The epic event is tentatively scheduled for December 18th, with a month long holding period to ensure the waves are PUMPING!
Thanks to our friends Fernando Vásquez Calderon of @pumpingbodysurf, and Ricardo Añorga of @BodysurfingPeru, the stoke is spreading to the Central Coast of Peru, just outside the city of Lima (in the district of Chorrillos)
"There are strong cultural connections & traditions with the sea in Peruvian society. We have a coastline with waves of excellent quality, that pump all year. We are champions of surf and we hope to be in bodysurfing too." said Fernando
The "PUMPING La Herradura 2016- COPA SLYDE" will take place on a classic point break that fires a heavy left on bigger days. This spot is also known as "playita."
There will be 2 categories of participation:
Bodysurfing (16 spots available)
Handboarding (16 spots available)
"El Pumping La Herradura 2016 COPA SLYDE, is a platform for all Bodysurf riders, a starting point to share the coast of Peru, learn different techniques, judging rules, and discover handboarding. One day I hope to see it as a professional circuit." Fernando Vásquez Calderon