Surfing in Cabo Blanco
in the department of Piura, Cabo Blanco is widely held
to feature the best left-breaking wave in Peru. A rapid
and short wave (which makes a quick take-off obligatory)
and one of the best tubes in the country. The wave can
reach a height of 4 meters, although normally it ranges
from 2-3 meters. The best time for surfing is from November
to December. It is also a dangerous wave as
it breaks over a reef, which becomes more exposed when
swells wash away the sand. Wave frequency depends directly
on swells coming from the north (generated in the North
Pole and which pass through Hawaii).
Climate: Subtropical, warm and sunny all year-round.
Temperatures range from 24°C-28°C.
Access: Cabo Blanco lies 153 km north of the city of
Piura. To get to Cabo Blanco, surfers need to take the
winding paved road that runs from the town of El Alto,
located at Kilometer 1,137 of the North Pan-American
Services: Cabo Blanco is a fishing cove that has lodgings
Apt for all kinds of vehicles.