Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Is This Safe?

A Florida surfer in oily waves. I'll pass.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

The Finally...

The tide was turning and the wind was perfect and I was leaving. Being a surf addict is bitter sweet. I was tired, sore, had sun burnt lips, red eyes and still wanted one more ride.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Compliments of "El Zorro"!

A hollow section during an afternoon session. The wave really takes shape at low tide. High tide was in the morning so we had to wait till about 3pm for the wave machine to turn on. It would be knee to waist high in the mornings and chest high once the tide dropped.

A long cruising section. Same day as above, maybe the same wave.
I don't know which section this is, they all start looking the same. I think this is Saturday morning around 8am. I was the first one out at 6am. I caught an overhead wave from the point all the way past the hotel. About 3/4 of the entire wave. It took me about 12 minutes to walk back. On the way past the hotel I see one guy on the hotel balcony. I take another wave, almost identical to the first one. This time surfers are running down the sand dune toward the point.
"El Zorro" took these shots during the week. Over 200 shots in total. That's like 4 waves worth!
This spot was made for the SUP. Although, the longest wave in the world comes with a price. You either walk back with your board in hand and 20 mph winds through rocks, sand dunes and a well timed paddle out at the point. Paddling the entire way takes about 15 minutes against the current. ORRRRR take the boat back to the point ,which takes a couple minutes, while watching perfect barrel after barrel reel off!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Best Rides yet

Cape point, Chicama

Thursday AM


I walked the main point to the hotel entrance, it was 950 strides. My stride is not quite a yard. My final wave was past the hotel entrance! The wave were around shoulder to head high on the sets, again maybe bigger by our standards on the drop. SUPs are the way to ride this wave. Its good on a shortboard when there's enough swell and the tide is lower. The strong offshore winds blow you right off on slower high tide waves.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Good Surf Forecasted

Huanachoco, the easy side that the begginers surf and the fishermen go out in their reed boats. Great surf by our standards.

Huanachoca the main break. Good long rides that can go to pier in picture #1.

A restaurant on the main beach in Lima. The beach is know as Waikiki (you know, like Hawaii) because one of the first surfing beach clubs. Small surf typically.Here it was waist/chest high.
Surfed Huanachoco today. Chicamas is forecasted to be overhead Friday and Saturday! The rides so far have been around 200-300 yards on the good ones as far as I can tell. The hotel sits about halfway through th entire break. I've got back to the hotel in 2 waves. Some 5-6 foot faces on the good sets.

Boat Shots

Strong offshore winds today. These shots are from the boat that picks you up at the end of the wave and takes you back to the point. When the boat wasn't in operation at lunch I walked back carrying my paddle board. I did it three times and it about killed me.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Sunday & Monday in Peru

Chicama from my room. Knee to waist high when we arrived at high tide. A good chest high wave at low tide. A freight train wave that you can't slow to often on. Long! Paddled it yesterday.

A closer look at Penascal, San Bartola from the cliffs.

Looking out at Penescal from the beach. Glassy all day with some good headhigh waves, bigger on sets. Shortboarded it for three hours.

The right in front of the beach.