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|Longest wave in the world (non tidal)|
|Written by ozsurfer101|
|Saturday, 09 December 2006|
You hear a lot about the "longest wave in the world" (non tidal). There are many claims. Lonely Planet, for example, in different editions claims both Chicama in Peru and Raglan in New Zealand are the world's longest lefthanders (both wrong-see below). The longest ride on tidal bores in the Amazon is around 10 kilometres+ I think (Guinness Book of Records). The Zambezi River standing wave has been ridden for 10-20 minutes, I think. However, I am only interested here in ocean waves. (Tidal and standing waves on a different post maybe some other time).
I have added GOOGLE EARTH DISTANCE CHECKS for some (May 2007) (useful satellite maps to check surf spots etc)
Note that many of these are not consistently this long. I have timed some of them, but not others.(Note that waves actually travel at different speeds, I timed a 300m long wave at 1 minute on a slow point, and around 500m for 1 minute on a fast point).
22) North Phillippines, Cerrero? or something, about 1km. Haven;t seen it.
43.5) Punta Lobos Chile. 500m+ (GOOGLE EARTH CHECKED- 1KM TO BEACH)
GOOGLE EARTH MAPS
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