Surfing Peru – Chicama
Puerto Chicama has one of the longest
The town seems deserted. There were only a handful of surfers in the water which is a great thing. Finding suitable accommodation is a struggle as you can pay top dollar for something which is not really worth it or there were some poor options available. Hostel Iguana and Surf Hostel seemed to be the best options out there.
This wave is incredible. Local surfers said that when the swell is right, you can surf from the point all the way to the pier. This would be about a 2.2km long wave.
You can surf around the point up another bay.
When I was there the surf was small and the main point wasn’t working. The next bay was and it was an incredible wave. I had the longest waves of my life, a total of 700metres. The
Be warned. The water is cold! You will need a steamer at the minimum.
Which first aid kit do you need?
You are always at risk of accidents when on a surf trip. This wave had a crazy rip running and some sharp rocks to get through. You are always at risk of slicing yourself getting in and out of the water along this part of the coast. I managed to slice my hand and feet open. Being in a remote part of Peru, there is not much available to care for any wounds.
I had my handy first aid kit with me and I topped it up with Manuka honey and antiseptic liquid. I always travel with spray plaster which is a waterproof spray that acts as a
Infection is always a risk so wound care is a high priority. Make sure you take the handy kit as a minimum and preferably take the traveller kit if you have more space. If you are travelling with a group, I recommend taking the Home First Aid KIT.
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