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Chicama surf resort« on: January 26 2009 02:01:00 »
Just saw your ad for "chicama, peru, surf resort", "(gourmet food, sauna, gym, boat service, no paddling, no walking)". Question? What kind of pansy assed surfers are being brought into the world these days who would need or want any of this crap?
RE: Chicama surf resort« Reply #1 on: January 26 2009 06:01:00 »
I went there, and you can call me a pansy. I had the best surf holiday ever. rode more and longer waves in a week there than I would normally do 6 months here in California.
I have a week of holiday, and I want good food, a sauna I also like for my 45 year old body to relax. Ok, maybe the tow service isn't 'hardcore' but if you have ever been to Chicama you know how long, and boring that walk back to the line up gets.
RE: Chicama surf resort« Reply #2 on: January 26 2009 07:01:00 »
Have you ever been roughing it in Chicama, Tony?
I welcome a new a good place to stay. I stayed in Chicama 15 years ago, got sick and swore i'd never go back there.
Now I probably will do ....in that resort
RE: Chicama surf resort« Reply #3 on: January 26 2009 23:01:00 »
Peter and J, I appreciate the fact you guys probably work hard, and want to get some quality surf. I left california over 15 years ago, partly, for the same reasons , because of the crowds and surf conditions. But as far as I"m concerned, building a surf camp (resort), is just the beginning of the end. Pave paradise and put up a parking lot, and the masses will come, unfortunately.
RE: Chicama surf resort« Reply #4 on: January 27 2009 06:01:00 »
if you see how big the playground is at Chicama then there's no problem when the masses arrive, there's plenty of space, it's a long wave, and it works 24 hours a day.
it provides work in an area that needs the employment badly
RE: Chicama surf resort« Reply #5 on: January 28 2009 23:01:00 »
Peter, I believe the resort was built by people trying to make a profit (money) off of a wave. Adding a few jobs to the local economy was a by product of the resort, and not their main goal. I"m more impressed by non-profit groups trying to make a difference in Peru, (www.PeruvianOutreach.org) just to name one. And as far as there being "plenty of space", only time will tell, but I"m sure it will be more crowded than before.
RE: Chicama surf resort« Reply #6 on: January 29 2009 04:01:00 »
What country do you live in Tony?
Haven't you all got a great lifestyle because of capitalism in the US?
Non profit organizations are great, they serve a purpose. Just like companies do, they provide real jobs and create economies.
I see you also posted about cloudbreak, and that is a completely different matter imo, that's an issue about claiming ownership of a wave ( which I agree with is wrong).
Tony,first it's about being a pansy, then it's about soul and roughing it, I think you'd like to go to these places but can't afford it.
RE: Chicama surf resort« Reply #7 on: January 30 2009 20:01:00 »
Affording it ,(money) ,has absolutely nothing to do with it. It"s about principal. I don"t believe waves should be sold, and I don"t believe surf spots ,(like chicama), should be exploited for someone"s personal gain.
RE: Chicama surf resort« Reply #8 on: January 31 2009 08:01:00 »
or just providing accommodation for visitors?
RE: Chicama surf resort« Reply #9 on: February 07 2009 23:02:00 »
Chicama has been surfed for the last 20 to 30 years without a resort. Ya , you had to drive a little, or camp out at the point. Small price to pay, to surf good waves in an unspoiled and natural enviroment.