In 1961 John Severson ,the creator of The Surfer Magazine, showed up at our surf club in Lima Peru. He had with him several copies of the first issue of The Surfer.
He told us he had researched weather patterns and checked out world maps and decided that Peru had the best location to receive the constant surf originated by the storms in the Roaring Forties.
After surfing and hanging with us, he asked us if we had explored the coast. We were baffled and answered no. Why would we want to? At that time we surfed in front of the club and had our big wave spot an hour to the south. John explained that it was good to explore in search of other good waves. We really could not see the point, but decided to go for a drive. Sure enough, we discovered several of Peru’s best waves.
Now half a century later those waves are the heart of the two best surf towns close to the city, Lima.
From the Real Estate point of view this is a real opportunity due to the fact that the capital of Peru, Lima has over ten million residents, and like most big cities traffic congestion is a serious problem. Many Lima residents have found that it takes them an hour to drive to their office. Because there is a good freeway, if you drive out of Lima going South, it takes about ah hour to get to either of these two surf towns. This means that we are at the start of a trend where people are considering the advantages and benefits of living in a small town close to the ocean, rather than in a big city. I know these two towns well and they are where we will be staying during our Peru Real Estate tour.
This area south of Lima has consistent surf 12 months out of the year. I have found in my surf travels, and you may agree, consistency is at the top of my requirement list. This area South of Lima is undoubtedly one of the most consistent surf areas on the planet, and that important factor has not yet been priced into these properties. Here you will find tomorrows properties at yesterdays prices
Welcome to Peru!