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Peru - North Surf Reports and Surf Forecasts

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Conditions Summary
 Bermejo
Star Star Star Grey Star
4ft 13secs 212° 8mph S - Onshore - 172°
 Carquin
Star Star Star
3.5ft 13secs 216° 6mph SSE - Cross/onshore - 149°
 Centinela
Star Star Star
3.5ft 13secs 216° 6mph SSE - Cross/offshore - 149°
 Conchitas
Star Star Star
4ft 13secs 229° 2mph S - Cross/onshore - 176°
 Paraiso
Star Star
4ft 13secs 229° 6mph SSE - Offshore - 149°
 Pasamayo
Star Star Star
4ft 13secs 229° 2mph S - Onshore - 176°
 Chicama
Star Star Star
3.5ft 13secs 213° 11mph SSE - Cross/offshore - 165°
Add a New Surf SpotRegional Overview
Peru's northern tip favours North-westerly swells and as such only really works during the north hemisphere's winter. Home to Chicama arguably the world's longest wave this arid region is populated by numerous high quality reefs and points. Below the northern tip which is warmed by the Panama Current, the rest of the region plays host to consistent south-west swells from the Roaring 40s and southerly winds, predominantly (easterly) offshore in the mornings, swinging slightly westerly and onshore in the afternoons. These are a product of the cool Humboldt current and dominate the whole of this western coast of South America from central Peru downwards. The country's surf culture is perhaps the oldest in the world and is claimed to date back to 3000BC when the waves were ridden on reed boats. Water temperature here fluctuates between 17-25ºC or 63-77ºF.
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Local News
News Image Stormriding N Peru
TRIPPING along the land of the long lean left, welcome to Peru, home to an ancient civilisation of surf.
News Image Gilmore Wins Back-to-Back Titles in Peru to Regain ASP Ratings Lead
PISCINA, Peru (Tuesday, November 4, 2008) – Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), 20, reigning ASP Women’s World Champion and defending event champion, collected her second consecutive win in Peru today, defeating Silvana Lima (BRA), 24, to claim the Movistar Classic Mancora Peru presented by Rip Curl as well as the ratings lead on the ASP Women’s World Tour.
News Image Movistar Classic Mancora Peru pres. by Rip Curl Could Quick Start in Good Surf
MANCORA, Peru (Saturday, November 1, 2008) – The Movistar Classic Mancora Peru presented by Rip Curl, stop No. 6 of 8 on the 2008 ASP Women’s World Tour, is just days from commencing, and the ASP Top 17 are preparing for a possible quick start in solid surf at the fabled lefthander of Northern Peru.
News Image Movistar Classic Mancora Peru pres. by Rip Curl ON
MANCORA, Peru (Monday, November 3, 2008) – Round 1 of the Movistar Classic Mancora Peru presented by Rip Curl is scheduled to hit the water at 6:30am in clean two-to-three foot (1 metre) waves at Mancora in Northern Peru.
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