Imagine a wave so long that you have to get out of the water and walk back to the break after you've ridden it for almost a mile! Welcome to Peru- home of one of the longest surf breaks in the world: Chicama.
Not only that, all you goofy-footers out there (you lucky, lucky surfers), Peru has almost all left breaks! Another crazy addition to the mix is that Peru's seasons are the opposite of those in the Northern Hemisphere, so our winter is their summer.
How cool is that!? To learn more about the surf in Peru, there just happens to be a great video: Peel: The Peru Project, by T.J. Barrack and Wes Brown. It shows surf pros not only ripping it up on gnarly waves, but also visiting crazy sights, such as the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu. So much to surf and see, so little time!