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Surf camp Peru is located on the pacific coast of Peru at a great surf spot called Penascal Point, close to the town of San Bartolo. San Bartolo is only 35 minutes away by car from Lima, where you will be picked up at the airport and transported to the surf camp.

The region around San Bartolo offers great conditions for surfing all year long and is suitable for surfers of all levels. Winter (May to September) is the best surf season for experienced surfers with big swells coming from the Southwest. The summer season (December to Mars) receives smaller swells, usually from the northwest, why the surf camp also use facilities further north at a surf spot called Bermejo, which is provides the most consistent and uncrowded waves in the summer season. However it doesn't really matter when you visit Peru, there are lots of various surf breaks to be explored both up and down the coast, meaning that there is always a good surf spot to be found, both for beginners and more experienced surfers. Since the Bermejo camp is located further from Lima there will be an added cost for pick up during January-February

The surf camp has 12 rooms with private bathroom and 5 apartments with their own kitchen. With an oceanfront view and a private beach, relaxing after surf sessions at the surf camp is never a problem. Have a drink in the bar, go for a swim or enjoy the lovely surroundings on a mountain bike. There is also free usage of the Internet access and cable TV for those who would like to stay updated with things going on back home.

The area has excellent weather during the whole year. With a dry tempered climate it very seldom rains and the temperature stays around 18 degrees C - 20 degrees C in winter and can reach up to 30 degrees C in the summer months.

Surf school

The surf school usually holds classes at the lovely private beach in front of the surf camp. But the surf school is also completely mobile, meaning that lessons can be hold at the most suitable beginner wave up or down the coast, depending on daily weather conditions.

Depending on your level of surfing, the surf instructors will guide you and help you to improve your surfing skills. We guarantee that after one week of surf school the complete beginner will be able to surf and the experienced surfer will have improved greatly.

The following is included for students attending the surf school:

  • Accommodation - standard or upgraded
  • 3h surf school, 6 days per week
  • All surf equipment needed
  • Daily breakfast lunch and dinner

If you have arranged your own acommodation, you can also book surfschool only. This includes a full day of surflessons, all equipment needed and lunch. Pick up from Lima can be arranged for an extra 30 USD per car.


Surfari is a great option for more experienced surfers. Every day there is a different swell, a different wind etc. This doesn't matter if you book a Surfari with us. Every day you will be accompanied by a professional local surf guide who will show you the best breaks of the region, places that just the locals know, taking you to discover new surf spots where you can enjoy perfect waves surrounded by beautiful untouched nature.

Your surf guide will tell you all about the spots, how to get in and out, the currents, type of wave, etc. You will also receive feedback on how to improve your surfing skills.

There is a big variety of waves to be explored, including reef breaks, point breaks and beach breaks. Major surf spots include Punta Hermosa, Punta Rocas, La Isla, Senoritas and Arica.

The following is included in the surfari:

  • Accommodation
  • Surfaris with a local guide every day of your stay (material not included)
  • Transportation to the best waves of the day
  • Daily breakfast lunch and dinner


The accommodation we offer is a great deal. Depending on your preferences we can offer you two different types of accommodation, standard or upgraded.

The standard accommodation consists of private rooms with 1-3 beds, cable TV and private bathroom. Lone travelers get their own single room while groups of 2-3 people will have their own twin or triple bedroom.

If you are traveling as a couple our in a large group, we can also offer you a private apartment (upgraded accommodation). The apartments are a kind of bungalows and have private bathroom, kitchen, cable-TV and a nice garden patio. In total there is room for 7 beds in the bungalows, making them a very attractive alternative for larger groups.

Guests of the surf camp never go hungry, 3 meals per day are included for all guests booking the surf school or surfari packages. Each day start with a robust American breakfast, including freshly baked bread, cheese, jam, different combinations of eggs, freshly made fruit juices and excellent Peruvian coffee. Lunch and dinner is always home cooked and often consists of fresh fish and seafood. When we say fresh we mean it is caught the same morning by local fishermen!

It is also possible to book 'accommodation only', including just the accommodation and breakfast.

The surf camp also has a bar and offer Laundry service and private parking for all guests.


Arrival to the area is usually done trough Jorge Chavez International Airport (airport code: LIM) located in Lima, the capital of Peru.

Finding an international flight to Lima is usually not a problem. From New York, Atlanta, Miami, Houston, Los Angeles, Toronto, Amsterdam and Madrid you can find direct flights and from most other places in USA and Europe you can usually find a combination of flights with just one stopover. Check with your local travel agency to find a good deal from your hometown.

When you arrive at the airport one of the staff members will meet you and give you a ride to the surf camp. Upon departure you will get a ride back to the airport. Transfer between the surf camp and central Lima is also available.

Transfer is included when you book a surf school or surfari package for a minimum of 5 nights. If you book just accommodation, or less than 5 nights at the camp, the pick up costs an extra 35 USD per car.

This camp is rated 4.5/5

Based on 22 surfing experiences

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As a total beginner I've learned a lot every day and enjoyed the lovely family I could stay with. Fiorella's cooking was amazing! Muchas gracias Male, age 23, from Switzerland
November, 2012
I was one of the best vacations I've ever had!! I loved!! Female, age 37, from Brazil
May, 2012

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