Giancarlo has over a decade of experience as a certified tour guide and surf instructor. He has been surfing the entire coast of Peru most of his life and he truly wants to share all that Peru has to offer with the world.
I booked this hostel with zero knowledge on surfing but it turned out that this is one of the best spots to learn how to surf. Although my boyfriend and I didn't sign up for the lessons our Host Giancarlo did tell us where we could go and pointed us in the direction of a beach with small waves that was super easy to learn on! Over there i was able to get up twice !!! The hostel was comfortable and the guests there that we met were awesome, we had such a great stay there. The town is very quiet but the beaches are perfect and surfing is is (from what i hear) one of the best spots in the world to learn. p.s. fantastic breakfast included :)
I spent 10 days in waves surf camp in Punta Hermosa. Punta Hermosa is really good for surfing, consistent and a lot of point breaks around the camp. You go surfing twice a day to different spots with the surfvan. Sometimes we also did longer excursions to other spots around. Perfect if you wanna relax and just go surfing for a while.
Giancarlo is a a great guide to this beautiful country, full of information of the history and culture of this fantastic country. Also not to mention offering awesome fun as a surf instructor. Friendly and helpful. So much to enjoy in Punta Hermosa!
This is my second surf trip based out of Punta Hermosa and both times I was lucky enough to have Giancarlo as my guide and instructor, this trip at his own surf camp. Giancarlo has an intimate knowledge of the local surf spots and also of other great spots for extended trips up or down the coast. Do to this knowledge he is able to choose the right spots for you based on ability and conditions and get you in to some of the best surf of your life. This camp is situated in the small town of Punta Hermosa with close access to literally dozens of surf breaks many of which are world famous. The camp itself is clean and comfortable with plenty of space to relax after a day in the water and good filling food to fuel you for the adventure. I would encourage anyone going to this part of Peru for surfing to get in touch with Giancarlo and let him tailor a package to your individual needs. I can't wait to go back in April
We spent five nights at Waves Surf Camp and it was one of the best decisions on our trip to Peru! Giancarlo was an amazing host and he took us everyday to different spots to surf. We were 100% beginners at surfing, so Giancarlo offered us a very affordable all-inclusive package (accomodation, three meals a day, surf gear, daily lessons, transportation etc.) which was great value. Very much recommended!
Brandon Colee Florida
What an excellent experience. We had waves everyday, surfed a wide range waves, both great rights and lefts, there are possibilities for every level of surfer. The accommodations were very comfortable. The home cooked food was delicious. Giancarlo and Edward were great guides with lots of information from the basics ins and out of ever spot, as well as local culture, places to eat and surroundings. As a person who has been on several guided surf trips this place surpassed expectations on many levels. Thank you Giancarlo and Edward for the great experience and great company!
I spent five great days at waves surf camp Peru. Everything is very well organised and perfect for the traveller wanting to surf. Giancarlo is a very friendly host and good surf coach too! The service includes transport to and from Lima which is very useful.
There are so many different beach options to surf nearby, and all levels of surfer can be catered for. I visited during the low season so it was fairly quiet but would happily go back again during the high season.
The accommodation is comfortable, and the staff are friendly and hospitable. Edward is an assistant who helped out with surf lessons and it was great to have another friendly host there. They provide you with the option to have meals at the surf camp which is an affordable option, or alternatively there are many other good restaurant options in town!
Lauren P. Georgia, U.S.
My fiancé and I flew into Lima and Giancarlo the owner of the camp personally came and picked us up from airport. He instantly was extremely friendly and welcoming. He soon became a wonderful friend and guide of Peru and their beaches. When we arrived to the hostel we felt right at home. Everything was extremely lovely and beautiful! We had wonderful breakfast, lunch, and dinner a couple days at well that was fabulous! Every day we went on a new surfing adventure to different local sites that we would have never discovered on our own. Giancarlo was very accommodating to us and took us wherever we needed to go! We had such a wonderful trip and felt very fortunate to stay at waves surf camp! Great views from the room as well for the beach! Very safe and fun cute little town!
Mark M. Florida
Spent a few nights in off-season so just a few people were around. Still good atmosphere, though. Rooms and facilities are nice and clean. Surf and staff are great. If you have the chance join a surf trip.
a traveler Australia
We booked a seven-day surf week to take a break and relax from the touring. Coming from Colombia, Giancarlo was there to meet us at the airport to take us to Punta Hermosa. Giancarlo and Edward (the other instructor) were fantastic towards us, they took care of us ensuring our stay would be as pleasant as possible. The food was really nice, being Australian it was great to see vegemite stored in the fridge, made us feel at home.
The waves were perfect for our level (intermediate and beginner) and were given really good tips from Giancarlo and Ed while in the water. Unfortunately, we came during autumn so there wasn't much happening around town, although from what we heard, in summer the city is absolutely buzzing! Giancarlo, being a tour guide as well, took us to different places surrounding Punta Hermosa I.e pisco tasting and and alien town. Also provided us a lift to and from Lima to spend a night there. Would love to revisit in the summer and have more of a party experience.
Maira P. R.S.
I spent four days at Waves Surf Camp and all I can say is that Giancarlo and staff are awesome! They go out of their way to help with anything you need, and offer transport to any wave as well as non-surfing activities. I was doing lessons and Giancarlo was in the water with me the whole time, even though he had a bad flu. The hostel is located at a very nice spot close to the beach, and is very calm and clean. I highly recommend this place, and can't wait to go back! Hopefully next time I will be a bit more experienced and will be able to surf the larger breaks :)
a traveler Steiermark, Austria
We had such an amazing time in punta hermosa, we felt very very welcome and it was a pleasure spending my birthday at this place !! cheers for showing me around and the good surf we had!!! highly recomment this place ! (all waves are in walking distance btw)
Nicole B. Italy
My experience at Waves Surf Camp Peru was absolutely exceptional. I spent there four days surfing, eating, exploring the surroundings. Giancarlo was great both as a surf instructor and tour guide. The camp is walking distance to the main beaches and the room were clean and spacious. I can't wait to go back! I would definitely recommend it.
We went to Peru, visit Machu Picchu in February 2016 and decided to finis or journey at Wave surf camp Peru in Lime. Giant Carlos was waiting for us at the airport. Thing that I appricied because I hear some bad stories about taxi in Lima. The surf camp is great! Nice room amazing view of the ocean. People are friendly and helpful, I had question about my returning flight and Giant Carols call a friend that works for Delta and answer all my questions. The food was good we tried new thing, it was the best food that we eat in all Peru. The surf camp is in a safe neighborhood, there is gates and security agents. There is many nice beaches to surf and good waves. Thank you Giant Carlos.
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