Surfing in 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.
Climate: The climate is pleasant and sunny all year-long,
with average temperatures of 18.9°C (maximum 30°C,
minimum 16°C). The rain season runs from June-August.
Access: Chicama lies 94 km (an hour-and-a-half) northwest
of the city of Trujillo. The cove, also called Malabrigo,
is reached by taking the detour at Paiján, at
Kilometer 614 of the North Pan-American Highway.
Services: The area has lodgings and restaurants.
Apt for all kinds of vehicles.