Continent
South America
Country
Peru
Next Big City
Talara, Piura, Tumbes
Next Town
Mancora
 
Type:
Ocean
Rider Ability:
Expert
Features:
Parking

Water

Type:
Small wave, Medium wave, Big wave
Hazards:
Currents, Ships, Mole
Quality:
Clean
Best Tide:
Coming tide

Lobitos is a wave spot. So make sure you have your wave skills together. It is not a spot to learn how to kite in surf. There is a ripping current at times. Make sure if there are people surfing you give them the right at all times, no matter if you are deeper up the point. There is 2 piers that are down wind that will come up fast even though they look far away from the top of the point. There are also fishing boats moored outside of the pier. Many of people have ended up tangled in the pier or touring through the boats not by choice.

Beach

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

The beach is huge and there is nothing around. The point is a sand point that build off rocks at the top.

Weather

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

The water can vary in temp drastically here. One day you can be in trunks and the next you will need a 3/2 full. Bring rubber no matter what, more than likely you will need it here and if you are in trunks it is a bonus.

Wind

Best Months:
May, June, July, August, September, October
Wind Type:
Thermal
Best Direction:
SSW
Main Direction:
SSW

The wind here blows side off to off shore all the time. Rarely is it straight side or onshore. This again means that you have to have your act together and be prepared if you have problems for a long swim or ditch your kite. The wind Wwill blow you out to sea and there are no rescue options unless there are other kiters. But even at that it is risky. The wind can tend to be a bit gusty right at the take off spot of the wave due to some land features that create a bit of a dead spot.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
No walk

Getting to North Peru is easy. There are 3 airports that have daily flight from Lima (Talara, Piura, and Tumbes. Though there are some places and some new ones getting built right at Lobitos, it is recommended to Stay in Mancora which is about 1 hour north. Getting to Lobitos is the hard part. It is recommended that you get a guide in Mancora that can take you there.

Extra information

Rules
Other

Nightlife

No information