From Trujillo to Tumbes, and Chiclayo to Piura, the Peruvian coast provides a permanent feast of perfect waves for every type of surfer, whether beginner or expert, in an area of enchanting villages, extraordinary scenery, open beaches, and secret spots. There are innumerable options in northern Peru, mainly between Piura and Tumbes. All you need is an adventurous spirit and a desire to find the wave of your life.
A glimpse of our adventures while with the waves
Surfing in Peru is old school, way-back old school
The hotspots for wave hunting in Peru
When you head up north to the department of Piura, the best place in the country for finding with the largest number of world-class waves, you’ll find three spots worth stopping to see: Huanchaco, Chicama and Pacasmayo.
The beachside resort of Huanchaco, known by many as land of the caballitos de totora, produces a left-hander with various sections that you can surf almost every day. Nearby, you’ll also encounter the pre-Hispanic city of Chan Chan is our first landmark to investigate, which is a mere fifteen minutes from Trujillo.