About Lobitos

Lobitos is another one of those perfectly shaped Peruvian points that when the sand fills in the gaps in the rocks, long mechanical peelers will wall and run for a couple of hundred metres minimum. Hot-dog heaven when it's small with lots of lip climbing and floating to link it up, but it's not much of an out and out barrel unless it is big and the sand is in. Works in winter S and summer NW swells with higher tides making the inside steeper section less susceptible to close-outs. Stays pretty clean most of the time in the S winds, but even if it is a bit bumpy, it will usually yield a few fun rides.

Rates highly in the Peru pointbreak league as it has something for all from improvers to experts, who can also head out to the tip and ride the mad barrels of El Hueco. Scores 8/10 for both crowds and consistency, with some heavy vibes in the long line-up where drop-ins are prevalent. Area also has a history of armed robbery on surfers en route to the waves from Talara.

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Stormrider Guide for Lobitos
  • All Tides All Tides
  • Left-hand Pointbreak Left-hand Pointbreak
  • Uneven Reef and Sand Uneven Reef and Sand
  • S - NW S - NW
  • South Easterly South Easterly
  • 8 3 Swell Range 3 - 8ft

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