Puerto Chikama Beach – a place where the longest waves are born in the world
The famous Beach Puerto Chikama is a cult, among the sieries, a place in Peru with the longest wave in the world (up to 4 km).
Many waves here extend to a distance of 2 kilometers from a secluded rocky protrusion on the bank of the pier on the barren coast.
According to local residents, all distance, and this is 4 kilometers, you can overcome one wave. Unfortunately, but so far it has not been able to anyone.
This is an amazing place for the sierfer was opened in 1965 by the Hawaiian Surfer Chipman.
It is believed that Chuck Shipman saw this place when he flew on the aircraft. It was struck by the length and frequency of waves.
He asked the pilot, where this place is, after which he came there with his friends purposefully.
After the opening of this beach, surfingists from all over the world began to come here.
Local waves are divided into several sections. The very first of these sections is called Malpa and extends 150 meters.
Sometimes the height of the waves can reach 2 meters. On such a wave, all distance to the pier can be overcome in one trip, which will last about 5 minutes.
In 2016, Chikama Beach became the world’s first-protected surfing park.
The authorities issued a decree, according to which any construction work is prohibited in zone 1 kilometer from the coast. It must keep the wind streams and the unique structure of the shore.