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The ‘Discovery’ of Chicama | Discovering Legendary Surf Wave | Puerto Malabrigo, Trujillo, La Libertad — Northern Peru & Amazonia Excursions | Kuelap & Gocta


PeruNorth was delighted to obtain the beneath communique from Hawaiian surfer, Chuck Shipman, who got here to Lima for a match after which stayed for a number of months, attending to know Peru, its folks and its waves:

‘I loved your journey information on browsing Chicama and thought you may be keen on how that title grew to become related to the legendary level surf.

On three overflights in 1965 and 1966, I noticed one thing like your surf photographs by my industrial airline window. I knew precisely what I used to be searching for and I discovered it!

I had an enormous map onboard, and the biggest title on that individual map of the realm we have been flying over was “Chicama”.

The Chicama Valley and River, in fact, are literally far to the south of the legendary 4 km cape, which is close to Puerto Malabrigo. Nevertheless, “Chicama” had a cachét that “Malabrigo” appeared to lack.

A number of organized expeditions to the realm failed to search out it in 1966. There have been no freeway indicators and the one roads to the shore have been by sugar fields that have been all the time being moved.

We did get to surf small Bermejo and massive Pacasmayo, however it was windy and blown out. Want I had my sailboard or kiteboard in these days.

Your photographs are extra typical, however I used to be fortunate to have been flying throughout greater swells.’




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