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Re: Why Peru is not a more popular kite destination?

Postby ciscokitesurfer » Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:03 pm

home location Australia Peruvian born. It takes me 24 hours from Melb to LIma and a Bus drive all night to Pacasmayo. Happy to do it anytime . Pacasmayo has a long waves, side off shore wind and the food in Peru is amazing.





see you soon Pacasmayo.
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Re: Why Peru is not a more popular kite destination?

Postby markymarc » Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:37 pm

Easy. I would never go to Pacasmayo for kiting. Cold water, offshore wind and especially no professional rescue service I guess...
Ever broke a line after the breaks with offshore winds?
:o

On top of that possible criminality and a very long trip..

Sorry..

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Re: Why Peru is not a more popular kite destination?

Postby SonnyRider » Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:27 am

Would love to go, but flight costs and basically two days to get there (two days to get back) take its toll.

Would really love to get on that wave tho' being goofy #heaven ;)
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Re: Why Peru is not a more popular kite destination?

Postby wildk peru » Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:33 pm

Slappysan wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:41 pm
20 degree water in Peru vs. 30 degree water in Brazil ... pretty easy choice.
23 degree to be exact :naughty: At least in the north of Peru, this is the average water temperature and 27 outside temperature, endless summer. I personally kite and surf with a good spring suit in the winter (July - October) and just a jacket during spring (May - July) and Automn (November - December). This is between Warm & Cool, exactly like the types of wax we use here :thumb:

I could not answer before, because I was doing a surf & kite in the south of Chile, where the water is truly cold. With the wetsuit quality nowadays, I must say the experience in cold water has changed a lot.

Personally I prefer cool, or even cold water, and a good adventure than being among crowds.

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Re: Why Peru is not a more popular kite destination?

Postby windmaker » Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:48 am

wildk peru wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:37 pm
Hello,

Why everybody goes to Brazil for their kitesurf holidays ? You will tell me : maybe because the wind is strong and like a fan all day everyday, because there are amazing infinite downwinders, because it is relatively cheap, the water is warm and there are palmtrees. OK that's true! I must reckon Brazil has most advantages every kitesurfers are looking for! :thumb:

But in Peru we also have so many pros too:
> First the wave riding 100 times better than Brazil, with the north shore (Mancora) and Pacasmayo, the longest waves in the World to be ridden with a kite,
> There are all type of spots (waves, flat lagunes, choppy, downwinders possible too)
> There is wind all year depending on the spot
> the statistics of wind are super high!
> we also have palm trees in sunny beaches in the north
> And last but not least: you can kite mostly alone, or with very few other kitesurfers, which mostly make a kite spot very special!
Now yes the water is colder than Brazil. Need a 3/2 for the south and a springsuit for Mancora.

If you want more info about Peru, I have released a complete guide:
https://www.wild-kitesurf-peru.com/kite ... s-in-peru/

Hope you like it! :heartface:
First time I hear someone complain why their (very good) spots are not more popular unless all they really care for is the business...

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Re: Why Peru is not a more popular kite destination?

Postby wildk peru » Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:02 pm

windmaker wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:48 am
wildk peru wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:37 pm
Hello,

Why everybody goes to Brazil for their kitesurf holidays ? You will tell me : maybe because the wind is strong and like a fan all day everyday, because there are amazing infinite downwinders, because it is relatively cheap, the water is warm and there are palmtrees. OK that's true! I must reckon Brazil has most advantages every kitesurfers are looking for! :thumb:

But in Peru we also have so many pros too:
> First the wave riding 100 times better than Brazil, with the north shore (Mancora) and Pacasmayo, the longest waves in the World to be ridden with a kite,
> There are all type of spots (waves, flat lagunes, choppy, downwinders possible too)
> There is wind all year depending on the spot
> the statistics of wind are super high!
> we also have palm trees in sunny beaches in the north
> And last but not least: you can kite mostly alone, or with very few other kitesurfers, which mostly make a kite spot very special!
Now yes the water is colder than Brazil. Need a 3/2 for the south and a springsuit for Mancora.

If you want more info about Peru, I have released a complete guide:
https://www.wild-kitesurf-peru.com/kite ... s-in-peru/

Hope you like it! :heartface:
First time I hear someone complain why their (very good) spots are not more popular unless all they really care for is the business...
My business name being clearly stated as my profile name and the link coming from a website with the same name, I must recognize your perspicacity :thumb:

I have been kitesurfing the Peruvian North shore on my own and with a few friends or guests for 10 years, and I do not mind sharing it with other kitesurfers who come here either with us, or on their own, and this guide I just release will especially help the second category. I know that it can sounds weird when you live on spots close to megalopolis, but it is obviously not the case here, plus most Peruvian people surf and don't kitesurf, that's we still ride mostly alone the big part of the wind season here. With an infinite coastline and being so far from the occidental countries, there is - fortunately - still a big margin before it gets overcrowded here. So, no we don't mind a few more riders more :)
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Re: Why Peru is not a more popular kite destination?

Postby Cab Driver » Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:22 pm

wildk peru wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:02 pm
windmaker wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:48 am
wildk peru wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:37 pm
Hello,

Why everybody goes to Brazil for their kitesurf holidays ? You will tell me : maybe because the wind is strong and like a fan all day everyday, because there are amazing infinite downwinders, because it is relatively cheap, the water is warm and there are palmtrees. OK that's true! I must reckon Brazil has most advantages every kitesurfers are looking for! :thumb:

But in Peru we also have so many pros too:
> First the wave riding 100 times better than Brazil, with the north shore (Mancora) and Pacasmayo, the longest waves in the World to be ridden with a kite,
> There are all type of spots (waves, flat lagunes, choppy, downwinders possible too)
> There is wind all year depending on the spot
> the statistics of wind are super high!
> we also have palm trees in sunny beaches in the north
> And last but not least: you can kite mostly alone, or with very few other kitesurfers, which mostly make a kite spot very special!
Now yes the water is colder than Brazil. Need a 3/2 for the south and a springsuit for Mancora.

If you want more info about Peru, I have released a complete guide:
https://www.wild-kitesurf-peru.com/kite ... s-in-peru/

Hope you like it! :heartface:
First time I hear someone complain why their (very good) spots are not more popular unless all they really care for is the business...
My business name being clearly stated as my profile name and the link coming from a website with the same name, I must recognize your perspicacity :thumb:

I have been kitesurfing the Peruvian North shore on my own and with a few friends or guests for 10 years, and I do not mind sharing it with other kitesurfers who come here either with us, or on their own, and this guide I just release will especially help the second category. I know that it can sounds weird when you live on spots close to megalopolis, but it is obviously not the case here, plus most Peruvian people surf and don't kitesurf, that's we still ride mostly alone the big part of the wind season here. With an infinite coastline and being so far from the occidental countries, there is - fortunately - still a big margin before it gets overcrowded here. So, no we don't mind a few more riders more :)
Wildk is on the money. To get even close to Peru waves in Brazil, you have to go to the south of Brazil in Florianolpolis and it's still not as good. Southern Peru in Paracas also kicks ass. Peru is it's own animal and definitely should be on the bucket list for any adventurer. Make no mistake, Peru is gaining in popularity.

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Re: Why Peru is not a more popular kite destination?

Postby elguapo » Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:52 am

off shore winds...and cold water?



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