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Topic: surfing in Chile

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Paul Fruge'

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Chile Chile


surfing in Chile

« on: January 21 2006 11:01:00 »

Im moving to Vina Del Mar in Feb. of 06. Where are the good breaks, what size boards should I bring, wetsuits, and are there any surfshops w/ affordable boards and suits?


joanna boornazian

RE: surfing in Chile

« Reply #1 on: February 01 2006 11:02:00 »

Hey!! I am going to study abroad in valparaiso which is a five minute bus ride from vina del mar in late february and will be there for six months...I am very interested in learning how to surf but have only tried once.  i definitely plan on getting a board and giving it a shot...write back to me if you are interested in keeping in contact.  Where are you from and what are you going to chile for?  I am from Wisconsin, yes it is the cheese state, and am going down on the premise that I will learn spanish but I am hoping it will also be a nice break from the daily grind of grueling coursework here at UW Madison and that I will be able to chill out. I would be willing to help out in the search once I am down there.  Catch you later,



RE: surfing in Chile

« Reply #2 on: February 19 2006 18:02:00 »

hi there
i've found a place to learn how to surf - mostly kids - but fun none the less!

just in case you are interested



patk sheil

RE: surfing in Chile

« Reply #3 on: February 24 2006 08:02:00 »

Im in valparaiso looking for a surf shop today. will talk later.



RE: surfing in Chile

« Reply #4 on: February 24 2006 09:02:00 »

Id be interested to know about the place you that you found for learners. my mobile is 8 688 8960



RE: surfing in Chile

« Reply #5 on: March 09 2006 07:03:00 »

hey i´m living in Vina del mar for the year and if oyu found a place to buy the surfboards then let me know because I´m curenlty shopping to try and find a place to buy a board.

E-mail me:



RE: surfing in Chile

« Reply #6 on: May 16 2006 18:05:00 »

by any chance is this steve who used to go to gettysburg college?  if so.... i am headed down to chile in september and it would be ridiculous to see you and maybe even surf together!


mark thompson

RE: surfing in Chile

« Reply #7 on: November 06 2006 18:11:00 »

Hey dude,

There's lots of waves on the coast near Santiago a couple hours away. Good spots around Pichilemu, Valpariaso, and Vina del Mar. There's a really good surf spot guide available at "surfguidechile" dot com. I used it last year.

good luck,




RE: surfing in Chile

« Reply #8 on: November 26 2006 13:11:00 »

hi there - i still have details for anyone wishing to learn to surf near vina - get in touch if you need details



RE: surfing in Chile

« Reply #9 on: February 20 2007 16:02:00 »

Hey. I've just got word from my uni that I've been accepted as an exchange student in Valparaiso! Really looking forward to it, though it's not untill next christmas...

I'm having the same questions as Paul: prizes on surfing gear. Do I need to bring both my 6/5/4mm and my 4/3, 7mm boots?

Boards? cheaper to buy down there? prices in US or Euros plz...

Is a car prefereble from Valparaiso? Or will the buses take you everywhere?

Damn never written such a long post!

Cheers everyone swedish lad going crazy, countdown starting: ~300 days or so...

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