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Drive into Santa Maria beach Resort (55km south of Lima and park where you can : it gets very busy in summer. The break is at the foot of the cliffs on the northern end of the beach
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
DirectionRight and left
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthShort (< 50m)
Good swell directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest
Good wind directionSouthEast, East, NorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+
Best tide positionLow and mid tide
Best tide movementRising tide
This is mostly a right, although as with all beach breaks it can break the other way if the swell is orientated differently. A short fun wave, which gets hollow when small due to the shallowness of the baech
A Beach Resort
By la banda de Luis Eugene!! , 28-04-2006
- santa rules! with a small swell is often choppy and you need to go close to the rock by el cangrejito, on a medium swell it can get very good.You have to be a local to catch it epic,its not usual.Fast,powerfull and hollow. For spongers its good at any time,for surfing better catch it on changing tide from low to medium or medium to high, sometimes when its high theres a rebound due to proximity to the cliff(el cangrejito)and shapes nice tubes, with a little delay for the close out.When its big,be carefull with your board and with "Asiiweooon!!" and the locals that will surely charge on every wave.Peace.
By Dirty Muñon , 03-11-2005
Wipeouts - HOLLOW. My local beach: wipeout, wipeout, wipeout, wipeout and wipeout, but memorable. It is harder to be outside the tube than inside. Be careful with your fins getting out. Very hollow and powerful. After you surf 2 days you start feeling more comfrotable with any wipeout. Training for wipeouts. If fast, you can create nice, high aerials and then brake your neck. On big days it gets 7 feet and very hard to get in. Watch for your kids because there are many drowns. Better know the beach before surfing it. Board braking beach. Surf it with at least 3 friends because its dangerous if you get caught by the current. Memorable. (surf it on winters, can get a bit longer than usual near the cliff, el cangrejito.)
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