Peru International Surfing Championships

Annual surfing competition held in Lima, Peru, from 1956 to 1974, usually in February or March; the second international contest, following the Makaha International, and for many years one of the sport's biggest and most prestigious events.

The Peru International Surfing Championships were conceived, developed, and underwritten by Club Waikiki, the upscale Lima beachfront surfing association, and directed by club member Carlos Rey y Lama. The 1956 debut event was little more than a friendly ...