Pororoca: Surfing the Amazon

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Pororoca: Surfing the Amazon

An expedition into the heart of the Amazon Jungle to ride the longest wave on Earth.

With the dry season drawing to a close and the full moon setting in the West, a great roar - "Pororoca" in the native Indian dialect - can be heard throughout the Amazon's mouths.

With the rivers at an absolute minimum the vast Atlantic tides are about to hurl the waters straight back with a devastating fury.

This is the story of a mystic expedition of world class surfers Ross Clarke-Jones, Picuruta Salazar, Carlos Burle and Eraldo Gueiros, who travel deep into the heart of the Amazon jungle to ride a tidal wave, kilometers away from the ocean. It is a quest for the most unusual surf experience, a journey into the unknown.

The most exotic surfing trip ever, it was in the setting of the "Pororoca - Surfing the Amazon" event that Picuruta Salazar set his phenomenal record by riding the dirty-brown wave over 30 minutes through the rainforest.

For the first time, this natural phenomenon has been fully captured on high quality 16mm film, bringing to the audience the fascination of one of the last great adventures of our century.

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