Azores: more surf spots than existing towns

There's an archipelago located in the Atlantic Ocean where waves are pumping all year. Still very much uncrowded, the nine Azores Islands extend for more than 600 km of coastline.

Three groups of islands offer great surfing conditions during the year: the Eastern Group (Sao Miguel, Santa Maria and Formigas Islets), the Central Group (Terceira, Graciosa, Sao Jorge, Pico and Faial) and the Western Group (Flores and Corvo).

Perfect waves and amazing food are the great invitation cards of this Portuguese dependency. The Azores Islands are 1,500 km away from the continental capital, Lisbon, and about 3,900 km from North America.

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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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