Watch: Perumibia

Stu Nettle
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It doesn't quite work, does it? You know, this portmanteau of 'Peru' with 'Namibia' which ends up sounding more like a part of the urinary tract than clever surfy wordplay.

But the concept is spot on: Jonathon Gubbins riding that left in Peru as it does the spit of that left in Namibia.

Perumibia.

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goofyfoot commented Friday, 9 Oct 2020 at 2:50pm

Pumping waves. And no crowd. Lucky man

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Jono commented Friday, 9 Oct 2020 at 3:22pm

Amazing waves - needs more of that water footage at 1:30, looks insane from side on.

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jabentley commented Friday, 9 Oct 2020 at 4:10pm

Lobitos?

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juegasiempre commented Monday, 12 Oct 2020 at 9:29am

Nah, Lobitos doesn't barrel like that, at least the point. There's an area inside the point called El hueco that definitely barrels, but it isn't long like that and the jetty there's hectic barrels breaking on the shorey sometimes.

I had a sneak around the map and I think it's close, same area, a little south, but I'm not sure.

I would live in Peru easily if it wasn't mostly lefts; great country, great waves, great memories. That said, I can definitely imagine and plan on spending many more months there in the future.

EDIT: What the fuck am I saying?! Please, no-one go there, it sucks, disregard the above.

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Wyre commented Tuesday, 13 Oct 2020 at 7:53pm

el Hueco....ahhh...yep agree. No good, terrible surf.

Surely not piscinas?

Either way, not a place to go for waves. :)

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SI commented Friday, 9 Oct 2020 at 4:24pm

Better than Namibia; much better... skeleton bay doesn’t get deep tubes like that.., it’s a longer wave and maybe you get longer pickaboo tubes just behind the curtain, but the chamber of the barrel isn’t as long and hollow as Peru. And skeleton bay also much more crowded because it’s been marketed so much. Wow those waves were near empty. Whoohoo!!

Barrelrider

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Sprout commented Friday, 9 Oct 2020 at 4:40pm

Perdaka seems easier to say.

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the-spleen_2 commented Friday, 9 Oct 2020 at 4:46pm

Just past Perineum.

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Redmond Clement commented Friday, 9 Oct 2020 at 6:32pm

I have spent time over there. It was like stepping back in time, a magical dream, didn't want to leave. Awesome long powerful waves. Love the passionate people too. Humboldt current is a bit icey though.

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crg commented Friday, 9 Oct 2020 at 7:21pm

I think every bit of footage I've seen out of Peru is this guy getting tubed! Good luck to him. It always looks to me that he gets too far forward on his board and his back foot not engaging the inside rail with enough pressure and losing the drive off his fins and tail? But what would I know...he's the one getting pitted!

I'm not cheap,
But I'm free.

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loungelizard commented Friday, 9 Oct 2020 at 8:48pm

peloton?

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hoody commented Saturday, 10 Oct 2020 at 9:39pm

Piddleton

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Spuddups commented Sunday, 11 Oct 2020 at 8:56am

I'm not a fan of the speeding up and slowing down of the footage. It irritates me for some reason.

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tango commented Monday, 12 Oct 2020 at 11:02am

Looks great but I'm still gobsmacked that people post things like this, especially with a few shots showing the headland and backdrop. I mean, really, what the hell is Jonathon Gubbins thinking?

Professional free surfer - a dream occupation for the surfer themselves, but a pox on surfing when they expose places like this. He's just set off a clusterf$ck of biblical proportions of crew Google-Earthing and putting what may once have been an uncrowded wave on the bucket list. Shithouse.

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PabloM commented Monday, 12 Oct 2020 at 11:38pm

Know the spot and never breaks like that, actually it’s crowded always. Usually is a wave more like Lobitos style, fun but don’t barrel. Last swell i surfed it and was pretty average. Guess the waves were incredible that day. Ah and the shots showing the headline are from another spot, Panic Point which is pretty famous. Not that break

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adsi commented Monday, 12 Oct 2020 at 3:43pm

Hahaha song made me laugh, great looking wave, that coast of north peru is super fun, would love to sus out the south next time im there too!