Continent
South America
Country
Peru
Next Big City
Lima
Next Town
Pisco, Paracas
 
Type:
Ocean
Rider Ability:
Beginner, Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Rooms, School, Shop, Rescue, Shower, Toilet, Food, Parking

Water

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

The tide is really low and does not make any differences for riders. You can choose from perfect flat close to the shores or some chop depending on the wind speed but it is normally considered flat unless we get a Paraca (really strong winds above 30 knots) when it gets choppy if you ride far from the shores.

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Big
Hazards:
None
Beach Users:
No information

Weather

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

Wind

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

The wind direction starts coming North in the mornings, it usually switches at 11am but during the good season sometimes 9am to South. We ride the South wind as the North wind usually is light. The morning winds are very stable and also the afternoon winds, from noon to 3pm can be a bit gusty (5 knots gust in average) which is never a problem and is rare to have a day that the gusts make it uncomfortable. The really cool thing is that the wind is coming sideoffshore so its really safe. If you loose your kite or board just walk for 5 minutes and pick it up at the other side of the bay as it is a perfect U-shaped bay and is really safe unless you decide to ride way far out of the shore. You can ride all year long, and the worst kiting weeks of the low season you can ride on an average of 3 days a week, at the good season you can ride 28 days per month (November to April).



How to get there

Transport
Car, Bus
Access
Short walk

Extra information

Rules
Zones

Please do not ride inside the really protected areas of the reserve (ask the locals), not only because you will annoy someone who will be in our necks later, there are very important species who need their space and they must be respected. No registration or license needed, just common sense and good attitude, the locals are really friendly.

Nightlife

Drive to Pisco, about 15km north of Paracas.