About Pacasmayo

Pacasmayo is an extremely long and perfect lefthand point that picks up a lot of swell, and it's the next big point north of Chicama. Unfortunately, Puemape, a hollow left point, is not sheltered from the prevailing S wind, so it blows out easily during prime season. Surf it early or not at all. Take off at the top of the rocky point and race it into the bay, where it fattens considerably. A fast wave.

Source: Pacasmayo Surf Guide

Ability Level

Intermediate - advanced

Beg Int Adv

Intermediate to advanced

Local Vibe

Welcoming

Welcoming Intimidating

Relaxed.

Crowd Factor

Mellow

Mellow Heavy

Uncrowded.

Spot Rating

Fun

Poor Perfect

Good.

Shoulder Burn

Medium

Light Exhausting

Medium

Water Quality

Clean

Clean Dirty

Clean

Additional Information

Hazards

Noodle arms/legs after a long one.

Access

Simple.

Bring Your

Shortboard

Seabed

Sand and rock.

Best Season

April-September

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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