There are many surf schools that offer surfing lessons in Huanchaco. Below are a list of a few schools that can help you either with beginner lessons for people just starting out, for advanced surfers with plenty of experience or for anyone in-between with intermediate classes. Generally speaking rates for surfing lessons are $15 USD and $9 a day for surfing equipment rental.
(1) Near the Pier (good for beginners) at Victor Larco Avenue No. 650
(2) Near the entrance of town area called “The Elio” (good for advanced surfers; near where surf contests are held) Avenue LA RIVERA No. 360
At Surf School Muchik they offer surfing rentals, organized surf trips, surfboard repair, and surfing lessons.
Their surf rentals include surfboards, bodyboards, wetsuits, boots, lycra tops, leash, wax and more.
Their surfing instructors have 20 years of experience and teach patience, responsibility and understanding to their surfing students. They are certified professionals who have been awarded surfer of the year by Trujillo League Sufboard.
English speaking instructors are available. They teach to five year olds and up and beginners, intermediate and advanced surfers.
Watch a video of Surf School Muchik instructors teaching their students. View Surf School Muchik website.
Surf Hostel Meri (formerly Surf Hostal Lily)
La Ribera 720, Huanchaco, Trujillo, Peru
Surf School at the adjoining Surf Hostel Meri with surf lessons, surf equipment rentals and custom-made surfboards by Yenth Ccora. Surf trips to other beaches are also offered.
Find out where to stay at surf hostels in Huanchaco.
My Friend Hospedaje
Los Pinos 553, Huanchaco, Trujillo, Peru
My Friend Hospedaje is a one-stop shop with a hostel, restaurant, and surf school. Read more about their hostel on this page.
Indigan Surf School
Dean Saavedra 582, Huanchaco, Peru
Phone: +51 968 309 066
Indiagan Surf School offers lessons and custom surf trips. Surf instructors have between 10 – 14 years of surfing experience.
Indigan Surf is also a hostel, learn more about their hostel on this page.
Visit the Indigan Surf School website.
I’ve spent a while in Hunchaco now and the surf points mentioned here are good, but I found one that I particularly like because of the profesionalism and good surf teachers called The Wave that is one Street down from the Indigan Surf school, right in front of the beach.
Hi Victor –
Thanks so much for your comment and letting me know about this surf school. I did find a Facebook page for The Wave. I will add them to my list here – https://www.facebook.com/thewave.huanchaco
I strolled and the Wave surf school and was told private surf lessons would be 70 Soles or for group 40 Soles. If I wanted to rent just a board and no wetsuit it was 15 Soles. The guy flirted and told me about other tours then I left. The next day I stopped by a different surf school where the prices were much lower. Private lesson was 35 Soles and to rent a board and wet suite was 15 Soles. These prices are normal for the area. Watch out ladies you be changed more at the Wave – don’t be fooled by the flirty hot sales guy.
Thanks for the information about your experiences, Lulu.