Urcia Surf School Text

Established by professional surfers, Urcia Surf School teaches all levels, from beginners to advanced and competitive surfers.

The surf school is located in front of the beach “El Elio” in Huanchaco, where you can always count on good surfing conditions.


The home of surfing
The Urcia family surf school is based in their home town, the UNESCO World Surfing Reserve of Huanchaco, Peru. Surfing originated in Huanchaco with traditional reed boats, Caballitos de Totora. On days off from surfing you can take a caballito tour and even fish and prepare your own ceviche. Learn more about caballitos with us.

Read our definitive guide to surfing in Huanchaco.


About Urcia Surf School

The three Urcia brothers; John, Giancarlos and Juninho, have excelled in surfing competitions since they were young. They opened their first surf school together in 2002.

Giancarlos now manages a surf school in California and Juninho is travelling around the world competing in the World Surf League Qualification Tour.

John specialized in training Juninho and other professional surfers.

John continues to share his many years of surf experience and coaching in Huanchaco at Urcia Surf School.

We offer

Surf Lessons

Surf Lessons

Improve your surfing whatever your level, from beginner to competitive



Hire longboards, shortboards, funboards, boogie boards, wetsuits, boots, and more



Go on surf trips to Chicama, Puemape, Pacasmayo and sandboarding

Caballito Tours

Learn about Caballito de Totora, go fishing and make your own ceviche

Urcia Surf School
Los Cerezos 114 (y Av. La Ribera)
Huanchaco, La Libertad, Peru
Thursday to Tuesday 8:30AM – 6:30PM | Closed Wednesday

info@urciasurfschool.com | +51 979 698 547 | Facebook |Instagram

Urcia Surf School

Los Cerezos 114, Huanchaco 13011, Peru

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