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DO I REALLY NEED A GUIDE????« on: February 04 2009 14:02:00 »
Im an intermediate surfer heading to peru with two other friends who are about the same surf ability. We want to surf North Peru/South Equador, we don't care where exactly, just wherever the surf is. I know its cliche, but the cheaper the better, we are all students. The thought is to get down to Mancora and use that as our base of operations.
So,,, if we are willing to use the guide books, internet, and word of mouth, can we find fun surf on our own? Any thoughts? Thanks
RE: DO I REALLY NEED A GUIDE????« Reply #1 on: February 04 2009 14:02:00 »
You sure can do it your way. Keep in mind though that for example in Mancora, spots like Lobitos are at least 1 hour away, and when you have a guide it's a lot easier, and they know the local conditions, and when it's wothwhile to make the drive there.
My advice is to start of in Mancora and talk to Pulpo, he's 1 of the best peruvian surf guides, or Skip, an Australian friend of mine who moved there 2 years ago, and he does (kite) surf tours.
RE: DO I REALLY NEED A GUIDE????« Reply #2 on: February 06 2009 05:02:00 »
Hey guys! How are you doing? I would say if you are landing in Peru (Lima). first you should think in hire a guide in Lima. Because then you won’t loose all the surf on the way up to Mancora.
There are agencies like eco-innovationtours.com where you can hire a guided or rent a car they also have modern van with seats that recline like a bed adding air mattress would be like a normal bed. If you are trying to save money and surf all best would be a good idea.
RE: DO I REALLY NEED A GUIDE????« Reply #3 on: February 06 2009 18:02:00 »
I'm also going to Peru. Can you guys tell me if it's true that I can't have any possessions of value like cameras/nice surf gear/nice cloths/etc. Not into being kidnapped or robbed blind but besides those hazards I've heard Peru is wicked awesome. Chicama... I have to go but just inquiring about the realistic dangers if someone could share there opinion.
Thanks, stay positive
ps hope your trip is epic!
RE: DO I REALLY NEED A GUIDE????« Reply #4 on: March 08 2009 22:03:00 »
Hey all. me and my girlfriend are going to travel the length of Peru surfing and we were going to buy a van to travel and stay in. Are camping grounds common? do many tourists travel with their own weels as opposed to getting busses everywhere? Thanks ppl
RE: DO I REALLY NEED A GUIDE????« Reply #5 on: March 11 2009 04:03:00 »
I wouldn't want to go camping in Peru, for safety reasons. better buy a car or van and stay in one of the many hostels/ hotels that are present in pretty much every surf town.