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CHICAMA

PERU

ABOUT THE LOCATION

Puerto Chicama is a small coastal town in the region of La Libertad, northwestern Peru, 70 kilometers north of Trujillo City.

The coastal strip around Chicama set the stage for the rise of many pre-Columbian cultures, such as the pre-Ceramic Huaca Prieta civilization, which is more than 5,000 years old and the Cupisnique, which is more than 3,000 years old, making a surf trip to Chicama a fascinating adventure back in time.

The La Libertad province is also the region where the Andes mountains come closest to the coast, creating a desert coast climate and ensuring moderate temperatures and blue skies almost constantly throughout the year. Water temperatures come in at a cool 18-21 degrees centigrade, so we recommend a 3/2mm wetsuit for comfortable surfing. If you are particularly sensitive to the cold, please consider bringing a 3/4mm.

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WAVES AND SURF PROGRAM

Your Safari Surf Adventures surf coaching program will be led by our experienced and passionate local team. We will guide you to level appropriate waves and employ the unique SSA training curriculum in and out of the water.

A key component of our teaching philosophy is video and photo reviews, helping to track your progress and giving you focussed goals to work on throughout the program. All progress tracking, photos and videos we take of you are yours to take home at the end of your SSA adventure, giving you a great reference for continued progression whenever and wherever you surf.

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ROOM AND RESORT

Safari Surf Adventures has partnered with the best hotel in the area to run our surf camp program. Specifically designed with surfers in mind and located overlooking Chicama’s famous point break. Our hotel offers a place where relaxation and comfort are the norm. Enjoy the infinity pool, purify mind and body at the spa, take a warm and relaxing bath at our jacuzzi, and taste their exquisite Peruvian gastronomy, while taking in a truly one-of-a-kind sunset.

Our partner hotel’s rooms are furnished to provide the utmost comfort to guests. They all have a private bathroom and either King or twin beds depending on the type of room. All rooms have a private terrace where guests can enjoy Chicama´s beautiful sunsets.

The spa strives to combine elements that promote a healthy body and a healthy mind. Water occupies the lead role in offering a truly relaxing experience, with a sauna and jacuzzi circuit that can be complemented by soothing post-surf massages. The hotel also offers a fully equipped gym. If you’re looking to use our surf camp to get into the shape of your life, combining surfing and strengthening sessions will ensure you go home at your peak.

Our hotel’s restaurant enjoys a spectacular ocean view. Its architecture is an ode to the houses built in the 1940s in Peru´s famous coastal towns. At the bar our guests enjoy the best local cocktails. The menu is diverse and exquisite, it includes seafood, local dishes and pastas, prepared with the best local ingredients.

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WHAT IS INCLUDED

  • 7 nights’ accommodation at our host camp
  • Breakfast, lunch and evening meal
  • Beverages (water, tea/coffee, juices)
  • Transportation to and from Airport
  • Our Safari Surf Adventures coaching program
  • All land and sea transportation to the surf spots and events.
  • Safari Surf Adventures service and support at the location.
  • Exclusive member’s access to Safari Surf Adventure’s online learning portal.

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Insurance (we recommend everyone to carry an insurance to cover health / injuries, damage, travel). You will need to sign a liability waiver with SSA
  • Wetsuit (possible to rent)
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SURF SPOT BREAKDOWN

Chicama is most well known in international surfing for being one of the longest left hand waves in the world. With the right conditions, this left-hand point break offers rides of 2.2 kms! Rides of up to 2 and a half minutes are possible, giving surfers time and space to perfect maneuvers and progress their technique at unrivalled speeds.

On an average day, the point break is split into 6 takeoff zones, named El Cape, El Point, Las Dos Tetas, El Hotel, El Hombre and El Malecon. The 6 take-offs offer subtly different waves, meaning that there are always options to tailor the experience to our client’s level and preference. There are a number of other great surf spots around Chicama which are also options for a variety of conditions.

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OTHER ACTIVITIES

Cultural Pre-Inca Experiences

Pre-Inca mud temples, citadels and tombs are accessible in the local area around Chicama and are among some of the most important Peruvian archeological sites.

Trujillo City

Trujillo, Peru’s third most populous city, is a one hour drive from Chicama and is well known for its fantastic cuisine and local dance; The Marinera. There are also opportunities to wander the historic old town along the banks of the Moche river.

Photography

Puerto Chicama is a relatively poor fishing community with strong roots in ocean trades. Paint this on the rugged desert backdrop of the natural coastline and you have the opportunity to take some fascinating and varied photographs.

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OUR GOAL

Your Safari Surf Adventures surf coaching program will be led by our experienced and passionate local team. We will guide you to level appropriate waves and employ the unique SSA training curriculum in and out of the water.

In all our locations, SSA supports local projects which help alleviate the problem of marine little and marine plastics. On every surf adventure with us, you will have the opportunity to learn more and get involved with our sustainability vision.

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AVAILABLE TRIPS FOR  PERU

Chicama / Peru

Kimber Kinley - Teacher / Coach

March 24 - 31, 2018
Chicama / Peru
Want to put some adventure surf travel into your world while taking your surf skills to the next level? Join Safari Surf Adventures to our 2018 Peru coaching camps. This surf trip to Peru will take you to Chicama, the longest surfeable left point break on Earth, where you will […]
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AVAILABLE TRIPS WORLDWIDE

Dates BOOKING Price Details
March 3 - 10, 2018 Pilot Trip-Nosara / Costa Rica
  • Nosara, Costa Rica- Nacho Casa- Single Occupancy – $3,125.00
  • Nosara, Costa Rica- Nacho Casa-Double Occupancy – $2,775.00
March 5 - 12, 2018 Noosa Heads, Australia
  • Villa del Mar- Non-Surfer-Shared Lodging – $1,745.00
  • Villa del Mar- Private Lodging – $2,720.00
  • Villa Del Mare-Shared Lodging – $2,320.00
March 24 - 31, 2018 Chicama / Peru
  • Chicama Boutique Hotel - Shared Accommodation – $2,090.00
April 7 - 14, 2018 Ericeira / Portugal
  • Magic Quiver - Shared Accommodation – $1,390.00
April 21 - 28, 2018 Women Camp Nosara / Costa Rica
  • Nosara, Costa Rica- Nacho Casa- Single Occupancy – $2,875.00
  • Nosara, Costa Rica- Nacho Casa-Double Occupancy – $2,525.00
April 28 - May 5, 2018 Ericeira / Portugal
  • Magic Quiver - Shared Accommodation – $1,390.00
May 18 - 28, 2018 Rote Island / Indonesia
  • Malole Surf House - Shared Accommodation – $2,885.00
May 26 - June 2, 2018 Nosara / Costa Rica
  • Nosara, Costa Rica- Nacho Casa- Single Occupancy – $2,875.00
  • Nosara, Costa Rica- Nacho Casa-Double Occupancy – $2,525.00
September 8 - 15, 2018 Nosara / Costa Rica
  • Nosara, Costa Rica- Nacho Casa- Single Occupancy – $2,875.00
  • Nosara, Costa Rica- Nacho Casa-Double Occupancy – $2,525.00
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