Peru’s surf boards riding high as exports increase by almost 1/2


(LIP-jl) — The recent success of Peruvian surfers in international competitions has undoubtedly had an effect on the Peruvian surfing scene. Pass by any of Lima’s beaches and you are guaranteed to see large groups of surfers training to become Peru’s next surfing sensation.

The quality of Peruvian surf boards has also caught the attention of international surf shops as Peru’s Association of Exporters (ADEX in Spanish) reports Peruvian surf board exports jumped by a whopping 43% during the first three months of the year.

Though Peru’s surf board exporting industry is relatively small in comparison to traditional powerhouses such as the United States and Australia, its growth rate is leading many to believe that Peru may be an important player in the coming years.

According to figures released by ADEX, Japan was the top importer of Peruvian surf boards, with Puerto Rico, and Spain rounding out the top three.

Currently there are approximately 60,000 surfers in Peru, and with a little more practice and time, they can help bring awareness to the quality of Peruvian surfing products.