Many argue that the origins of surfing can be found in La Libertad in the coastal fishing town of Huanchaco in northern Peru when – nearly 3,000 years ago – local fishermen crafted reed boats called caballitos de totora to surf the long-breaking waves to snatch fish from the ocean waters.
Present-day Huanchaco offers a host of surf schools available to get you on the waves. Whether you’re new the a surf board or can hang ten with the best, Huanchaco has you covered with accomplished surf teachers ready to take you to the next level.
Surfing lessons are generally $15 USD and renting surf equipment will run about $9 a day.
Below are a few schools that can help you get out on the waves. See the end of this post for Huanchaco Surf Report and photo of the caballitos de totora.
1) Near the Pier (good for beginners) at Victor Larco Avenue No. 650
2) Near the entrance of town area called “The Elio” (good for advanced surfers; near where surf contests are held) Avenue LA RIVERA No. 360
At Surf School Muchik they offer surfing rentals, organized surf trips, surfboard repair, and surfing lessons.
Their surf rentals include surfboards, bodyboards, wetsuits, boots, lycra tops, leash, wax and more.
Their surfing instructors have 20 years of experience and teach patience, responsibility and understanding to their surfing students. They are certified professionals who have been awarded surfer of the year by Trujillo League Sufboard.
English speaking instructors are available. They teach to five year olds and up and beginners, intermediate and advanced surfers. View Surf School Muchik website.
The surf school offers surfing lessons as well as renting all of the equipment you’ll need – surfboards, bodyboards, paddle boards, wetsuits, leashes, finns.
Looking for the ultimate surf trip souvenir? How about a custom built surf board by in-house shaper Yenth Ccora? Also available for sale are new and used boards.
Surf lessons with professional surf instructors and equipment rental can be arranged.
Address: Los Pinos 553, Huanchaco, Trujillo, Peru
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Indigan Surf School offers lessons and custom surf trips. Surf instructors have between 10 – 14 years of surfing experience. They have instructors that speak Spanish, English and German.
Address: Dean Saavedra 582, Huanchaco, Peru
Phone: (+51) 968 309 066
Surfing in Punta Huanchaco, Trujillo, Peru will give you the experience of riding some of the longest breaks in the world. Below is a Surf Report including swell height and 7-day forecast for Punta Huanchaco, Peru.