David took some "time off" from Brasil and explored the pacific ocean at Peru. Here are his experiences:
With the end of the summer in September the thermic winds come to an end as well in Barcelona. Therefore it’s time to move on to the next destination. It’s been already two months since I left Spain to head up to a better (meaning windier) spot.
Usually around this time of the year I’ve been training in Brazil for a little bit more than five weeks, but this time around I decided to take a small break from the freestyle side of the sport and from Brazil in general to focus on just waveriding. Although Brazil has good waves, what a better place for waveriding than Peru?
So here I am, at Lima Airport, waiting for my flight back to Brazil while looking back at 3 amazing weeks in Peru. I can say this country really has taken my breath away, I was really not expecting this amazing conditions that I found.
My favorite of all was Lobitos, a tiny village in northern Peru, about an hour away from Mancora. The spot is just perfect: endless sets of perfect barrels and waves (which you can ride for at least 100 meters), wind blowing side-off shore, bottom being sand and almost no kites on the water.
It’s true, that the local surfers can be a bit “unfriendly” sometimes, but if you respect them and give them priority you should have no problems at all.
In case Lobitos is too crowded, you can try other spots close by. For example “Generales” or you move 500km south and try Pacasmayo.
But Peru does not only offer great spots, but rich culture as well. For example the stunning “Machu Picchu”, which I had to visit and be the one additional gringo there.
Summing it up in one word I can describe it all as: “buenazo”!!
Life is a journey. Kiteboarding has taken us to the best spots on the planet and allowed us to get to know the local kiters from all corners of the globe. At the same time we have been able to delve into the technology behind the products that we use on a daily basis and catch a glimpse behind the scenes of the kite industry. There are many interesting characters behind the products and it became clear to us, that CORE is not only made up of a team from the Fehmarn Island but instead is made up of people from the world’s beaches. Therefore we became a part of something much bigger.
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