Northern Peru is a stretch of coastline from Tumbes near the Ecuadorian boarder to the town of Talara where the coastline makes a bend from facing SW to NW. Being so close to the most westerly point of Peru this region picks up both North and Southwest swells. Surfing in Northern Peru is an explorer’s dream, with a variety of breaks including empty beach breaks and rock reefs, but again the best spots are the sand bottom left points like Panic, Cabo Blanco and Lobitos. There’s something for everybody!
The water temp stays nice year around in the Northern part of Peru. October through March will see water temperatures 72-77 and air temps in the mid/upper 80’s. During the winter April through September water temps vary between 65 – 73 degrees with air temperatures still reaching the mid 80’s.