tomdo21's photo of Chicama

Average rating of 4.48 from 64 votes


Spot Location: Peru - North > North Peru > Chicama

Date Taken: 13th October 2009. 14929 page views since 17th December 2009.

Swell Rating Primary Swell Secondary Swell Wind (+ Gusts) Weather
5.5ft 16s 218.8° 4ft 8s   6
Mostly Sunny 73°f
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NYsurfer13 Apr 22, 2010 Rating: 1

land o lefts

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Lips Dec 23, 2009 Rating: -4

The Govener doesnt surf But I would cama 4 Chicama

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tommo Dec 23, 2009 Rating: 0

Anyone remember Total Recall? Maybe Doug Quaid stumbled upon this lineup.

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fish- 71 Dec 23, 2009 Rating: -2

Long walk back!

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Shorey Dec 22, 2009 Rating: 0

This spot name reminds me of Ace Ventura. CHIKAKKA, hahahaha

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karim Dec 22, 2009 Rating: -2

surfing on the moon

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padcrawf Dec 21, 2009 Rating: 0

plenty of good lefts in peru.just go looking for them.i'm not telling you as search and find should still be part of the surfer's ethos in the age of internet overload.saved up and start searchin amigo.bueno suerte

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Billy Bob.Boe Dec 21, 2009 Rating: -1

Looks like a fun wave

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millerdr Dec 21, 2009 Rating: 3

This is outside chicama. the actual wave people ride is to the right. definitely needs a big south swell, and the inside section is the best. Peruvian coastline is barren as hell, but has long waves!

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Sean Morrison/Eco Stoke Dec 21, 2009 Rating: -2

Lotus Land O Lefts ! ! !

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Brod The Magnificent Dec 21, 2009 Rating: -1

Peru looks like a magical country. This photo makes want to travel there.

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bigbeachbreakback Dec 21, 2009 Rating: 0

On most days, the wave is mushy and favoring to longboards. But on the right tide it is always fun. Go to the next point down for a faster barreling wave

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crapwaves Dec 21, 2009 Rating: 0

Apparently, Chicama is the worlds longest left?

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dale_goa Dec 20, 2009 Rating: 2

bet this is alot bigger than it looks when your down in it

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Kaptain Kook Dec 21, 2009 Rating: 1

Or he said.

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goin left Dec 21, 2009 Rating: -1

could also be a "tobias" qoute im doing qoutes

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Sneakybadger Dec 21, 2009 Rating: 1

...thats what she said...!

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mambo69 Dec 20, 2009 Rating: 1

Its easy to get to,drive or get the bus to porto malabrigo,once in the town you cant miss the point,there are a bunch of places to stay but try and get a room in" el hombre,",its got the best view of the point.costs about 15 soles a night,5 dollars.great food too.

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7 Dec 22, 2009 Rating: -2

Those occupations sound promising, and could lead to lots of free time if they result in a stint in some grimy prison cell in Dirtbagistan. Meanwhile my old body is encased in mondo thick rubber, hoping for good winter surf when the sum of the air and water temps exceeds 64F (which, since this is two F temps, works out to 0C). Did I mention the rubber is thick?

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phil g Dec 22, 2009 Rating: 1

drugs, prostitution, weapons trafficking... the world is your oyster man! i'm in the lucrative business of farm work.

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7 Dec 22, 2009 Rating: -1

Sadly, I don't get enough travel time to find out. I often wonder where the money comes from to those that do travel frequently to far off spots like this. I mean, if they have the time to travel ... what job pays well enough and offers all that free time? I need that job.

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phil g Dec 22, 2009 Rating: -2

haha, no harm intended, but while it may seem unlikely, it is not so unlikely. surfers are like flies to a pustulent wound. was there for winter last year. german funboarders, welsh goat-boaters, always the odd stray aussie, and many many new hotels overlooking the point. peru's crowded. internets aint helping.

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padcrawf Dec 21, 2009 Rating: 0

Exactly.What has happened to the search and find ethos in this age of internet overload.Should be part of the surf trip.Don't tell the lazy bastards.One,it increases overcrowding,& two,get a map and start looking.More likely to find uncrowded surf that way also.

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7 Dec 21, 2009 Rating: -2

Wouldn't have asked if there was a snowball's chance in hell that this remote desert locale could ever get crowded ... and if it could, then we are doomed. Doom doom doom.

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phil g Dec 21, 2009 Rating: 0

thanks. now could you please provide directions to your local wave for all the internet to see, incl. ideal swell and tide windows, k?

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7 Dec 21, 2009 Rating: 1

Muchas gracias. I've never traveled with boards before, but I'd bet that's a must. Cheers.

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7 Dec 20, 2009 Rating: 0

It's got to be nightmarishly difficult to get to. If anyone knows, please share.

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nookeydookey Dec 20, 2009 Rating: 0