Did someone say tired legs?

This is one of the world’s longest left-hand, sand -bottom point breaks with the possibility of rides of over 1km. What more do you need to know?!

Chicama is a long ol’ point break with different sections to suit different abilities in a variety of conditions. We’ll guide you to what’s right for you, we’ll hold your hands (metaphorically speaking, physically too though if you want!) and we won’t push anybody out of their comfort zone.

This isn’t the full-on kamikaze-style reef breaks of Indonesia. The wave at Chicama is well-shaped, has fast and moderately hollow sections, breaks over soft sand, and is forgiving for those surfers that can complete basic manoeuvres.

Of course, on its day Chicama can provide leg-burning waves, but even on an average session the wave will offer up fun, playful sections that are suitable for different levels of surfer.

This Pop-Up is aimed for all surfing abilities from beginners & early stage learners through to the most advanced of shredders. The waves out the front of our accommodation are suitable to everyone.

Surf Lessons

As with our retreats in Portugal, Sri Lanka and India we’ll be offering lessons to all levels of surfer.

The level 1 surfer that is looking to catch their first waves, the level 2 surfer that is looking to explore unbroken waves for the first time, or the level three surfer that is looking to improve on their basic manoeuvres and how to handle themselves in more challenging waves.

We’ll be offering you 5 surf lessons throughout the week with a rest day to help you recuperate.

We’ll offer the lessons in the mornings and have second ‘free surf sessions’ together to practice what we’ve learnt. We’re really excited to be staying as close to the surf as is possible without getting wet. This means that when we’re not eating, relaxing or getting our bend on we can be in the water.

Video Analysis

A couple of times throughout your week our hosts and instructors will be on hand to get some videos of your surf sessions, and reviewing it mid-week to help you to improve your surfing skill set and to maximise your time on the waves.

Tow Back

We’ll have a handy tow-back service to share amongst all of us, it’s a long paddle back to the point.

Day Tripper

‘What if the waves are too small?’, I hear you shout!

Or maybe you’re just so god darn tired of surfing one of the world’s longest left-hand point breaks that you fancy a little change. Included in the cost of this package is a day trip to check out more of the waves or historical sights that this area of Peru has to offer.

*Note that there is one day trip per week and if we all decide to stay out for the whole day, lunch will not be included.

Water temp.

April/May is close to the dry-season in the west of South America. The temperature of the Pacific hovers around 19 degrees, so we recommend that you bring a 3/2 mm or 4/3 mm wetsuit. There are wetsuits available that you can hire in surf shops around town if you don’t have your own suit.


Chicama is an isolated area and there is not a huge selection of good boards available. If you don’t want to bring your own board, or are new to surfing, just let us know well in advance and we’ll contact local hire providers to reserve one for you.