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Peru 'one of the top surfing spots'

04 November 2011 09:17

Peru has been called one of the top surfing spots in the world

Peru has been called one of the top surfing spots in the world

Tourists planning adventure holidays may be interested in considering Peru as a possible destination, after the South American nation was named one of the top surfing spots in the world, on par with South Africa, Brazil and Australia.

The growing popularity of surfing in the country was highlighted by Guillermo Gonzales, president of Peru's Surf Federation, who said the sport has reached a "golden age".

Mr Gonzales told Andina that an increasing number of people are taking up the sport, drawing inspiration from the 2004 World Surfing champion Sofia Mulanovich, and surfers such as Cristobel del Col and Gabriel Villaran.

He said: "Our global team practically consists of 16 and 17-year-olds. So there is enough talent for Peru to remain among the surfing elite."

Tourists planning to go surfing in Peru need to make sure that they have taken out a comprehensive sports travel insurance policy before jetting off.