Surfing the Northern Points of Peru

Late season swells were in full effect when I got back to Lima after a detour to Cusco and Arequipa. Finally, I was back to my favorite place in Miraflores, Pariwana Hostels Lima, to meet a few friends from California for a surf adventure up the coast. Everyone was excited to surf some of the most famous points in the world- from Trujillo to Mancora. After what had been a slow start, the southern hemisphere was finally beginning to kick into gear.


We ventured out of the city to Punta Hermosa (1 hr. taxi south of Lima @ S/. 80 aprox.) before one party weekend in Miraflores’ and a flight to Piura (Piura airport transfer to beach, 2.5 hrs @ S/. 220, or EPPO bus leaving on the hour @ S/. 20 aprox.). In the end, we managed more sessions at Baterias than Piscinas.

Read more: Surfing at the beautiful beaches of Punta Hermosa

Always a fun place to sit and wait, Lobitos offers the wayfaring surfer a glimpse of the simple life. But dreams of empty Peruvian points are just that- a dream.


If you’re still learning how to catch waves in a competitive line-up, head to Mancora for the warm water and vibrant nightlife. If you have your own equipment and international surf experience, you already know what lies just around the corner.

Read more: Mancora beach – Backpacker hot spot

Respect the locals. Have fun. Go surfing.