Continent
South America
Country
Peru
Next Big City
Lima
Next Town
Pisco, Paracas, Salinas de Otuma
 
Type:
Ocean
Rider Ability:
Beginner, Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Parking

Water

Type:
Flat, Chop
Hazards:
None
Quality:
Clean
Best Tide:
Tide independent

Beautiful, flat water all around.

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Big
Hazards:
Rocks
Beach Users:
No information

Long, sandy beach. Lots and lots of space. Beach forms a small bay.

Weather

Spring:
Normal
Summer:
Shorty, Normal
Fall:
Normal
Winter:
Normal

Sunny all day. The spot is on the Peruvian coast which never exceeds 15°C of water temperature. So be sure to wear appropriate wetsuits.

Wind

Best Months:
January, February, March, April, September, October, November, December
Wind Type:
Thermal
Best Direction:
S, SSW
Main Direction:
S, SSW

In the low wind season (May to August) you find 15-25 knots. I would say about 70% of the time you find that wind, and another 30% you find 9-14 knots. It can be quite gusty - even sometimes dangerous because it speeds up very fast and gets unpredictable strong (that wind is called Paraca). It's the last resource when there is no wind in Paracas.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
No walk

250km south of Lima, 35min south of Paracas, direction towards Laguna Grande, after the Salinas de Otuma and Playon. You will need your own transportation to get into the reserve after you arrive to Paracas. Park on the beach.

Extra information

Rules
None

It is a nature reserve. Make sure to act accordingly.

Nightlife

Pisco Sours at hotel Paracas.