Energizing SUP Camp in Peru

Join Safari Surf Adventures on this special SUP surfing trip. This SUP surf trip to Peru will take you to Chicama, the longest surfeable left point break on Earth, where you will enjoy SUP surfing while being pampered at the Chicama Boutique Hotel & Spa. Perfect and extremely long waves plus high-end services will be the highlights of this one in a lifetime SUP surfing adventure. The goal of this surf camp is to get you into your dream wave and leave Peru as a better SUP surfer. This is in combination with complimentary stretching, fitness, and breathing techniques that will offer you unrivaled progression and improvement.

Highlights

  • SUP surf coaching program
  • Not including SUP board rental
  • Chicama’s unique zodiac tow-in service
  • Daily buffet meals, water, and tea / coffee
  • All land and sea transportation
  • 7 nights’ accommodation
  • Airport transfers

Skill level

  • Intermediate

Styles


7 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Spanish, English

Airport transfer included: Capitan FAP Carlos Martinez De Pinillos International Airport

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Accommodation

You will be accommodated at Safari Surf Adventures’ host lodging facility, the Chicama Boutique Hotel & Spa. It is located on the beach in front of the world-famous and supposedly longest left in the world. Single or double rooms are available.

The Chicama Boutique Hotel & Spa is one of the finest surf resorts in the world, a place of relaxation and comfort at only one hour by car from the airport.

This is the only boutique hotel of its kind that offers surfers tow-back service with the two Zodiacs, wash and dry wetsuit service, surfboard storage, surfboard repairing, and a complete gym to keep you active even out of the water.

Safari Surf Adventures' partner hotel’s rooms are furnished to provide the utmost comfort to guests. They all have a private bathroom and king bed in each 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 the surf camp to get into the shape of your life, combining surfing and strengthening sessions will ensure you go home at your peak.

Safari Surf Adventures hotel’s restaurant allows you to enjoy 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, the guests could enjoy the best local cocktails. The menu is diverse and exquisite, it includes seafood, local dishes, and pasta, prepared with the best local ingredients.

Safari Surf Adventures Surf Camp Peru Program

The goal

This Safari Surf Adventures SUP surf coaching program will be led by the experienced and passionate local team. Safari Surf Adventures will guide you to the level appropriate waves and employ the unique Safari Surf Adventures training curriculum in and out of the water. In all of the locations, Safari Surf Adventures supports local projects which help alleviate the problem of marine little and marine plastics. On every surf adventure with Safari Surf Adventures, you will have the opportunity to learn more and get involved with Safari Surf Adventures' sustainability vision.

Physical

Educating you in the proper surf stretching before and after you surf to improve overall flexibility and strength which in turn helps progress your surfing.

Mental

For most intermediate level surfers, the major roadblock to advancing your skill is in your head. Blending breath work while learning how to control your breath in uncomfortable situations, building a core mental approach to situations in the surf that once had you handcuffed which will unleash your potential not only in surfing but also in all stress type situations in life.

Visual

There is no substitute for video analysis to help you understand your shortcomings and progress your surfing. Safari Surf Adventures has invested in the best (and most expensive) video analysis software in the industry. Having a coach to walk you through your video clips is priceless when it comes to advancing your surf skill.

X factor

The best watermen and women, and trained surf coaches will always with you in every step of the way, in the water and on land. They will provide instant “live” feedback, which is essential in expediting and developing your confidence and your development.

Instructors

Dirk Herpel
Dirk started SUP in 2008. As a wave windsurfer by heart since more than 30 years, it didn`t take him long to enjoy SUP surfing too. Based in Hamburg, Germany, he surfs the windswept lines around Klitmøller, Denmark or better known as "Cold Hawaii“. In 2013, he became German Vice SUP Wave champion but now he leaves the competitive part of the family to his daughter Paulina, a multiple German champion and fourth at the European wave SUP championships in 2017.

Location

Puerto Chicama is a small coastal town in the region of La Libertad, northwestern Peru, 70 kilometers north of Trujillo City. It is an ideal destination for a Peru surf trip. 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 Celsius, so Safari Surf Adventures recommends a three or two millimeters wetsuit for comfortable surfing. If you are particularly sensitive to the cold, please consider bringing a three or four millimeters wetsuit.

The waves

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 kilometers. Rides of up to two and a half minutes are possible, giving surfers time and space to perfect maneuvers and progress their technique at unrivaled speeds.

On an average day, the point break is split into six takeoff zones, named El Cape, El Point, Las Dos Tetas, El Hotel, El Hombre, and El Malecon. The six take-offs offer subtly different waves, meaning that there are always options to tailor the experience to the 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.

Nearby places:

  • FAP Captain Carlos Martínez de Pinillos International Airport (TRU) - 60 minutes by car
  • Trujillo city - 60 minutes

Features

Activities

  • Gym
  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Spa
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)

General

  • Restaurant

Services

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Laundry

Food

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

A visit to Pre-Inca

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.

A visit to Trujillo city

Trujillo is Peru’s third most populous city which 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.

What's included

  • In water SUP surf coaching
  • Recording of SUP surf sessions
  • State of the art recorded analysis
  • Chicama’s unique zodiac tow-in service
  • Access to all recorded video analysis and raw video footage
  • All land and sea transportation to surf spots and events in and around Chicama
  • Swell Lines Camps and Safari Surf Adventures service and support at the location
  • Airport transfers to and from FAP Captain Carlos Martínez de Pinillos International Airport (TRU)
  • 7 nights’ accommodation
  • Daily buffet meals, water, and tea / coffee

What's not included

  • Additional drink
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Insurance

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at FAP Captain Carlos Martínez de Pinillos International Airport (TRU). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Safari Surf Adventures will pick you up from the airport.

If you come from Lima, There are two airlines that operate flights from Lima to Trujillo; these are LAN and STAR Peru. LAN Peru offers daily departures three times a day and offers a special fare for round trips at about 380 USD, though lower prices may be found subject to availability.

Arrival by bus

There are several bus companies providing shuttle service from Lima to Trujillo. Safari Surf Adventures recommends you take Cruz del Sur, which has three daily departures, though Safari Surf Adventures recommends you take departures at 22 hours as you will be arriving in Trujillo early in the morning the next day after a 9-hour drive. Rates vary from approximately 31 USD for bed seat and 40 USD for the VIP Class Crucero. Bus companies charge an extra for each surfboard that may vary from 10 PEN (4 USD) to 20 PEN (7 USD) per board.

Airport: Capitan FAP Carlos Martinez De Pinillos International Airport Airport transfer included: Capitan FAP Carlos Martinez De Pinillos International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 25% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 45 days before arrival.
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Availability

Arrival: Saturday October 27, 2018
Departure: Saturday November 3, 2018

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