About Lobitos

Lobitos is one of the best waves in Northern Peru. Lobitos the town actually offers more than five different waves, with other spots in walking distance. Lobitos Point is a left point that produces barrel sections and an open face for high-performance surfing. The bottom consists of sand, and rocks if you are surfing the La Frontera section. The wave works best with a SW swell and waves in the five to seven-foot range, but it can handle bigger surf. The best time to surf is low to mid-tide, but it also breaks through the higher tides. The wind is predominantly light offshore in the mornings, but then increases some and turns sideshore for the afternoons. However, the wind will usually swing back offshore before sunset. Best season to score is fall, but Lobitos picks up swell all year round.

Source: Lobitos Surf Guide

Ability Level

All Abilities

Beg Int Adv

Beginner to advanced

Local Vibe

Welcoming

Welcoming Intimidating

Mellow.

Crowd Factor

Mellow

Mellow Heavy

Light.

Spot Rating

Perfect

Poor Perfect

Good.

Shoulder Burn

Medium

Light Exhausting

Long paddles back up the point.

Water Quality

Clean

Clean Dirty

Clean

Additional Information

Hazards

A few rocks.

Access

Easy. Take a taxi, or take the local Lobitos vans, or you can arrange pick up with Piscinas Surf House.

Bring Your

Shortboard, funboard, longboard, fish, bodyboard, skimming, bodysurfing, kiteboard

Seabed

Sand, with some rocks in the La Frontera section.

Best Season

Winter

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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