Racing the Emerald Curtain
The beaches of Bayovar, 150km SW of Piura are arguably the last pristine beaches in Peru. Consisting of wide bays, fringed by white granite rocky formations and dunes, these beaches are washed by crystal-clear waters filled with dolphins, turtles and flocks of seabirds. Punta Aguja marks the spot where the Equatorial Counter Current loses the battle against the Humboldt, meaning the water gets radically colder south of this rocky point. The beaches leading down to Nonura can hold a fun peak or two and act as a diversion from the point when it is too small. Easily blown out.
Good for longboarding and beginners.