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puemape is the most consistent and sensitive spot on the north coast of Peru, with good sized waves and

Puemape is an eerie ghost town. Check out the buildings, they are made of mud bricks but instead of rocks in the mix it is crustaceans and mollusks. Looks like a town from Fistful of Dollars. A fun wave with plenty of juice. More consistent than Chicama.

Additional Info:
Puemape is another in northern Peru's chain of long left point breaks. Though unlike Chicama and Pacasmayo the prevailing S wind blows it out, not well protected. Best to surf it early in the morning and at a low tide. The takeoff is in front of a rocky headland, not too close but on a big day it could pose a problem if you eat it. The wave peels quickly and then wraps into a bay where it slows down. Drive your car to the fishing village, which is a ghost town. No facilities at the point.


Not easy. Located between Pacasmayo and Puerto Chicama. Turn off is on dirt road about 1km south of the town of San Pedro de Lloc which is on the Pan American Highway. Follow dirt road (some sand so be careful) toward the hills which are SW. The point is at the base of the hills at an old abandoned fishing village. About 5km on dirt road from Pan Am Highway.

WalkShort walk (5-15 min)
Public accessYes
4x4 requiredYes
Boat requiredNo
Wave Characteristics
TypePoint break
BottomSandy with rock
PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful, Fun
FrequencyVery consistent (150+ days/year)
Normal lengthLong (150 to 300m)
Good day lengthVery Long (300 to 500m)
Ideal Conditions
Wind directionSouthEast, East, NorthEast
Swell directionWest, SouthWest, South
Swell size5ft-6ft - 8ft+
TideLow and mid tide
Tide movementRising and falling tides
WeekFew surfers
WeekendFew surfers

Urchins, Rips / undertow, Rocks



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