Peru: an inside view

Discussion in 'All Discussions' started by trevolution, Feb 3, 2017.

  1. Mr.Belmar

    Mr.Belmar Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2010
    Hey Trev- some tips...

    It's been at least 10/15 years since I have been there...

    There is a fun break about 30 min south of Lima called loco roco- crazy rocks- fun right point.

    One bit of advise that a Peruvian even followed- don't travel after dark while outside of cities. Seriously. At least it was that way a few years ago. So when we traveled to chicama from Lima it took us two days to get there as I recall. We actually hired a purivian from Lima to drive us- jorco. He was a friend of a friend - a trust worthy guy. He wouldn't travel at night even being a puriavian and even got us out of the cops pulling us over any trying to bribe us- 2 times...

    Anyways - have fun. It's memories that will last forever!
  2. Mr.Belmar

    Mr.Belmar Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2010
    If you find it- here is loco roco (or so we where told) you can see some guys paddling out in the wash on the rights if you zoom in - and some cool steps from Lima

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  3. Mr.Belmar

    Mr.Belmar Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2010
    Here is on the way to chicama- our Peruvian driver friend jurco in the yellow- and mr Belmar in the white... also I pic from chicama when we arrived... IMG_0146.jpg IMG_0174.jpg

    Post some pics of Peru when you have time would love to see what it looks like now!
  4. Mr.Belmar

    Mr.Belmar Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2010
    Now I'm just looking thru old pics reminiscing... can't wait to hear about your trip!

    Here is a pic of the back streets of chicama... and is this old lady still cooking/serving food out front of the point in the restaurant?
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  5. trevolution

    trevolution Well-Known Member

    Feb 16, 2012
    Sick dude! yea its pretty awesome down here, just got a full meal at the supermarket in the most expensive part of lima for less then 7 bucks including beer. Chicken, lentils and rice. Not bad man, looking forward to the price drop outta town but **** man my local burrito spot in oregon doesnt have a meal for less than 10 bux. And theres local menus around town for like 2 or 3 bux. I would travel here even if i couldnt surf just for the quality and price of food. And the eye candy around here aint bad either.

    Everyone thinks im crazy for not partying but im pretty commited to my girlfriend for now and id rather surf all day and read books all night. Theres a reason my nickname is oltrev and im only ****ing 24. Save the money for travelling. Still an alcoholic though, it comes with the territory being a firefighter.

    Definitly not travelling at night, or even really going out of my accomodations. I can see how that could lead to waking up on ice with a kidney missing or worse...

    thanks for the advice and pics, your stoaking my fire even more for the real peru trip that will come in the coming weeks.
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2017
  6. kidde rocque

    kidde rocque Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2016
    That pic of Chicama is stoking my fires...yikes
  7. Mr.Belmar

    Mr.Belmar Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2010
    Dude... that's only like 1/3 of the wave... just imagine
  8. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    Suite... the best is yet to come!
  9. Mr.Belmar

    Mr.Belmar Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2010
    So I was looking thru more pics- here is a pic of chicama looking to the right- kinda connecting to the previous pic. When it's bigger it connects the whole way. If it's less then cheat hi it might not...

    Also- trev- when you get there- make sure to talk a walk UP AROUND the point- there are two other point breaks above that (up around the cove on he left when your looking straight on) and it will be slightly bigger. There is a nice place to jump off some boulders way up the point(not seen in the pic) that will put you in a good spot. We learned from watching the locals... by the time you make it to that inside portion (of the pic) your legs will be tired from surfing and you may actually find your self bored of riding for so long... seriously. Just time out you trip when it's huge in Lima. Like over 12 ft in Lima- chicama just starts to go off at like head hi
  10. Mr.Belmar

    Mr.Belmar Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2010
    I'm stoked for you bro! Report back!!
  11. trevolution

    trevolution Well-Known Member

    Feb 16, 2012
    Yea man just got to punta Hermosa and surfed the wedgy inside right at playa Norte and scored a few chest to head peelers at la isla all the way to the sand. Fun tranquillo stuff.
  12. jettyflea

    jettyflea Well-Known Member

    Apr 12, 2013
    I would love to surf a left like that.
  13. kidde rocque

    kidde rocque Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2016
    What's new Trev?

    Update prease
  14. trevolution

    trevolution Well-Known Member

    Feb 16, 2012
    Sup homies! Its been quite an interesting few days since I posted last. I went down to Punta Hermosa and finally scored. Stayed at this place called the Punta Hermosa Surf Hostel. One block away from the surf spot La Isla, and run by this super chill shredder/family man named carlos. Got my private room for 30 bux a night had a tv and hot shower king sized bed, balcony yadayada. rooftop lounge area overlooking the ocean and totally populated by surfers.

    Didnt have my stick so carlos was nice enough to let me use his whole quiver for a nominal fee, which I did for two days when the waves were small. Surfed La Isla every morning, on his fish, senoritas every afternoon on his thruster, and returned to La Isla for a surf till dark. Probably logged at least 6 hours plus per day in the water.

    Got washed up on the rocks at Senoritas (the urchins suck balls, still pulling spines out of my fingers) but my homie showed me how to dig em out before they get infected.

    The food is absolutely amazing, you can get a 3 course meal with beer for less than 3 dollars, the only down side is that you WILL get the runs automatically at somepoint down here (whats a good third world surf trip without a case of the ****s right).

    As far as the old "bring your board/buy your board" debate that was going on in the "longboards to chicama" thread I think I solved the issue.

    DONT BRING A BOARD UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. Fly directly to Lima, take a reliable car service or score a ride, or take the bus if your feeling like it down to Punta Hermosa. Snag a taxi or publico to Feeling Board surf shop outside of town along the old Pan American Highway. They have hundreds of used and new boards for extremely cheap because of all the gringos that bought there boards down and didnt want to pay to bring them home.

    I scored a slightly used Al/merrick proton 6'0 for $100. Im talking entirely white, new track pad, no buckles, almost out of the shaping den board. There were countless others like it there, longboards etc. Yea its kinda small, and I may need to trade it up for a step up at some point but the fact of the matter is i now have my poker chip that I could easily resell for 200 or more in the states.

    All the other shops I ran into dont compare, even in Lima, although you can get new Klimax boards for 250 bux in Lima and get a multitude of different shapers to make you a stick for around 300 dollars.

    Last night I surfed the Isla it was well overhead and pumping, no wind with only a handful of guys out. absolutely amazing, totally maxed out my new merrik, got the slaps going down on the bottom turn.

    Met a sick old homie who was the original Brazillian on the North Shore Oahu in the 70's. Surfed pipe, crashed at jerry lopez's beach house on the reg, first sponsered man in Brazil etc. Hes still in the industry filming, and organizing the ISQ down here in South America. Showed me all the pictures to back it up. Still can shred way harder than i ever could at age 60. Smoked me down before the La Isla session, and as soon as I got high (first time since ive been here) the swell jumped up and the spot turned on.

    Gotta love those magic windows. Tommorrow I leave for Cuzco, Macchu Picchu, and some long awaited p u s s y from my girlfriend. Left my board in Punta Hermosa and will return at the begining of march to pick up where I left off.
  15. nopantsLance

    nopantsLance Well-Known Member

    Aug 15, 2016
    Sounds like you're pretty much dialed in Trev- look forward to the updates
  16. Kanman

    Kanman Well-Known Member

    May 5, 2014
    Sounds like your trip is going good. We live vicariously through you on this trip. Have fun and stay safe. Keep the updates coming.
  17. kidde rocque

    kidde rocque Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2016
    Dude, your karma is coming up spades. Totally stoked to hear things going so well.

    So, "Buena Suerte" or should I say "Bon Chance" when La Fille gets into town. Don't worry about the buoys, you take care of the girl over the next part of the journey but make sure to get back to us when you start roaming those left points.

    Ha los vemos, el que mas Frothy.

    P.S. - I don't think we ever got a pic of your GF
  18. PA_KOOK

    PA_KOOK Well-Known Member

    Apr 4, 2016
    Got damn, Trev manages to feed the stoke and jealousy at the same time. Great report and intel on the trip so far.
  19. headhigh

    headhigh Well-Known Member

    Jul 17, 2009
    6 week trip.... fock i'm in the wrong business. Sounds amazing so far.

    buen viaje amigo.
  20. revelwoacause

    revelwoacause Member

    Feb 14, 2012
    if you see flashlights on the beach at night, they are hookers