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- 30 December 2011 | Travel
The ultimate dream of a surfer is to ride the endless wave. The dream may become reality if you're in Brazil, at the right time. Pororoca is considered one of the longest surfable waves in the world. This tidal bore is located in the huge Amazon and can only be surfed twice in a year.
Pororoca delivers up to 12-foot river waves, during the dry season, in February and March. But, watch out. Pororoca is a dangerous wave and is only suitable for experienced surfers.
The water is full of trees, debris, crocodiles, piranhas and snakes. Also, the wave is so fast you won't be able to catch it up again. The amazing Pororoca should be surfed with a boat or jet ski support.
- 31 May 2011 | Travel
Cloud 9 is one of the best surf spots in the world. Located in the Sirgao Island, Philippines, this is an incredible wave touched by the Pacific Ocean swell and winds.
Surfing in Cloud 9 is a remarkable and stunning experience. The best months to hit the waves occur between September and March. Cloud 9 offers a thick and hollow barreling left/right-hander ride and was discovered by the American photographer John S. Callahan, in the late 80s.
The reef break delivers perfect waves with offshore SW winds, NE swell and around high tide, when the tide is rising. Make sure to protect your head with a surf helmet and prepare for more or less serious wipe outs if you're a beginner.
Although it can get a bit crowed, the famous wave can be surfed without boat support. If it's flat or too crowded at Cloud 9, check other surf spots nearby, where you can also enjoy perfect surf sessions.
- 16 May 2011 | Travel
"The Bono" is not a typical wave. It is a tidal bore, as it is only found in few rivers around the world. Located in the river Kampar, Sumatra, Indonesia, this wave has been secretly ridden by locals on their canoes for more than 70 years.
Deep in the jungle of Sumatra, 80 kilometres away from the sea, "The Bono" is one of the best tidal bores in the world and is easily accessible by land or sea either, via Pekanbaru (short flight from Kuala Lumpur) or via Singapore.
"The Bono" is situated along one of the last remaining peat swamp forests in Indonesia. Its surfing potential was first discovered by World Stormrider Guide's mastermind Antony Colas together with a group of French bore riders, in September 2010.
After realizing he only hit a smaller version of "The Bono" (due to unequal diurnal tides), Antony came back in December 2010 with another group of friends to witness the Big Bono with wave faces of more then three-metre and waves breaking for a total distance of 50 kilometres.