Surfspots South America

Chile is a country in South America that occupies a long coastal strip. It has numerous beaches for surfing. The northern region of Chile has ideal weather conditions and attracts surfers from all over the world.

Central Chile has bigger waves, but the northern region has stronger waves that are better suited for surfing. Aside from the winter months of August and July, surfing is possible all year long. All of these factors make Chile o­ne of the most popular surfing spots in not just South America, but the world.


Pichilemu is the number o­ne spot for surfing in this country. In fact, the town hosts the annual national surfing championships. Pichilemu has something for everyone. Beginners can learn to surf o­n the beautiful beaches of Las Terrazas or La Puntilla, more advanced riders can surf at El Infierno and the most experienced can brave the 20 foot waves of Punta de Lobos.

Curanipe & Pullay

These beaches are another very popular option for surfers. Curanipe, a charming coastal resort, is known for long waves while Pullay beach usually has high tube waves.


The qualification for the national championships take place in the city of Arica. The city was the venue for a Rip Curl Pro Search surfing event from June 20 to July 1, 2007. In 2007, Airca was also the site for the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) world tour contest. The tour included other famous surfing sites such as Hawaii, Tahiti, South Africa and Fiji.