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Discription of surf spot: Malpaso, Peru

Nobody surfs this place because it is so far from town. The very first point at Chicama headland, with only open ocean in front of you, it only breaks for about 100-150m, it is a left pointbreak that is always about twice the size of Chicama. Needs the LOW tide as it is a bit fat, but has a good workable wall from about 5 to 10 feet. There is also hardly any current and it is easy to get out straight off the rocks. If it is 3-4 feet in Chicama it will be about 6 plus on the sets. Locals say there is always a wave here as it picks up heaps of swell, but the main takeoff area in front of the point may get blown out a bit when the wind gets up, therefore best in the morning. Even if it does get blownout a bit you can surf other points down the headland on your way back to town.

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Type of Wave pointbreak 
Direction left hand 
Bottom sand/rock bottom 
Level Intermediate 
Crowds an empty line-up 
Hazards Very long walk, arvo wind may wreck the takoff zone, muggings on the beaches at Chicama 
Lenght 50-100 meters lenght 
Places to stay hostels ,motels/ B&B's ,hotels  
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Other stuff to see & do Nothing much in Chicama 
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