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Planning a trip to Peru... Chicama.... Macaha..... Pacasmayo« on: May 25 2005 07:05:00 »
Whassup peoples! Myself and a mate are planning a trip to the fabled left handers of Peru. Planning on next june/july but have no clue as to best forms of transport, and accomo.
The word of this trip is Budgie, as in CHEAP! (being a student for four years doesnt do the bank balance any good!)
Hit me with all you got, from shacks in fields to hostels to gleaming sportscars (I wish) to budget wrecks to buy. If anyone can recommend a good peruvian shaper and prices, it would be well received.
Nice one guys, look forward to spending hours reading anything you have to throw at me.
Oh, spanish classes.... good idea or no?
RE: Planning a trip to Peru... Chicama.... Macaha..... Pacasmayo« Reply #1 on: May 26 2005 12:05:00 »
Ive met some great Aussies in Peru! Peru goes balls out man their is a ton of swell during the winter season. Lima has so much to offer I would start their and go to Punta Hermosa area. Get all your gear in Lima for its cheaper and has all what your going to need boards,wetsuits, women, women, women? Oh ya this is a surf trip but let me tell you that their are some women that will make your **ck ache. Well their are some great shapers over in Peru check out ( surfboards shapers of Peru) their is some info on them. Whilar bros from what Ive seen have some good lines. Remember that for Chicama and Pacasmayo their needs to be alot of swell to have those places get headhigh and above for a couple of days.
RE: Planning a trip to Peru... Chicama.... Macaha..... Pacasmayo« Reply #2 on: May 26 2005 12:05:00 »
Sorry this site will not let you write to much? Any way the bus system is very good and cheap. Shop around for places to stay when you get to a beach town. Also check out Wannasurf.com for some good info on Peru. Well have a blast and travel smart and light no need to pack a ton of gear you can find almost everything in Lima area. And as far as spanish leasons well it wont kill you to learn a little. The women love a man who can handle the business!!!!!!! WEll bring your balls because you will need them Peru is like your country heavy surf at times.
RE: Planning a trip to Peru... Chicama.... Macaha..... Pacasmayo« Reply #3 on: September 13 2006 10:09:00 »
I am also planning a surf trip to Peru leaving Sept 29th, Im from canada, and have a 5/4 wetsuit wondering if that will be way to hot. What type of wetsuit is needed in peru sept/oct ? Also not surf where the best place to stay is I am looking for some small surf towns that are safe and cheap! Let me know whatcha think! cheers, michelle
RE: Planning a trip to Peru... Chicama.... Macaha..... Pacasmayo« Reply #4 on: September 16 2006 11:09:00 »
Hey michelle, head up to huanchaco. west of trujillo. Good, easy waves that can get big but still hold their nice long walls. Cutbacks and the odd easy floater. No barrels but waves every day and a great central spot for getting to other breaks when they´re on like chicama and pucas.
Great town, friendly locals. My Friends hostel has a good scene going on where everyone hangs out.
RE: Planning a trip to Peru... Chicama.... Macaha..... Pacasmayo« Reply #5 on: April 28 2008 11:04:00 »
pacasmayo, has superb waves, really long lefts and the hotel Pakatnamu is also great. right on the ocean with an overview of the entire bay.
Pablo and the rest of the staff there are very helpfull.
RE: Planning a trip to Peru... Chicama.... Macaha..... Pacasmayo« Reply #6 on: April 28 2008 13:04:00 »
yes its true that chicama really needs a big south - southwest swell to work, but if chicama is a bit over head and nicely working pacasmayo will be double over and possibly even longer than chicama! you can have small barrels at chicama, pacasmayo is more like a big wall.
anyway i had my longest and best wave of my life this year in pacasmayo :-) but almost drowned there on that day...