Lima, Peru. The City government completed a community project involving the installation of powerful LED lights to encourage surfing at night along La Pampilla beach, Miraflores district. The lights were installed atop four 59-foot posts and each light is designed to illuminate a 200-meter radius. This project makes the beach the very first in South America where surfers can surf at night.
Lima Mayor Luis Castañeda called the project “a beautiful opportunity for lovers of this Sport (Surfing) that do not practice it in the day for diverse reasons”. “We have the first beach in Latin America that has lighting for the surfers, and this work will benefit the night sport, those who come to practice sport at sea and neighbors who want to appreciate the landscape with their families. Very beautiful,” the mayor added.
While this is a first beach of this kind in Latin America, this is not the first time that a beach has been lighted up for the purpose of night surfing. But this is the first time it were a public project funding the illumination for the purpose of surfing. It simply demonstrates the city of Lima’s commitment to continue developing the local surf community.