Southern of the world Worl class waving Zone This area of Chile has become the most popular surf destinations in the country. Due to the close proximity to Santiago, and high quality of the waves, this area has become world renowned within the surfing world. The tour begins by being met at Santiago International Airport by our surf assault vehicle driven by Pantera. The clients are than driven to the Hacienda Topocalma area, where camp is set up. Once inside the Hacienda, our client has the choice of surfing anyone of the 4 world class point breaks. From there, the tour moves on to the popular town of Pichilemu to surf the famous Punta de Lobos, and freshen up at the cabanas located on the point before heading down south to Pullay to set up camp and surf the renowned of quality surf breaks located between Curanipe and Cobquequra. This stretch of coastline is considered one of the most awe-inspiring coasts in the world, as far as beauty is concerned. The coast along this stretch resembles the Oregon Coast, with lots of pine trees, long white strand beaches, and river mouths. From here, we head to surf in the city of Constitucion before heading back to Santiago for final departure. ➢ All clients will be met at the Santiago International Airport, Hotel or Hostel by our bilingual guide, and transported directly to the finest surf spots in our 4-wheel drive vehicle. ➢ Itinerary customization, in accordance with each and every clients specific requests, and needs. ➢ Puertecillo ➢ Pichilemu ➢ All transfers and accommodations will be arranged for our clients by ChileEscondido and detailed out in a day by day ➢ itinerary (easily customizable during your stay). ➢ Gourmet meals and beverages in accordance with clients special requests, (vegetarian, etc) ➢ All camp equipment including: tent, sleeping bag with bed lining, air mattress, pillow, head lamp for reading, private shower, beach furniture, etc. ➢ Use of alternative activity equipment such as snorkeling and spear fishing equipment, fishing gear, ➢ mountain bikes, etc. ➢ Digital Photos Journal of your trip. ➢ Surf equipment rental (optional). ➢ ChileEscondido limited-edition souvenir T-shirt Not included: ➢ International Airfare from Home to Chile ➢ Alcoholics drinks ➢ Meals prior to our rendezvous at your place ➢ Excess Baggage charges ➢ Travel Insurance (Although we can offer this as an easy add-on to your travel package) ➢ Gratuities Chile is a strangely shaped country, twenty five time as long as it is wide, 4.300 kilometers (2.700 miles) of coastline is the southernmost surf region onj the Pacific lows pushed along by the Humboldt Current generate the most consistent swell on earth, resulting in a Surf excess rather than the usual problem of flat days. Just off the coast line of Chile is a deep water trench, wich plunges to dephs of 8.000 mts. (26.240 ft.), and allows SW swells to hit the coast with speed and power. Together with the dominant S winds perfect set ups abounds in the north facing bays for reeling offshore lefts to create a goofy footers heaven. Pichilemu is mean the little forest in Mapudungun language (the old Language of the Mapuches*, is the most radical and famous chilean place of lefts, recently was the 2010-Quiksilver Ceremonial in Punta de Lobos ( Wolf Point ). Surfing started in Chile in the early 70’s around Ritoque, wich has a powered and super consistent beachbreaks that they are clean on North Winds. When the more normal S winds blow, surfers head to Maitencillo rivermouth on small swells. If it’s big then El Claron has a left point break, peeling over sand covered rocks. Southern of there is Punta de Lobos-Pichilemu, first surfed in 1983, Pichilemu quickly become a popular destination with surf travelers because of the endless point break and laid-back atmosphere. Pichilemu itself is a small village and home to what, when the sand breaks are aligned properly, may be the longest wave in Chile, about 1 mile in a good day, you get always waves out there. When the swell is small (almost never), is a short left within easy walking distance called Infiernillo ( Little Hell) - with no wind and high tide it’s another classic left barrel. Lastly 4 miles south is Punta de Lobos (Wolf Point), yet another long left point break which handles considerable size and is by far the most consistent wave around. * Mapuche: People of the land. Chile Surfing conditions: South SW swells from Antartica lows are consistents with sizes varying from 2-18 fett ( 0.6-6 mts.) year round. The dominant wind comes from the S varying from 32% of the time in June to 53% of the time from Oct through February. The winter period of May -July also gets a lot of NW-NE winds (30-40%). The remainder of the years sees a S or lighter SW pattern. This means that the north facing coves will often be offshore, favouring lefts. Mid to high tides are the go at the most spots. The tidal range is significant, but it’s hard to find a tide table.