Pororoca River Surfing in the Amazon

Posted By: The Ski Channel on July 21, 2011 11:13 am

The Amazon River stretches roughly 4,000 miles across South America and is home to the world’s most incredible tropical rain forest. Providing shelter to some of the most frightening species, the Amazon is the place to find the world’s longest wave. This 30km per hour wave, named “Pororoca” meaning “thundering noise,” is created from a tide running in the opposite direction of the river mouth producing a long-lasting wave known as a tidal bore.

This endless wave has grabbed attention from multiple professional surfers, their sponsors, and well-known magazines. As Surfer Magazine wrote about their experience surfing Pororoca, they mentioned the enjoyment they had surfing the incredibly perfect pointbreak-type wave with professionals Ross Clarke-Jones, Carlos Burle, and Eraldo Guieros.

Check out Surfer Magazine’s article on Pororoca at:  www.surfermag.com/features/amazon/