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

Water

Type:
Shallow, Flat, Chop, Small wave, Medium wave
Hazards:
Rocks
Quality:
Clean
Best Tide:
No information

Beach

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

There is a perfect beach to take off with enough space for safety in the close north of the fishing terminal with a sandy beach. There are some round small rocks around on the beach.

Weather

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

300 days of sun a year, no matter winter or summer. In summer you don't need a wetsuit, but in winter a thin one (2-3mm) will keep your session long enough to get tired and not cold. Rarely a 15°C day, and it is very difficult to have a 30°C day as well, so our average is around 20°C in winter and 25°C in summer.

Wind

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



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Short walk

Get to Lima and drive through the `Panamericana Sur` to Pisco (km 220) and then keep going south till you reach Paracas Detour. You can get on a bus that will take you directly to Pisco for $4 from Lima (Soyuz) and then you can get a taxi for $4 more from Pisco to Paracas.

Extra information

Rules
None

No rules at this spot, but be friendly with the fishermen around, this spot is right in front of the fisherman harbor and they can be very helpful. Beware of people around, you will not get mugged here at all, but you might `loose` things if you are not aware or you are trusting `your new best friend`.

Nightlife

Have dinner in the `El Chorito` restaurant (which is a very good restaurant where Peruvians with some money to spend will go), later on go to Hotel Paracas and have some Pisco Sours. If you go to Pisco for fun, do not go alone, get a buddy to go with you. The best night club is at restaurant `As the Oros` which is a premium restaurant and has a very safe environment in their disco.