Pacasmayo wind and waves work pretty much all year round. During December, January and February the waves are a bit smaller because it is summer and the south swells are not pumping. The wind season starts in May and blows until November. I was there during August and September and most of the time I was perfect on a 4.5 sail and 76 litre board. The average annual temperature is 22°C., the max average is 27 and the minimum average is 17. You’ll need a 5/4 or 4/3 wetsuit during the winter (July, August & September) and just shorts in summer.
There are a few amazing spots close to Pacasmayo. Chicama is just 30 Kms. away and it has beautiful long and peeling waves. The orientation is almost the same as Pacasmayo, but it needs bigger swells. So if Pacasmayo is too big, then to go to Chicama.
(Editor’s note – Chicama holds the Guinness world record for the longest wave ridden by a windsurfer, set by Camille Juban, who sailed one wave for 7 minutes and 3 seconds!)
Huanchaco is a beautiful long beach with a pier and once again, endless lefts. A longboard paradise. At the beach, you’ll be able to rent a traditional reed boat (“Caballito de Totora”) and try it in the ocean.
For tourist days you can visit the pyramids in Jequetepeque Valley or the archaeological sites of Chan-Chan or El Brujo.