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Latitude: 4° 15.821' S
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Go by the Panamericana north road and in the kilometre 1137 there's El Alto village. From there follow a road of 7km to Cabo Blanco, when you arrive there you can go walking to Panic Point or by any vehicle.
DistanceTake a car
WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Wave qualityWorld Class
BottomReef (coral,sharp rocks etc..) with sand
PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good swell directionNorth
Good wind direction
Swell sizeStarts working at and holds up to
Best tide position
Best tide movementRising tide
Week-end crowdFew surfers
nlike Cabo Blanco, this wave works with S or SW swells and in the winter months (jul-sep). The same sand bottom which makes Panic work moves north with the south swells and forms the sand bottom at Cabo Blanco, which starts to break properly in the summer months (oct-jan), with the N or NW swells. Be careful with the big rock that follows the drop or tube (if you make it).
Since this spot is dominated by local fulltime watermen, respect is what you must show here, and of course, really good tuberiding skills. This wave is really hollow and his tube could easily be compared to that one of G-Land. It breaks from 2 to 4 meters..The Climate is tropical and dry, and there are short rainfalls in between november and march
This is one of the most perfect waves in Perú, not too much surfers ride it, but the ones that do, ride it all day long when there's a swell. For many people this is the best tube in Peru. For sure I think it is one of the 5 most powerful, hollow, tubular, perfect, epic waves in Peru.
By email@example.com , 16-03-2006
Don't Panic, I'm Hispanic! - Anyone surfing northern Perú in May or June? I'll be up there alone but hope to meet up with with some chill heads. I'm staying at hostals in Chicama, Pacasmayo, and Mancora. The more people I can find the cheaper the car rentals/taxis to go out to Panic Point, El Hueco/Lobitos, and Poemape. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org. I speak Spanish. Peace.
By Piero Tratamontana , 27-04-2005
panic is a ramp - Bodyboarding is not big in Peru, we got some who surf very well, but our major shit is surfing. although there are some really cool waves of guys like Boris Salas doing drop-knee in Cabo nice. You'll find bigger herds of bodyboarders around Lima. Still since you are south africans i think you will have lots of fun in panic, nice for high airs, it is a natural ramp.
By Yaga , 09-11-2004
no handicapeds!! - sorry bro but we don't accept handicapped (bodyboarders) in this beach just real surfing (so i mean surfboards only) and that's it, california sucks!! compared to this and u know that people, c ya @ da line up dudes ( if u can make it only)hahahhaha
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