Pacasmayo pretty much works all year round. During December, January and February the waves are a bit smaller because it’s summer and the south swells are not pumping. The wind season starts around May and blows until November, but the winds are not that strong and you can still have glassy mornings and sunsets. Temperatures average around 22°C, with summer averages of 27°C and winter around 18°C. You’ll need a 4/3 wetsuit during the winter and just shorts in summer.
There are a few amazing spots not so far from Pacasmayo, just in case you have the appetite to gorge on more ridiculously long lefts. Legendary Chicama is just 30 km away and offers mind-bendingly long rides. The orientation is almost the same as Pacasmayo, but it needs bigger swells. So Pacasmayo is too big, then it’s the right moment to go to Chicama.
Huanchaco is an extensive sandy beach with a pier and once again, endless lefts. It’s definitely a longboard paradise and was a stop for the longboard pro WSL). At the beach, you can rent a “Caballito de Totora” (ancient reed canoe) and try and catch waves like the ancient Peruvian fisherman did thousands of years ago… SUP