WHAT ARE THE LONGEST SURF-ABLE WAVES IN THE WORLD?

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Longest Waves in The World

What are some of the longest waves in the world? How does catching a wave that is so long you might as well get a lift back up, to the put in sound?  Maybe its time to plan a surf trip to the longest surfing waves in the world.



Skeleton Bay – Namibia

Skeleton Bay - Namibia
Photo Credit: Alan Van Gysen

Skeleton Bay in Namibia is the longest sand-bottomed left known to date, if you stick it the ride goes on for over 2000 meters. This spot is an advanced to pro surf destination and its not for the faint hearted as it takes 24hours driving to get there. It is known for strong rips and the occasional Tiger Shark.

Season: The season for Skeleton Bay runs May to September.

How long is the wave at Skeleton Bay? 2000 Meters.

Wave Direction: Left hander.



Jeffreys Bay – South Africa

Jeffreys Bay - South Africa
Photo Credit: Alan Van Gysen

Jeffreys Bay is a right-handed pointbreak with 10 different sections, the first being Boneyards and could finish down at The Point. If all sections line up you could be looking at over a 1000 meter ride. The bay is about 45miles SouthWest of Port Elizabeth in South Africa. A locals spot with the famous Supertubes which is a 300 meter section.

Season: The season for Jeffreys Bay runs May to September.

How long is the wave at Jeffreys Bay? Over 1000 Meters.

Wave Direction: Right hander.

Chicama – Peru

Chicama - Peru
Photo Credit: Waterwaystravel.com

Chicama is made up for 4 major peaks and runs for about 2000 meters. The left handed point is ideal for beginners and intermediates with waves sticking to around shoulder to head height. Its easy to fly into Trujillo and then its about a 2hour bus trip to the surf spot.

Season: The season for Chicama, Peru runs May to September.

How long is the wave at Chicama, Peru? 2000 Meters.

Wave Direction: Left hander.

Pavones – Costa Rica

Pavones - Costa Rica
Photo Credit: Una Ola Surf Camp

If you surf at Pavones in Costa Rica you could be looking at 3 minute long left handed rides. You will need to do some serious training in order to even keep surfing that long. A once secret spot it has no turned into one of Costa Rica’s most famous spots. It is a remote town and when the swell hits it obversely gets crowed as who doesn’t want to surf 900 meters of pure joy in warm water?

Season: Pavones, Costa Rica needs a South West swell to start working.

How long is the wave at Pavones, Costa Rica? 900 Meters.

Wave Direction: Left hander.



The Superbank, Australia

The Superbank, Australia
Photo Credit: Andrew Shearer

The Superbank, Australia, arguably one of the more assessable spots on our list. The Superbank, which is made up of Snapper Rocks, Greenmount, Little Marley and Kirra. With the right swell conditions they have been known to all link up giving you one of your longest waves of your life. Just got to to navigate around other boards and be prepared for a drop in or two.

Season: The season for The Superbank, Australia runs May to September.

How long is the wave at The Superbank Australia? About 2000 Meters.

Wave Direction: Right hander.

Scorpion Bay Mexico

Surfing Scorpion Bay
Photo Credit: Surf-forecast.com

Scorpion Bay, Baja California, Mexico. About 15 hours drive south of California lays a bay with 4 right-handed points. On occasions the second and third point line up quite nicely. There is a nice camp spot with Ocean Views that is the prefect place to stay and surf!

Season: Scorpion Bay needs a South Swell and a strong one to really start firing.

How long is the wave at Scorpion Bay? Up to 2000 Meters.

Wave Direction: Right hander.