The Municipality of Lima has put into operation the new nocturnal lighting system along La Pampilla beach in Miraflores, allowing beach enthusiasts the chance to practice surfing at night. This technological implementation makes Lima the first city in Latin America to have a beach illumination system.
The lighting system is made up of four light posts made of polymer concrete installed in the vicinity of the beach. Standing at 18 meters, each installation has two powerful LED floodlights of 1000 watts that can illuminate the beach in a radius of up to 400 meters.
During the inauguration, Mayor Luis Castañeda was accompanied by Carlos Neuhaus, president of the National Surf Federation, and Livio Ciriani, representative of Club La Pampilla. The mayor said this project opens a beautiful opportunity for surf lovers who don’t get a chance to practice the sport during the day for various reasons.
We have the first beach in Latin America that has lighting for the surfers, and this work will benefit all surfers, those who come to practice surf in the water and also neighbors who want to appreciate the landscape with their families. It is very beautiful, he said.
After the lighting was put into service, numerous surf members of the Surf Federation and others dove into the ocean to enjoy the waves and thanked the mayor for this initiative.
The city of Lima inaugurated a new light system along popular surf spot, La Pampilla beach.