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Chicama is done!!!!! - 2007/08/12 00:21 I never thought 10 years ago when I moved to Peru that I would ever say this but CHICAMA IS DONE. It is officially crowded. When they started building other hotels beside "El Hombre" I really didn't think it would change the place that much, but it has. More and more people go and just wait on the place now. You can have up to 50 people in the water at once and everyone trying to stay right at the point fighting against the current and other surfers. I new it was really over when the zodiac first came in. I know the owner very well and he is a good guy, but it really changes things when a zodiac is picking up certain guys willing to pay for it and not having to take the long walk back out to the point. The walk back out used to keep the crowds down a bit as well because after about 2 hours of surfing and walking back to the point (you can't paddle back because the current is too strong and the wave is too long, on a good day at least)would leave you spent. But now the boat picks you up after your wave and rushes you back out to the point and drops you off in front of the pack just in time for the next set. I used to tell friends at home about surfing Chicama and they all said enjoy it while you can. I would just laugh and tell them it would not change. But to my dissappointment it has. The next thing I expect to see are waverunners. It will happen and at that point I will never go there again. I will always have my memories of the place, but it will never be the same for me. If you are lucky enough to have a great wave that is not crowded, you should really appreciate it because you never know when that could change. And think twice about telling people about it.
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Re:Chicama is done!!!!! - 2007/08/14 20:08 bad news for sure...
it was such a peacefull place.
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Re:Chicama is done!!!!! - 2007/08/15 22:52 sounds like the general popularity of surfing puts a lot of the quality places under crowded conditions
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Re:Chicama is done!!!!! - 2007/08/28 21:06 cojones wrote:
sounds like the general popularity of surfing puts a lot of the quality places under crowded conditions

So true!

....but the world is a big place, and ive found that many times there is any empty quality wave not too far from the pack...(though sometimes you do have to be willing to sacrifice quality/size, but you cant have it all)






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