rocks

 Additional Information

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?

English (Translate this text in English): 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?

English (Translate this text in English): 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?

English (Translate this text in English): 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?

Atmosphere

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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.

General

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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.

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mmoragues avatar
San Bartolo
Por mmoragues
5 abr 2008
Limpiecito, puras izquierdas - No se porque solo agarré izquierdas, pero igual fue divertido.
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San Bartolo
Por Splaktar
25 mar 2008
Awesome! - Things started out pretty normally. Got there around 5pm. The sun was strong and the waves were large (5-8 foot). There were about 8 people out on the southern break, but they were a bit spread out. The tide was decently high. The waves were breaking
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San Bartolo
Por Splaktar
24 mar 2008
Rush - Got the car out of the shop and raced down to San Bartolo to get in a little surfing.  Made it by 6pm before the sunset.  Had to get out just before 7pm though as twilight is ending much earlier now.Went out to the southern break and tried
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San Bartolo
Por mmoragues
21 mar 2008
2 sessions madiocres - Demasiada gente en el agua, era ridículo casi
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San Bartolo
Por Splaktar
20 mar 2008
Holy Week Crowd! - Holy Week holidays make almost the whole week, just like a Sunday.  This means that the beaches are overcrowded and the surf is almost unsafe due to so many young kids and other surfers.  I went down to San Bartolo for one of my normal week
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Viaje: Sur
Por gtalavera
De 16 feb 2007 a 20 feb 2007
5 días al sur de lima, entre los km. 53 y 130. 
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Viaje: Sur
Por mmoragues
De 16 feb 2007 a 20 feb 2007
Description: integrantes mac, mariano, gonzalo, gustavo rodrigo, de domingo a martes jueves 15 inaguración de punta roquitas sargento. afterparty. viernes 16 san bartolo (de 2 a 4) estaba samoa y samoita
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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 jsirviendoadios@aol.com , 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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