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go here if you want to get shot dead« on: May 22 2007 19:05:00 »
My girlfriend and I were mugged at gun point on May 13th 2007. Not only were we mugged, we were mugged from a cab on a highway in the middle of the day. The cops did nothing. We represent the third incedent like ours, the last ended with a dead German surfer, the inncedent before three people were shot dead including the cab driver.
Do not go here, it is not worth the risk, these guys could kill you with out a second thought.
Huanchaco is a safer option, we surfed there for a month with no problems at all.
RE: go here if you want to get shot dead« Reply #1 on: May 26 2007 05:05:00 »
Go where? make some sense!
RE: go here if you want to get shot dead« Reply #2 on: May 27 2007 16:05:00 »
i already go 3 times in peru and i met friendly peruvian and now go with them for surfing and i never had problems. i stay in pacasmayo where there is more good waves and its closed from puemape.
Chicama is more dangerous
RE: go here if you want to get shot dead« Reply #3 on: May 27 2007 17:05:00 »
Bummer to hear that Marty, well it is South America afterall, you have to be carefull.
Been to Peru a couple of times, also off the beaten track, and never had anything happen
RE: go here if you want to get shot dead« Reply #4 on: June 01 2007 22:06:00 »
Sorry to hear about you beening robbed,but after spending over a year in peru i found out the most dangerous people are taxi drivers and fishing men. They earn very little and they have a chance to steal from tourist they will, just a tip if you go to peru watch out in fishing ports and dont travel bt taxi at night no matter what, even the locals are worried of doing this.But if your carefull you might score the best waves of your life.
RE: go here if you want to get shot dead« Reply #5 on: June 02 2007 05:06:00 »
I went to Peru years ago before started surfing,
I didnt encounter danger but watch out for some of the beautiful ladies of Peru,
they are heartbreakers! lol.
RE: go here if you want to get shot dead« Reply #6 on: June 02 2007 09:06:00 »
i am sorry some surfers encountered bad experiences in peru! but it's good to know to avoid taxi drivers and fisher men!
after all i think central america CAN be dangerous...but i travelled el salvador and nicaragua already, all by myself and i experienced NOTHING bad! as long as you are careful, speak spanish, they respect you then, and do not forget to respect THEIR country- they are still the locals and i can really understand them to be a bit angry with all this surf-tourism..but maybe i was just lucky..
RE: go here if you want to get shot dead« Reply #7 on: June 02 2007 09:06:00 »
so long, rod, or anybody who is familiar with peru, my next surf trip will be to peru in november for a month- i am planning to check out trujillo area because of the long lefts;) if you lived there for a year, would you plz give me some infos about surf hostels??
maybe a homepage or contact number?not tooooo expensive! that would be awesome!!! looking forward to hear from all of you soon, greetz from germany,
RE: go here if you want to get shot dead« Reply #8 on: June 03 2007 01:06:00 »
If your going to north peru, i recomened pacasmayo, the wave is really long and can get hollow.If a big south swell comes head to chicama(30 mins away), you have some inca sites near by( chan chan) and you can pop up to mancora for some night life, but the surf is alway very crowded in mancora so dont expect much. If you go to huanchaco, dont stay in the hotel casa suiza, i got some stuff stolen from the people who worked there and when i went to the police they told me the owner are always stealing from tourist. Any more info needed please ask, just remember all of peru has surf so you can go from the north right down south, but be carefull and dont use any taxis at night.
RE: go here if you want to get shot dead« Reply #9 on: August 01 2007 05:08:00 »
We live in the US and you tell me Peru is dangerous? Only that Peru has been through a lot and the taxi drivers in Lima have reason to be crazy.