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Going to Brazil to watch the Fifa World Cup 2014? May as well surf the Pororoca on the Amazon River
Posted by on May 6th, 2014

Come June 12 the Fifa World Cup 2014 will be kicking off in Brazil and if you’re one of the lucky few who will be there to watch it live then send me a postcard hey. And while the stage is set for the biggest soccer tournament on the planet i’m also slightly jealous that those going to Brazil will also get to experience the beaches, rain forrests and if you’re a surfer then without a doubt you will want to experience the Pororoca…or the ‘Great Roar’ when translated from the local language. It’s the longest and one of the most extraordinary waves on Earth.

The phenomenon is actually a tidal bore where waves of up to 4m high travel down the Amazon River, starting at the mouth near the Atlantic Ocean and travelling inland for as far as 800km. The longest time captured on tape riding the wave is 43 minutes. Aweh.

Ya hey, as with many great surf spots this awesome wave is not without its perils. Surfers have to contend with entire trees caught in the swell, giant J-Lo eating snakes in the water and flesh eating piranhas…this isn’t the Valley of the Waves at Sun City.

And here’s some footage of what it looks like:


But if surfing isn’t your thing then stick to the soccer hey. There will be more than enough action happening to keep all fans happy. And if you’re like me and can’t make it to Brazil then i’ve said before that SuperSport has you covered. Every moment of the 2014 FIFA World Cup will be broadcast- live and in HD, on the two dedicated SuperSport channels. And if you’re on social media then keep up-to-date with all the action by following @SuperSportTV and @SuperSportBlitz.

Can’t wait for kickoff.

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