Chicama, located in the department of La Libertad, is famous for boasting the world's longest wave. It divides into four sections: the point, the cape, the "man" and the "pier".
Each section is a wave in itself, with its own character and speed. Surfers say to surf Chicama, one needs an extra pair of legs. The wave is a classic left-running Peruvian wave and grows with south and west-running currents. Its ideal size is 2 meters.
If willing to practice surfing in Peru you should follow these recommendations:
- Never surf alone.
- Keep beaches clean by taking your refuse with you, and do not disturb the marine wildlife that shares the sea with the visitors (dolphins, sea lions and seagulls).
- Check for the presence of undertowns as well as reefs and rocks on the sea bottom.
- In addition, remember that, depending on the area, in March or April (around Easter Week), tides tend to rise and the waves swell, increasing the risk.
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