modus's photo of Chicama

Modus photography trip to peru. Chicama by far exceeded my expectations. Great surf nice people. Will be back in September!

Average rating of 4.29 from 49 votes


Spot Location: Peru - North > North Peru > Chicama

Date Taken: 30th January 2010. 17110 page views since 19th February 2010.

Swell Rating Primary Swell Secondary Swell Wind (+ Gusts) Weather
4ft 13s 219.53° 3ft 9s 1.9ft 15s 12
Mostly Clear 76°f
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millerdr Feb 22, 2010 Rating: 0

This is not Chicama; Chicama is to the right. This photo shows the outside unridable mush that turns into chicama after it rounds the next point over. The actual chicama begins mushy but then throws a nice tube on the inside section but needs a 8ft at 16 second minimum for it to get head high. Other nearby spots are 2 or 3x bigger on the same swell.

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bazza Feb 22, 2010 Rating: 2

Was cranking last March for about 4 days: http://magicseaweed.com/photoLab/viewPhoto.php?photoId=111517

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brunjes Feb 21, 2010 Rating: 1

looks like the sphinx coming out of that first hillside

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the vanity project Feb 22, 2010 Rating: 0

Add beer goggles into the mix John and I bet your past history is frightening!

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Spongerdudette Feb 22, 2010 Rating: 1

Errr no????

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Kiwi John Feb 21, 2010 Rating: -1

yeah, I can see that...but I am short and long sighted in both eyes, and have glaucoma.

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roli Feb 20, 2010 Rating: -2

this is the single longest most consistent (if small) wave in the world. Peru is the only place i've been to where you can surf every single day. Watch your stuff though. Dodgy thieving locals everywhere

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ShReDtheGnAr. Feb 19, 2010 Rating: 0

Oh chicama..goofy people preferred.

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ShReDtheGnAr. Feb 19, 2010 Rating: 3

Oh chicama..goofy people preferred.

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spongecam Feb 19, 2010 Rating: 1

I didn't know they had any decent surf on mars.

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someblokecalleddave1 Feb 20, 2010 Rating: 0

Yeah it doesn't look real does it?

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Get Joggly Feb 19, 2010 Rating: -1

ZIGGY would GO !

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the vanity project Feb 19, 2010 Rating: 1

MSW comment rules: “Please don’t name low key / sensitive surf spots.”


KIMBALINOS Feb 19, 2010 Rating: 1

if you look real close I think you can see GOD.....and yes!! he's smiling!!!

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Barry bog squat Feb 19, 2010 Rating: 4

Does it peel right from the outside all the way through when it's big??

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coastroad Feb 19, 2010 Rating: -2

Not that I've seen. This is the very top of the point, and the sections are quite seperate between here and Chicama proper. Still a mint wave in its own right thou ah.

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groundsweller Feb 19, 2010 Rating: 1

You guys gotta stop this.... dangling the carrot in front of the horse, taking candy from the baby, etc...

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spengler arlington-brough Feb 19, 2010 Rating: 2

As a fully paid up member of the Right Foot Forward Union, i may sell up and move here! It's lovely...

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ShReDtheGnAr. Feb 19, 2010 Rating: 3

All hail right foot forward union!

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Benny boy Feb 19, 2010 Rating: 0

wicked shot!!!

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jfalvey Feb 19, 2010 Rating: -1

i think i've died and gone to goofy heaven.....

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Surfing is my drug Feb 19, 2010 Rating: 0

epic shot! +5 ;-)