Puerto Chicama is a small coastal town in the region of La Libertad, northwestern Peru, 70 kilometers north of Trujillo City. It is an ideal destination for a Peru Surf Trip.

The coastal strip around Chicama set the stage for the rise of many pre-Columbian cultures, such as the pre-Ceramic Huaca Prieta civilization, which is more than 5,000 years old and the Cupisnique, which is more than 3,000 years old, making a surf trip to Chicama a fascinating adventure back in time.

The La Libertad province is also the region where the Andes mountains come closest to the coast, creating a desert coast climate and ensuring moderate temperatures and blue skies almost constantly throughout the year. Water temperatures come in at a cool 18-21 degrees centigrade, so we recommend a 3/2mm wetsuit for comfortable surfing. If you are particularly sensitive to the cold, please consider bringing a 3/4mm.

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Chicama is most well known in international surfing for being one of the longest left hand waves in the world. With the right conditions, this left-hand point break offers rides of 2.2 kms! Rides of up to 2 and a half minutes are possible, giving surfers time and space to perfect maneuvers and progress their technique at unrivalled speeds.

On an average day, the point break is split into 6 takeoff zones, named El Cape, El Point, Las Dos Tetas, El Hotel, El Hombre and El Malecon. The 6 take-offs offer subtly different waves, meaning that there are always options to tailor the experience to our client’s level and preference. There are a number of other great surf spots around Chicama which are also options for a variety of conditions.

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Your Safari Surf Adventures surf coaching program will be led by our experienced and passionate local team. We will guide you to level appropriate waves and employ the unique SSA training curriculum in and out of the water.

A key component of our teaching philosophy is video and photo reviews, helping to track your progress and giving you focussed goals to work on throughout the program. All progress tracking, photos and videos we take of you are yours to take home at the end of your SSA adventure, giving you a great reference for continued progression whenever and wherever you surf.



Safari Surf Adventures has partnered with the best hotel in the area to run our surf camp program. Specifically designed with surfers in mind and located overlooking Chicama’s famous point break. Our hotel offers a place where relaxation and comfort are the norm. Enjoy the infinity pool, purify mind and body at the spa, take a warm and relaxing bath at our jacuzzi, and taste their exquisite Peruvian gastronomy, while taking in a truly one-of-a-kind sunset.

Our partner hotel’s rooms are furnished to provide the utmost comfort to guests. They all have a private bathroom and either King or twin beds depending on the type of room. All rooms have a private terrace where guests can enjoy Chicama´s beautiful sunsets.

The spa strives to combine elements that promote a healthy body and a healthy mind. Water occupies the lead role in offering a truly relaxing experience, with a sauna and jacuzzi circuit that can be complemented by soothing post-surf massages. The hotel also offers a fully equipped gym. If you’re looking to use our surf camp to get into the shape of your life, combining surfing and strengthening sessions will ensure you go home at your peak.

Our hotel’s restaurant enjoys a spectacular ocean view. Its architecture is an ode to the houses built in the 1940s in Peru´s famous coastal towns. At the bar our guests enjoy the best local cocktails. The menu is diverse and exquisite, it includes seafood, local dishes and pastas, prepared with the best local ingredients.

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  • Round trip transportation from Trujillo Airport (TRU) to Chicama Resort and back via private shuttle taxi
  • (7) Nights accommodations at the gorgeous hotel accommodations overlooking the world famous left point break
  • (3) Gourmet meals each day
  • All waters, juices, coffee
  • All land and sea transportation to all of the surf spots around the island
  • Daily surf sessions with surf coach in the water / surf sessions videoed
  • Daily surf analysis sessions with our surf coach to break down your current surf skill set and focus on improving your overall approach in catching and surfing waves
  • Safari Surf Adventures concierge / staff to help with on location details if / when needed
  • Participation in some local adventure / cultural activities
  • Copy of all video & photographs of your surf trip
  • Final video analysis – providing you a guideline on what you need to continue to develop as you move forward with your surfing


  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Insurance (we recommend everyone to carry an insurance to cover health / injuries, damage, travel). You will need to sign a liability waiver with SSA
  • Wetsuit (possible to rent)


Cultural Pre-Inca Experiences

Pre-Inca mud temples, citadels and tombs are accessible in the local area around Chicama and are among some of the most important Peruvian archeological sites.

Trujillo City

Trujillo, Peru’s third most populous city, is a one hour drive from Chicama and is well known for its fantastic cuisine and local dance; The Marinera. There are also opportunities to wander the historic old town along the banks of the Moche river.


Puerto Chicama is a relatively poor fishing community with strong roots in ocean trades. Paint this on the rugged desert backdrop of the natural coastline and you have the opportunity to take some fascinating and varied photographs.



Your Safari Surf Adventures surf coaching program will be led by our experienced and passionate local team. We will guide you to level appropriate waves and employ the unique SSA training curriculum in and out of the water.

In all our locations, SSA supports local projects which help alleviate the problem of marine little and marine plastics. On every surf adventure with us, you will have the opportunity to learn more and get involved with our sustainability vision.