They are typical marine vessels of the northern of Peru. There are a tradition preserved from our mochicas ancestors and remain the main tool of the current artisanal fishermen.
They are made based on totora stems and leaves that can carry up 200kg of fishing.
In some beaches of the Peruvian coast, especially in our Huanchaco Beach, it is a fishing tool, they are used to walk to visitors and sporty to run waves of form similar to the surf.
These totora boats can be found embedded in their sand in front of the beach, and for immemorial times this was a symbol of respect of the population to the Peruvian coast.