TRANSPORTATION Airport transfers will be provided to teams that confirm arrival dates and flight information in advance. Transportation from the hotel to the beach during the contest days will be provided.
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The legendary Punta Rocas is a pointbreak mainly rights that receive waves from two to fifteen feet. It is located 42 kilometres south of the Peruvian capital, Lima, a seaside resort in Punta Negra.
Punta Rocas is one of the most classic waves in the world when it comes to surfing championship as in 1965 when some of the best surfers competed there. It was in ‘65 when the first World Surf Championship was defeated by a Latino, Peruvian Felipe Pomar took the crown off of the final Champion Defender, Midget Farrelly of Australia.
Since then, Punta Rocas has been a classic for International Championships, with the presence of some of the best surfers in history, as the legendary Gerry Lopez, Barry Kanaiapuni, Larry Bertleman and Buttons Kailuhiokalani, among others.
You should ALWAYS drink bottled water, which is cheap and easy to find.
The Peruvian currency is the SOL. US $1 is equivalent to 2.92 soles.
Most boards should be 6’0’’ to 6’6’’ and maybe 7’0’’ to 7’8’’ for special days. Take note that around the Punta Hermosa area, there are waves that can reach 10 to 12 feet moving big masses of water, like Punta Rocas, Kon Tiki or Peñascal, where other kind of surfboards should be used.
In a few days, the event host will be sending you tourist information from Perú. Including Surfing trips to the most famous surfing spots like Chicama (the longest left in the world), Pacasmayo, San Gallán, Máncora, Lobitos, Cerro Azul, Centinela, Bermejo, etc. Cultural or adventure trips to the lost city of Machu Pichu, the Nazca lines, the exotic jungle, the white cordillera of Huaraz, etc.
NEAREST AIRPORT: Jorge Chavez International Airport - Lima