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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Latitude: 12° 15.168' S
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DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Alternative name Playa Hermosa
Wave qualityRegional Classic
DirectionRight and left
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest
Good wind directionSouthEast, East, NorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+
Best tide positionLow and mid tide
Best tide movementRising tide
Week crowdFew surfers
Conchan has three spots - all situated under the obvious industrial jetty. On the south side ther is the biggest and best wave, which breaks both left (away from the pier), and right. To the north of the Pier the wave also froms a peak - going left and right. A little further north there is another right. Only the wave on the south side holds the bigger swell (up to 8ft). The others close out below thid size.
Although this is a fast hollow wave, the take-off is less critical than at Explosivos - here you are unlikely to get a face full of sand when you bite it!
One of the best quality beach breaks in the area. However due to proximity to Lima it can get crowded when it is working well, especially with body-boarders.
By TC , 18-10-2003
conchan - This is one of the reasons why Lima is one of the greatest places on earth for surfing. You can surf 3ft waves at this and nearby spots when the whole Peruvian coast is dead flat. This doesn´t mean that Conchan is a great wave, but it can have very classic days specially when a decreasing swell has formed good shaped sandbars. The sandbars at this stretch of coast (between Villa and Arica) unwind very fast though.
By anonymous , 09-08-2003
training - the southern most spot of conchan(to the left of the pier) is considered on good days like a mini padang padang, several peruavin top surfers practice here before going to indo....
By Cliford , 06-06-2003
Conchan - Very fun wave...shallow and hollow sometimes. Gonna have a great time.
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