The Ultimate Kitesurf Guide for Peru
If you are planning a kitesurfing holiday or trip to Peru, this is all you should know. A fantastic, honest and detailed guide about kitesurfing in Peru written and published by Axel from Wild Kite Peru.
From south to north, the Peruvian coastline is a desert fringe long of 3,000 kilometers: the perfect set-up for thermic winds to work out! Add this to a great number of lakes and lagoons, and now you can imagine the wide potential of kitesurf spots hosted in Peru.
Most of those spots are to be found in the wildness and you have to be the adventurer kind of kitesurfer going on a road or a boat trip to get the most of it, flying your kite on spots that have never been kitesurfed before. Now I will take the time to inventory here of the major spots in Peru, for the average kite adventurers, who do not have the time or the money to organize such a complicated journey, and also some more alternative spots for the explorers.
Because all types of kitesurfers will find their gold in Peru: beginners, freeriders, freestylers, hydrofoilers, sand kiteboarders… But one kind will especially be super stoked: Wave Riders!
Hosting two of the World’s Longest wave, a huge wave (for surf only), world class tubular waves, and an infinity of other virgin ones,
Peru is indeed a dream for all surfers and wave kitesurfers.
But let’s inventory them now. In Peru, there are three main kitesurfing spots:
1) Mancora (and the north shore)
2) Paracas (south of Lima)
3) Pacasmayo (in between Mancora and Lima)
1) MANCORA - AND THE NORTH SHORE
Endless summer, nice beaches with all types of conditions for free and wave riders.
Mancora is a beautiful place with a perfect climate and the highest statistics of wind. The ideal kitesurf vacations thanks to a mix of paradisiacal and wild deserted beaches, a wide offer of no-wind activities and a lively town to hang out. You can either take kiteboarding lessons or freeride. It is also one of the best (if not the best ;)) spot on earth to ride perfect waves, either for beginners or experts in the field!
Best period from May to December