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Topic: transporting a surfboard around Peru

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transporting a surfboard around Peru

« on: September 02 2005 22:09:00 »

Hi, I'm planning a trip to Peru from Sept-December and am planning on doing some surfing. If I pick up a SH board down there, how easy is it to transport it on the bus system from town to town.




RE: transporting a surfboard around Peru

« Reply #1 on: September 03 2005 04:09:00 »

It's rather easy but it cost 10 soles per board on average. Some places are cheaper. The good thing about the buses is that you can watch them put the boards on or you can do it yourself. Be careful if you are boarding on the side of a street make sure to watch your board before you get on the bus because random people will come up and swipe it like they are going to put it on the bus. Pretty shady but be aware and you won't have problems.



RE: transporting a surfboard around Peru

« Reply #2 on: September 03 2005 07:09:00 »

carry your own rope in case you have to tie it to roof racks. I had no problems taking a board on buses from lima to Pacasmayo and back down



RE: transporting a surfboard around Peru

« Reply #3 on: September 06 2005 17:09:00 »

I've been lugging a surfboard around all of south America for 8 mths now and it isn't as hard as it sounds. Like the others say, just keep an eye on it and watch them load it. The worst thing is the charges that airlines like Lan Peru try to hit you with. They are HARSH! Try $70 US!!! I'd love to take an old piece of junk board to the airport, refuse to pay the charge and just dump it on 'em.


bruce g.

RE: transporting a surfboard around Peru

« Reply #4 on: September 07 2005 12:09:00 »

No worries the bus system is the best way to travel unless you have $$$. Your boards will be fine but pack some good rope at least  15-20 feet in case you need to tie it down. Just tell them to untie the live goats on the roof and make room for your board. Good luck but this should be the least of your worries?


Steve B

RE: transporting a surfboard around Peru

« Reply #5 on: September 07 2005 18:09:00 »

Hey, what part of Peru? I go every year and my cousins live near Chiclayo (in Pimentel), one runs a resort near Paita and they all surf - good honest guys. One even shapes boards. Email me and I'll put you in contact with them. They know every rock, reef and point in nortern Peru. You'll need to be around trustworthy people. Oh yeah, buy a set of roof straps - they'll be about the handiest thing you bring.


pieter haverkorn van rijsewijk

trustable surf brothers

« Reply #6 on: September 12 2005 14:09:00 »

Hi bro thanxs for informing me you have good mates up north of Peru,i spended like a year in Brasil(Bahia)just travelled through the amazones by boat from Belem(Brasil) to Iquitos (3 weeks to Peru)and will travel to the north of Peru leaving tomorrow by boat and will arrive about a week from today on the coastline.........please send me a mail how to contact you or friends you know out there i would be more than gratefull.
ps i am dutchie use to live in Hossegor France (surfing around the earth!)my surf mate  is Robbie Page(Aussie)
Hope to hear from you see ya laters ,always on the search.....
writing a book on mountain life and surf reality sincerely Pieter...........



RE: transporting a surfboard around Peru

« Reply #7 on: September 14 2005 11:09:00 »

I am sending you an email with contact information.


Ron Buckhannon

RE: transporting a surfboard around Peru

« Reply #8 on: July 13 2007 11:07:00 »

Steve, I hope all is well,,, I live in Costa Rica and will be traveling to peru Aug 27 thru Oct 1st.   I would like tohook up with your contacts inthe north.. Thanks for your help,, Any time you would like to surf CR just drop me a line.



RE: transporting a surfboard around Peru

« Reply #9 on: August 05 2007 07:08:00 »

Hello all, I will be in Peru for a somewhat For the end of August through the 10th of September. I plan to do nothing but surf my brains out form September 3rd through the 10th. Anyone want to join up, get a tour, better options? Hit me up!


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