Peru: a new surfing country in South America

Peru has over 1400 miles of coastline, where the surf breaks year round and with all types of wave's can be found. The points, reefs and beach breaks receive their swells from storms in the South Pacific and also from major storms in the North Pacific.

In the summer (our Winter) the surf averages 4 to 10 feet with some days easily reaching 20 feet. In the winter (our Summer) the surf averages 8 to 15 feet with days in the 20-foot plus size very common. Peru has an extremely large swell window and it can receive swells from the South, Southwest, West and Northwest.

Peru is located on the West Coast of South America. Topographically diverse, Peru has many distinct regions from the Andes Mountains to the Amazon River basin. Located 10 degrees south of the equator in the Southern Hemisphere the seasons are reversed. Winter is from May to November and summer is from December to April. The coastline in Peru is extremely arid, air temperatures in the winter range from 60-70 degrees. In the summer, the air temperatures range from 80-90 degrees with bright sunny days.

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Mentawai Islands: loads of surfing spots

Have you ever thought of surfing in the Mentawai Islands? The place is one of the most consistent surf destinations in the entire world. The power of southern Indian Ocean storms is turned by the prevailing SE trades towards these amazing islands and amplified.

The result is surf that is remarkably consistent and of unsurpassed quality. During the southern hemisphere winter, (late April to early November) the Indian Ocean is an over-active, groundswell machine. The best wave spots in the Mentawais are:

4 Bobs

One of the best warm up waves in the islands. It's a right hander, fantastic fun and also very protected from most wind directions. Normally clean with a potential cover up on takeoff and a nice wall for limbering up and getting ready for the next great one.

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