Strange Natural Phenomenon And Surfer’s Paradise: The Almost Never-Ending ‘Pororoca’ Wave In Brazil


The Never-Ending ‘Pororoca’ Wave in Brazil is probably the longest wave on Earth!

The Pororoca is also the largest and most dangerous tidal bore in the world.

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Twice a year, between the months of February and March, Atlantic Ocean waters roll up the Amazon river generating the longest wave on Earth.

The phenomenon, known as the Pororoca, is caused by the tides of the Atlantic Ocean which meet the mouth of the Amazon River in northern Brazil. This tidal bore generates waves of up to 12 feet high which can last for over half an hour.

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The name “Pororoca” comes from the indigenous Tupi language, meaning “great destructive noise“. The wave can be heard about 30 minutes before its arrival, and it’s so powerful that it can destroy anything, including trees, local houses and all kind of animals.

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To surf the Pororoca is probably one of the most unique surfers’ experiences on the planet. The wave has indeed become popular. Since 1999, an annual championship is held in São Domingos do Capim.

However, surfing the Pororoca is especially dangerous, as the water contains a significant amount of debris from the margins of the river (often, entire trees).

The record that we could find for surfing the longest distance on the Pororoca was set by Picuruta Salazar, a brazilian surfer who, in 2003, managed to ride the wave for 37 minutes and travel 12.5 kilometers.

Pororoca is a surfer’s dream… You are indeed riding an almost never-ending wave.

Do you know, there is a mysterious place where lightning are everlasting!

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