Panic Point

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This is one of the most perfect waves in Perú, not too much surfers ride it, but the ones that do, ride it all day long when there's a swell. For many people this is the best tube in Peru. For sure I think it is one of the 5 most powerful, hollow, tubular, perfect, epic waves in Peru.

Since this spot is dominated by local fulltime watermen, respect is what you must show here, and of course, really good tuberiding skills. This wave is really hollow and his tube could easily be compared to that one of G-Land. It breaks from 2 to 4 meters..The Climate is tropical and dry, and there are short rainfalls in between november and march

Additional Info:
nlike Cabo Blanco, this wave works with S or SW swells and in the winter months (jul-sep). The same sand bottom which makes Panic work moves north with the south swells and forms the sand bottom at Cabo Blanco, which starts to break properly in the summer months (oct-jan), with the N or NW swells. Be careful with the big rock that follows the drop or tube (if you make it).


Go by the Panamericana north road and in the kilometre 1137 there's El Alto village. From there follow a road of 7km to Cabo Blanco, when you arrive there you can go walking to Panic Point or by any vehicle.

WalkShort walk (5-15 min)
Public accessYes
4x4 requiredYes
Boat requiredNo
Wave Characteristics
TypeReef (rocky)
BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc.) with sand
PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful
FrequencyRegular (100 days/year)
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300m)
Ideal Conditions
Wind directionUnknown
Swell directionNorth
Swell sizeDon't know - Don't know
TideDon't know
Tide movementRising tide
WeekendFew surfers




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