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  PERU TRAVEL - Peru Surf and Surfing Beaches
In the Central Coast of Peru, in the city of Lima, district of Chorrillos.
Location: In the Central Coast of Peru, in the city of Lima, district of Punta Hermosa, At the Km 40 of the South Panamericana highway.
Location: In the Central Coast of Peru in the city of Lima, by the Km 42 of the Panamericana South, in the district of Punta Negra.
www.inkawasitravel.com /deutsch/peru-surfen-strande/peru-surfen1.htm   (314 words)

  Peru - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The oldest primitive cultures appeared in 6000 BCE: in the coast (in the provinces of Chilca and Paracas) and in the highlands (in the province of Callejon de Huaylas).
Nevertheless, the Viceroyalty of Peru was not organized until the arrival of the Viceroy Francisco de Toledo in 1572.
Peru initiated a period of political and economic stability in the middle of the XIX century, under the General Ramon Castilla's caudillista hegemony.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Peru   (6776 words)

 Peru - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
The Republic of Peru, (Spanish: República del Perú), or Peru, is a country in western South America, bordering Ecuador and Colombia to the north, Brazil to the east, Bolivia to the east, south-east and south, Chile to the south, and the Pacific Ocean to the west.
Peru is rich in cultural anthropology, and is well-known as the cradle of the Inca empire.
Peru declared its independence from Spain on July 28, 1821 thanks to an alliance between the Argentine army of José de San Martín, and the Neogranadine Army of Simón Bolívar.
www.startsurfing.com /encyclopedia/p/e/r/Peru.html   (2085 words)

Peru (Spanish: República del Perú) is a country in western South America, bordering Ecuador and Colombia to the north, Brazil to the east, Bolivia to the east, south-east and south, Chile to the south, and the Pacific Ocean to the west.
After the war (and with the loss of the province of Tarapacá), political stability was achieved, during the early years of the 1900s; until Augusto Leguía and his dictatorship arrived.
Peru's economy is one of the better-managed in Latin America.
www.creekin.net /n147-peru.html   (933 words)

 Adventure Sports - Welcome to the Official Site for the Promotion of Peru - PromPeru
Although few people are aware of this fact, it was in ancient Peru, and not in Polynesia or the South Sea Islands that the first evidence was found of men riding the waves with the help of external aids, as found on textiles and pottery dating back to pre-Hispanic civilizations.
This art, believed to date back at least 2 000 years in Peru, is still practiced by fishermen in northern fishing villages such as Huanchaco, Santa Rosa and Pimentel, where fishermen venture out onto the waves on totora reed rafts during their daily fishing trips.
Peru has ideal beaches that will satisfy the most demanding surfer all year round: the central coast features constant waves during winter (April to September), while the north coast sees heavy seas (or "crecidas") between October and March.
www.peru.info /e_ftoaventuraeng.asp?pdr=601&jrq=6.2.4&ic=2&ids=1191   (268 words)

 Surfing in Peru
Octopus Surf Tours operate year-round and covers a large geographical area spanning from Centinela, Bermejo, Chicama, and Pacasmayo in Central Peru to Bayovar, Lobitos, Cabo Blanco, Organos, and Mancora in the North (90% lefts throughout this region).
Octopus Surf Tours permanent base is in the north at Organos near Mancora in Northern Peru, but also has land bases at Bayovar, Pacasmayo, Chicama, Bermejo and Centinela to chase the swells.
Peru Surf Guides permanent land base is at Kahunas in San Bartolo, 1hr south of Lima, but has many other mobile bases used throughout the tours, and Peru Surf Guides also picks up and drops off from all Lima hotels making this an ideal option for the business traveler passing through Lima.
www.wavehunters.com /peru/peru.asp   (414 words)

 Peru surfing - surf Peru   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
PERU -Why isn't Peru, with its rich surfing history, super-consistent surf and wide variety of waves ranging from long lefts points to 30-foot peaks, one of the world's major surf destinations?
Regardless, host and surf guide Oscar Morente, who has been surfing this coastline for over 35 years, will get you the best surf to suit your skill level and mood on any given day.
Located in the Southern Hemisphere, the seasons are reversed to those in the U.S. Peru gets good waves year-round, but breaks best between January and June, with water ranging from 56 to 68 degrees-cool, but a pleasant change from the heat that can be experienced along this desert coast.
www.waterwaystravel.com /peru/Index.html   (396 words)

 Surfing Northern Peru
There are some world class surf spots around this area which break on both norths and souths but you need a surf guide and a car or you will be limited to the crowded, although very good surf spots..
The Surfing areas of Northern Peru are actually really close to the international airport in Guayaquil Ecuador and its only a few hours driving from Guayaquil, which makes it the closest international airport to the Surf in Northern Peru area.
Surfing in Peru is an amazing experience with long wrapping left points and strong offshore winds.
www.casasol.com /surfing-northern-peru.php   (398 words)

 Surfing in Peru - Peru Adventure Travel by Peru Travels
Few are aware of the fact that the first evidence of men surfing the ocean waves by artificial means was found in ancient Peru, and not Polynesia or the South Pacific islands.
Peru is famous worldwide for its waves, and the world surfing tour now touches base at beaches which feature some of the country's best breakers such as Punta Rocas, south of Lima, or Cabo Blanco to the far north.
Peru features hundreds of beaches to satisfy even the most demanding of surfers all year-long: the central cost, which enjoys good waves all season long during winter in the Southern Hemisphere (April-September), while the north coast features swells from October to March.
www.perutravels.net /peru-travel-guide/adventure-surfing.htm   (241 words)

 Lima Journal: The Peruvians Surrender to Surfing, Body and Soul
Peru has a 1,400-mile Pacific coastline with more than 70 well-known surf spots, some with swells that regularly reach 23 feet.
Peru has a 1,400-mile Pacific coastline featuring more than 70 well-known surf spots, some with roaring swells that regularly reach 23 feet.
The man who introduced the sport to Peru, Carlos Dogny, was a playboy jet-setter who prided himself on never having to endure Lima's foggy, cold winters, which run from June through September in the Southern Hemisphere, when he would leave for sunnier climes.
www.nytimes.com /2004/03/04/international/americas/04SURF.html?ex=1393736400&en=19eae93225c77224&ei=5007&partner=USERLAND   (1111 words)

To be a fisherman in ancient Peru you had to be a surfer, a reed boat surfer.
Old wooden boards in Hawaii or Peruvian reed boats were replaced by modern and lighter surf boards made of synthetic foam and fiber glass, although the ecstasy feeling of riding a wave remains intact in the hearts and souls of those who ride waves today.
Peru is one of those privileged places on earth where nature's generosity offers innumerable breaks with waves from every size, from every type.
www.enjoyperu.com /peru_travel_tours_information/peru_adventure_sports/peru_surfing.html   (383 words)

Peru declared its independence from Spain on July 28, 1821.
The second and third largest parties are in opposition; respectively Partido Aprista Peruano (short: Apra, 28 seats) and Unidad Nacional (17 seats), which is led by Lourdes Flores Nano.
Peru's territory, under Law No. 27867 of 16 November 2002, is divided in 26 regions:
www.askfactmaster.com /Peru   (352 words)

 SI.com - More Sports - Peruvian surfer turns attention to her homeland - Tuesday March 8, 2005 1:27PM
There is Chicama in northern Peru, considered home to the world's longest wave because when conditions are good the ride can be a half mile.
That is good for amateurs -- Peru's surf beaches are full of bronzed Peruvian youths with sun-bleached hair and boards under their arms who see this as an adventurous, uncharted getaway.
Eduardo Arena, a Peruvian who was the first president of the International Surfing Federation, noted that Peru had the first official world champion in Felipe Pomar in 1965 and helped write the rules of the sport that still apply today.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /2005/more/03/08/bc.life.peru.surfing   (818 words)

 Help.com - peru   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Peru has been inhabited since 20,000 years ago by hunters and collectors, according to some lithic rests found in the caves of Piquimachay (Ayacucho), Chivateros, Lauricocha, Paijan, and Toquepala.
A large proportion of Peru's indigenous peoples who live in the Andean highlands still speak Quechua or Aymara, and have vibrant cultural traditions, some which were part of the Inca Empire, the most advanced agricultural civilisation in the world.
Much of Peru's music is derived from Andean, Andalusian Spanish and African roots.
help.com /wiki/Peru   (6447 words)

 Peru Surfing Tours and Peru Surf Packages
Surfing in Peru is still done by fishermen in the northern fishing coves of Huanchaco, Santa Rosa and Pimentel in the departments of La Libertad and Lambayeque.
Peru surfing is famous worldwide for its waves, and the world surfing tour now touches base at beaches which feature some Peru's best surf breaks such as Punta Rocas, south of Lima, or Ca bo
Another advantage to Peru surfing is that, while in other countries you have to wait for your turn to ride a good wave because of the large number of other surfers, in Peru you can always catch a good one in a beach that is not too congested.
ticotravel.com /peru/surfing   (303 words)

 WahineSurfing - Sofia Mulanovich powers Peru to the top of world surfing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 22 January 2005: - - In the run-down coastal town of Punta Hermosa in Peru, Sofia Mulanovich is a ray of sunshine.
There are at least eight billboards of Mulanovich, Peru's reigning world surfing champion, dotted along the highway leading into her home town.
"Peru is a third world country, so some of the houses where I live are old.
www.wahinesurfing.com /news.asp?Id_news=2290   (416 words)

 Surfing in Costa Rica / Peru : onlineboarding.com
Pacasmayo, 50km north, was pumping but on Public Transport in Peru, 50km takes 3 hours with 24 people, chickens, dogs and hay bales crammed in a Toyota Hiace.
Over a period of one month I surfed it no smaller than 2-3ft and there were two weeks of 6ft plus.
There were two days in a month that I didn't surf - one due to a storm and the other due to dislocated ribs from an optimistic take-off.
www.onlineboarding.com /features/olas_perfecto2.htm   (507 words)

 Surfing Peru with Peru Surf Guides
Peru has some of the longest waves on the planet (counted in miles...).
Consistency of PERU it is world recognized, we have a privileged coast and position in the globe; we get south swells in winter and north ones in summer, we guaranteed surf every day.
North of Peru is one of the best places on earth to Surf, many of locals from Lima have moved literally to the North.
www.perusurfguides.com /peru_surfing_peru_surfing.php   (772 words)

 LEGENDARY SURFERS: Volume 3, Chapter 26: 1965 and Peru
Although Peruvian artifacts show that the native people of Peru, before the Spanish invasion -- the Incas -- were surf-conscious and practiced a kind of surfing on reed mats in the surf at Mira Flores, near Lima, true surfing began in the years surrounding World War II.
Surfing was a gentleman’s sport in Peru, and almost all the surfers were very, very rich.
Even though it had been surfed as early as the 1940s by Woody Brown and Don Uchimura, it was not until the early-1960s that Honolua Bay was really “discovered.” Paul Strauch and high school pals surfaried there circa 1960-61.
www.legendarysurfers.com /surf/legends/lsc221_1965.html   (11539 words)

 Surfing Peru Beaches and Water Sports Travel Adventure Information
Peru has 2,600 kilometers of Coastline, which includes a variety of landscapes and climates, the latter being influenced directly by the confluence of two important marine currents, El Nino to the North and La Peruana or Humboldt to the South.
It was the beaches of Northern Peru that inspired Ernest Hemingway to write his Nobel Prize winning novel, " The Old Man of the Sea".
The Sacred Valley of the Incas in Peru
peru-travel.com /surfing_Travel_Infor.htm   (772 words)

 best of Peru, tourist attractions
Comprised of twenty pre-Inca adobe pyramids and sitting at the heart of an ancient algarrobo forest, Batán Grande was the source of most of the fabulous golden grave treasure discovered during the twentieth century.
Peru's most popular surfing haven, Máncora is a groovy stopover when travelling on the north coast - equipment can be hired locally.
The deepest canyon in the world at over 1km from cliff edge to river bottom, Colca boasts some of Peru's finest Andean scenery and is the most reliable place for wild condor spotting.
www.peru-explorer.com /best_of.htm   (402 words)

 Peru, Cuzco, Machu Picchu and other Must See Places
Peru is a precious country for all those passionate about human history.
The historic center of Lima is one of Peru's main tourist destinations.
Lima became the most important city in the Spanish Viceroyalty of Peru, which encompassed nearly all of Spain's possessions in South America during the colonial era (mid 1500s to early 1800s).
www.travel-amazing-southamerica.com /peru.html   (1781 words)

 Surfing Peru Surf the North
Peru Surf Guides is a professional team of surfers who know your surf trip necesities.
Location: In the North Coast of Peru close to Talara and Lobitos in Km 1102 of the Panamericana North.
Location: In the north Coast of Peru, in the city of La Libertad, by the Km 560 of the North Panamericana.
www.perusurfguides.com /peru_surfing_peru_surf_beaches_north.php   (531 words)

 Surfing in Peru : Central/South America & The Caribbean Forum - Travellerspoint
Hi, I will be in peru for a month in April and have heard it has some great surf.
Many thanks for your the web link, there were actually a few adverts on the site for surf schools, all of which I have email.
i think most surf in the north might be too big to learn on.
www.travellerspoint.com /forum.cfm?thread=16583   (207 words)

 Amazon.com: Peru: Surfing Travel Guide: Books: Matias Guzman,Steve Wagner,et al   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
There is some awesome surf in Peru, and the coast picks up heaps of swell, mainly in the months April-Sep, but it can also get the same northwest swells that Hawaii gets between about Nov-March.
Peru is a magic place for surfing, and has been for many years, it just doesn't get the limelight of modern day competition and western promotion.
Surf tourism is a major drawcard to many remote points, some of which are probably the longest in the world (over 2km rides), although the best of these can sometimes be quite crowded.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/9872019401?v=glance   (970 words)

 Peru cities and Peru hotels Information and reservations
It is the largest fishing port in Peru, where fish flour and canned fish are produced in exportable quantities.
Closeby mountain "Huascaran" is the tallest in Peru (6,800 meters).
Ilo is the outlet for mineral exports and also handles large volumes of incoming freight destined to both Peru and Bolivia, where it is onforwarded by rail.
www.peru-hotels.com /cities.htm   (3782 words)

 Peru : Surfing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Peru has quietly become one of the world's top surfing destinations.
The north is best from October to March, while the surfing in the south is good April through December and tops in May. The best surfing site, with Web cams and reports on water conditions, and the best beaches up and down Peru, is www.peruazul.com.
Pure Vacations (www.purevacations.com/surf/peru) is a Web-only operator; it has organized surf travel since 1999 and combines northern Peru with Ecuador for 14-day surf trips.
www.frommers.com /destinations/print-narrative.cfm?destID=814&catID=0814020355   (286 words)

 Surfing in Peru during October? surfing Peru surf travel Forum Peru
My girlfriend and I are going to be in Peru with some free time between October 9 and 24.
Hey I am going on a surf trip to peru end of sept/october.
Also I am wondering if you have suggestions on a small surf town not too far from Lima that is safe and cheap (accomadations) cause I am a poor-ass student.
www.globalsurfers.com /read_thread.cfm?ForumID=Peru&ThreadID=25858&Thread=5457   (485 words)

A tenuous link to the past is evident as the fishermen stand on the tail of their small craft and "surf" the boats to shore after a day long of fishing.
Peru is a relatively dry country, with seasons opposite our own.
Sandro has been surfing in Peru for over 30 years and his lovely wife, Laura is British and brings a serious touch of organization to the inn.
www.surfex.com /peru/peru.html   (714 words)

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