Lima has a lot of options for you when it comes to surfing. If you are thinking about hitting the waves without having to go far from the city then keep reading this post where we will be discussing the top 3 surfing destinations in and around the capital.
Lima has over a dozen surfing points but none of them can beat the charm of La Herradura which is often thought of as the best point break in the capital. Surfing at La Herradura would give you steep waves which break on the cliffs on the southern side of a horseshoe-shaped bay.
The home break of Sofia Mulanovich, Peruvian surfer, a champion of the World Surf League (first Peruvian surfer to hold that title and first South American to win the World Title), and the new ambassador for the 2019 Panamerica Games, Punta Hermosa is an hour’s bus ride from Lima. Here you will be able to choose from a variety of different surf, from point breaks to beach breaks. Surfers of all skill level can practice their art in this fabulous beach close to Lima.
Beginners can go to the Cerro Azul– about two hours south of Lima which is a fantastic spot to upgrade your skills with easy waves. Cerro Azul comes with a sandy beach with a few rocks and the best time to visit this beach is the winter mainly because of the amount of swell.