Chicama

Chicama

Piura, Nothern Peru, Peru

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User Rating

Difficulty 6

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Break frequency 4

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144 days a year

Standard Wave

Wave Direction

Swell Direction

2.0m - 2.5m Swell

Wind Direction

Tide

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spot author

Username: longinus

Date created: 15/06/2008

recommended board

general information

Basically, this is the longest wave in the world - need we say more?

Yes we should, chicama breaks right out the front of the busy port town of Chicama. The working class town is a little gritty and a little hard to negotiate if you no hablo the Espaniole. With a solid swell here of superior period, the wave is truly extraordinary, 600m plus sets are the norm along with the peculiar sensation of exploding thighs at the end of your ride. Only the Superbank in Coolangatta, Australia comes close to this and Chicama isn't dependant on sand pumping. A schism has formed within the local surfing community with some surferers taking boats back into the lineup after their 10 minute ride whilst others are content to make the 30 minute walk back out ot the point, reflecting on the last ride. Prudence would say the visiting surfer should do likewise to avoid the immediate asshat stamp from the local crew.

Wave length

600m+

Share with

11-20

Best months

May - September

Equipment

Body Board, Short board, Long board

Wave type

Standard

Access

Long Paddle, Long Walk, Boat/Jet Ski

Hazards

Rips

5 Day Forecast

5 day forecast not available.

Air - Sea - Swell - Wind

  • Spring suit
  • Spring suit
  • 3/2 steamer
  • 3/2 steamer

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2M / F4

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1M / F4

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2M / F4

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1M / F4

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