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Experience a bit of Indo in northern Peru as you walk on the beach bathing in the sun that shines all year round. Wake up with the rushing of the waves and sun rays coming in through your window and relax in one of the twenty hammocks that are swaying between the trunks of the huge palm trees.
During the surf camp, you will be provided four nights of accommodation. Accommodation will be in rustic Balinese style bungalows. There are many places where you can relax, and hammocks, campfires, music, BBQ and more are possible.
The 12 bungalows surrounding the pool are made of materials like bamboo and are combined with typical elements of the region. They maintain a harmonious balance between the place and nature. Facilities include pool and Wi-Fi. Laguna Surf Camp allows our guests to disconnect from the big cities, and that is one of the reasons they do not have televisions in the rooms.
The great experience of Pilar Irigoyen, together with her surf teacher's team, make her surf school one of the best in all of Mancora. The Peruvian north coast has excellent conditions for water sports, especially those that depend on the perfect waves and wind. Surfing in Mancora is almost a religion: from small local children to seniors from Lima, living here in front of the warm beaches of northern Peru.
Most of the more than 20 different points on the beaches of Piura and Tumbes are lefts hand, the most perfect when wind conditions and swell direction are ideal. Both summer swells (north and northwest) and winter swells (south and southwest) allow specific surf beaches break differently, so almost all year round, there are waves at Mancora and nearby beaches.
It is for this reason that is difficult to recommend which surfing season is the best time to surf during the year. Some beaches, like Lobitos, works best with south swells (S, better SW and SSW) from April to November and on the other hand, in summer (November to March) Los Organos and beaches such as Cabo Blanco are exceptional.
Mancora receives both summer and winter swells (expect swells too little and south, like S and SSW), resulting in a long left wave (reef break), very consistent, with several sections during the wave. The tourism and quality and consistency of the wave have made Mancora a semi crowd wave on this days: there are usually an average of 25 people in the water, many apprentices, some more experimented surfers and a strong dose of local surfers.
The waves in the area never exceed three meters, and in general, the surfers come to this stretch of coastline looking for perfection more that big waves. Cabo Blanco (35 kilometers south of Mancora) is considered the most perfect wave all over Peru.
The crowd and poor consistent of this beach (breaks no more than eight times a year) make it sometimes tedious to surf, but being inside in a good barrel at Cabo Blanco is a dream come true: tubular and perfect from beginning to end. Mancora is usually between one and two meters high.
Waves as Panic Point and El Hueco (Lobitos) are the most aggressive and can reach up to 3 meters in size, perfect waves, long and tubular.
This surf camp will be held in Mancora, Peru. For more than ten years, Laguna Surf Camp has kept itself a quiet, relaxed place in the middle of a paradise with palm trees, just a few meters away from the beach of Mancora. Laguna Surf Camp is located less than 100 meters from the beach, and 500 meters from the surf point.
Mancora, Peru is located on the Pacific coast at the kilometer 1165 of the Panamerican Highway, 120 kilomeers south from the Northern Peru – Ecuador border, and 1165 kilometers north of Lima, capital city of Peru. Mancora, with approximately 10,000 inhabitants, is the seaside spot located on the northern side of Talara province in the Department of Piura, Northern Peru.
The closest city from Mancora is Talara (approximately 150,000 inhabitants, with a commercial airport), capital of the province, located 72 kilometers to the town of Mancora. To the north, the nearest town is Tumbes (capital of the same name), located 100 kilometers from Mancora.
Beside Mancora (and its beaches like Pocitas and Playa El Amor), the beaches of Los Organos, Vichayito, El Ñuro, Cabo Blanco, and Lobitos are located on the same Talara province (Piura).
You will be served continental breakfast daily. The amazing local cuisine is based on fresh fish (tuna, grouper and marlin among others) and seafood.
Do not take tap water in Mancora nor in nearby beaches. Buy bottled water. Pura Vida is a local bottled water company, with very good prices when you buy directly from their plant.
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