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Punta Negra & Punta Rocas

Three kilometers (1.8 miles) south of Punta Hermosa you’ll find Punta Negra (Pan-American Highway Km 42). This area is usually full of families and is lined with umbrellas and restaurants on weekends and in summer. Surfers can hit the classic reef-break waves here, which come from the left and right. They are long (up to four meters / 13 feet), big and strong with a tubular section. The scene is mostly for experienced surfers, though beginners will see some action, too.

South of Punta Negra is Punta Rocas (Km 46), one of the most consistent and famous waves in Peru. These world-class waves are consistent (150+ days per year) and come from both right and left (the left is shorter and faster). On a good day they reach 150-300 (489-1,000 feet) meters in length and over four meters (12 feet) in height, with up to a double overhead swell. Paddle in from either side, though the south is most frequently used. Punta Rocas can quickly get blown out if there is wind of any kind. The bottom is boulders and reef. Beware of fishing lines, rocks, rips and undertows. International competitions have been held here.

Approximately 42-46 kilometers (26-28 mi) south of Lima


Other places nearby Punta Negra & Punta Rocas: Cerro Azul, Lunahuaná, Playa Norte & La Isla, Señoritas, Punta Hermosa Beaches and Caballeros.

07 Apr 2012

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