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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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 Varadero El Ñuro

Peru, North

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 4° 13.061' S
Longitude: 81° 11.187' W

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 Access

Take the detour to "El Ñuro" from the North Panamerican Highway, make a left turn before reaching the town, 1.7 km to the beach, south side of the pier.

English (Translate this text in English): Take the detour to "El Ñuro" from the North Panamerican Highway, make a left turn before reaching the town, 1.7 km to the beach, south side of the pier.

English (Translate this text in English): Take the detour to "El Ñuro" from the North Panamerican Highway, make a left turn before reaching the town, 1.7 km to the beach, south side of the pier.

English (Translate this text in English): Take the detour to "El Ñuro" from the North Panamerican Highway, make a left turn before reaching the town, 1.7 km to the beach, south side of the pier.

DistanceTake a car

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name Varadero Ñuro

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityWorld Class

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencyRarely break (5day/year)

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionLeft

BottomSandy with rock

PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionNorth, NorthWest

Good wind directionSouthEast

Swell sizeStarts working at 2m-2.5m / 6ft-8ft and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+

Best tide positionAll tides

Best tide movementRising tide

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdEmpty

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Dangers

- Rocks

 Additional Information

This spot only breaks one or two times a year. Some years don't break at all. A big N or NW swell is needed.

English (Translate this text in English): This spot only breaks one or two times a year. Some years don't break at all. A big N or NW swell is needed.

English (Translate this text in English): This spot only breaks one or two times a year. Some years don't break at all. A big N or NW swell is needed.

English (Translate this text in English): This spot only breaks one or two times a year. Some years don't break at all. A big N or NW swell is needed.

Atmosphere

The spot is totally uncrowded, only surfed by locals (all people from Lima who have settled in the north shore, including me).

English (Translate this text in English): The spot is totally uncrowded, only surfed by locals (all people from Lima who have settled in the north shore, including me).

English (Translate this text in English): The spot is totally uncrowded, only surfed by locals (all people from Lima who have settled in the north shore, including me).

English (Translate this text in English): The spot is totally uncrowded, only surfed by locals (all people from Lima who have settled in the north shore, including me).

General

The construction of the new pier for the artisan fishermen 2 years ago has shortened the wave by 30 or 50 meters aprox, making it more dangerous, just like happened in Cabo Blanco almost 10 years ago.

English (Translate this text in English): The construction of the new pier for the artisan fishermen 2 years ago has shortened the wave by 30 or 50 meters aprox, making it more dangerous, just like happened in Cabo Blanco almost 10 years ago.

English (Translate this text in English): The construction of the new pier for the artisan fishermen 2 years ago has shortened the wave by 30 or 50 meters aprox, making it more dangerous, just like happened in Cabo Blanco almost 10 years ago.

English (Translate this text in English): The construction of the new pier for the artisan fishermen 2 years ago has shortened the wave by 30 or 50 meters aprox, making it more dangerous, just like happened in Cabo Blanco almost 10 years ago.

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By Anonymous , 15-08-2010

PUNTA FARALLON - Esta Punta se llama Punta Farallon, pertenece a El Ñuro.
Varadero, El Ñuro esta unos metros mas al Norte, antes del Muelle.

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