Climate: Average annual temperature 19°C (maximum 25°C minimum 13°C).
Access: Pico Alto lies 43 km south of the city of Lima down the South.
Services: The area has a variety of hotels and restaurants. Apt for all kinds of vehicles.
Held to be the biggest and most spectacular wave in Lima and all over Peru. The wave is a point break (with left and right-running waves, although the latter are more commonly surfed). The waves, perfect and long, can reach a height of 10 meters. Not for beginners. Experienced surfers compare it with Waimea (Hawaii) and Todos los Santos (Baja California). A long paddle out (the wave breaks 1 km out to sea).
If willing to practice surfing in Peru you should follow these recommendations:
- Never surf alone.
- Keep beaches clean by taking your refuse with you, and do not disturb the marine wildlife that shares the sea with the visitors (dolphins, sea lions and seagulls).
- Check for the presence of undertowns as well as reefs and rocks on the sea bottom.
- In addition, remember that, depending on the area, in March or April (around Easter Week), tides tend to rise and the waves swell, increasing the risk.
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