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Peru has some of the longest waves on the planet (counted in miles...). It doesn't rain in Peru and it's not too hot or too cold. All S-SW spots have very reliable swell from April to October.
Plus: all levels of surf available, mostly uncrowded (hum... this can mean quasi-desert), long waves.
Minus: often foggy, low water temperatures, problems of access and safety, crowds around Lima.nuevo sol (PEN)
Location: Western South America, bordering the South Pacific Ocean, between Chile and Ecuador!
Geographic coordinates: 10° 0' S, 76° 0' W
Coastline km: 2,414 km km
Climate: varies from tropical in east to dry desert in west; temperate to frigid in Andes
Terrain: western coastal plain (costa), high and rugged Andes in center (sierra), eastern lowland jungle of Amazon Basin (selva)
Natural hazards: earthquakes, tsunamis, flooding, landslides, mild volcanic activity. deforestation (some the result of illegal logging); overgrazing of the slopes of the costa and sierra leading to soil erosion; desertification; air pollution in Lima; pollution of rivers and coastal waters from municipal and mining wastes
Currency: nuevo sol (PEN)
Languages: Spanish (official), Quechua (official), Aymara, and a large number of minor Amazonian languages
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By dizzy , 09-09-2010
peru trip, any takers>? - been wandering the world fro waves for a decade nearly now, and its perus turn now. been a goofyfooter it seems like a mandatory mecca. will be heading into lima the 17th, and staying for 2 months, chasing the goodness. would be down for any co-pilots on the trip, if anyone is in the area sept/october/nov and wants to go chase epic barels and experiences hit me up firstname.lastname@example.org
conversation and compatability are no problem, been getting on with peeps for years chasing fun so if your mellow, let get barrelled!!!
By MMDS , 03-08-2010
Local San Diegan - Hi, I am Peruvian born-US living in San Diego, I'll be in Peru from August 2010 thru Jan 2011. Please feel free to contact me for any questions, email@example.com. I can let you know where to go to surf and refer you to people I know. You're brave to go by yourself! but you'll have fun. Hope to hear from you.
By Anonymous , 24-07-2010
traveling to peru mid-sept. - i've been waiting 4 yrs to go to machu picchu. i finally decided this year is the year before i get stuck on another long term project and can't vacation. i learned how to surf last yr in San Diego, CA, USA and love it. i purchased a surf board from a company that said peru was the first to surf so now i have to hike to MP and surf.
the only thing is that i'm traveling alone and female. im not familiar w/peru so if there were anybody from the states going at the same time, i'd like a travel buddy, especially female.
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