Mancora, (where Ernest Hemingway is supposed to have found the inspiration to write the novel 'The Old Man and The Sea?) is a small fishing village with a rolling lefthand pointbreak that has nice walls, and depending on how much sand is covering the rocks, a few tube sections. Prefers incoming tides and more water over the first section that stands up better than the inside shoulders where cutbacks prevail.
It's generally a mellow wave that is consistent and busy, especially in summer. Crowds of learners and tourists join the locals and weekend warriors from Lima, making it quite tense and drop-ins are common by those that don't know or don't care. Lots of accommodation and nightlife.