Peru is a dream windsurfing destination. The country’s long Pacific coast offers a great mix of protected flat water bays and big waves. The Andes reach almost to the ocean’s edge along the southern part of the country’s coast, creating a spectacular backdrop. But despite all this, not many windsurfers make it to Peru. That means there is plenty of space to explore on a Peru windsurfing trip.
Windsurfing in Peru can be a wild journey of discovery. It can also be much easier than that. The northern Peruvian coast is warm, gentle and home to some first-class beach resorts. In the larger resorts, it should be easy to find windsurfing operators and get some lessons or hire gear out.
Mancora is a popular resort with windsurfers and other watersports enthusiasts, with several beaches to choose from. Conditions are good from May to December, with wind up to 30 knots. There is a nice protected lagoon for beginners to practise and some good beach breaks. Also take a look at Huanchacho. It is a big surfing destination, but its waves attract plenty of windsurfers too.
Further south, you can explore the beaches around the capital Lima, or travel further afield if you have your own transport and gear. Just south of Lima is the town of Punta Hermosa, a laid-back surfer town where you should be able to pick up lessons and meet other windsurfers. The swell is big – it’s definitely not a place for beginners. Those with experience will love it.
Take a Peru windsurfing journey and explore some of the most underrated windsurfing spots around. With great wind, gorgeous beaches and a vibrant culture, what’s not to like about Peru?