- 04 January 2013 | Surfing
Chicama, in the North of Peru, is probably the longest ocean wave for surfing in the world. The lost jewel of Latin America offers an endless two-kilometer (1.25 miles) ride with close-outs, reforming and barreling sections.
Chicama is one of the best waves for surfing because of its long, creative and challenging wave face. It's the ideal surf spot in Peru for Guinness World Records.
Cristobal de Col, for example, has pulled 34 maneuvers in one single wave ride for the books of history. Chicama is the wave that dreams are made of.
The pleasure of surfing endless waves can also be enjoyed in Costa Rica. The well-known spot of Pavones will present you with long left-handers that can last for three minutes.
The Pavones wave is remote peak and demands a previous study of the swell charts. If you see a Southern swell approaching, pack your bags and prepare for the longest ride of your life. Robby Naish has loved Pavones.
The surf spot of La Libertad, located in El Salvador, is a long wave, too. It breaks for more than 200 meters and can be surfed by all surfers, from beginners to advanced wave riders.
In Australia, the Gold Coast offers one of the longest possible rides in the world. It's the famous connection from Snapper-to-Kirra. Like a freight train, you take-off at Snapper Rocks and surf all the way to Kirra, in a total of two kilometers (1.25 miles), thanks to the Superbank.
With a good offshore winds and a consistent size, Jeffreys Bay may produce one of the longest rides in the planet. Luckily, you'll catch a wave in Boneyards and enjoy the powerful right-hand barrels to The Point. That is one kilometer (0.6 miles) of pure joy.
In 2004, Picuruta Salazar rode the Pororoca wave for 37 minutes and 12,2 kilometers (7.4 miles). That's a very long ride for a surfer. Located in the middle of the Brazilian Amazon, Pororoca is a tidal bore wave.
The river wave can only be surfed three days, between February and March. The powerful energy of the Pororoca will push you in a endless ride through piranhas and natural debris.