One of the Swiss guys ripping Topocalma
Above pictures is from Punta de Lobos. not an unnormal size !
Windsurfing La Puntilla !
Sunset at Pichilemu surf Hostal !
Myself at Topocalma
Killian going big ! all windsurf pics by Jen V. Meteren
Bottom picture is Playa Topocalma
Not much to report surfingwise here on Norways west coast. the autumn lows havent arrived yet. i decided to post some pictures from my trip to Chile in winter of 07/08. Chiles must have some of the best and consistent surf in the world.. the conditions the pictures show were nothing out of the ordinary ! Unfortunlately the wind was kind of bad, and i only sailed abot 40 % of the days. might have scored some more sailing but i was sick from foodpoisoning/chilean bugs for about 2 weeks. also the surf was a bit too big for me on a ordinary surfboard !
However i scored some epic sessions at Playa Topocalma ! its among the best spots ive ever sailed. its situated inside a huge private Hacienda and they only let a few people in every day(keeps the crowd down. i have actually sailed there alone !).once inside you drive through to most beautiful scenery,before parking in the shade of a small forest sheltered from the wind. you rig and walk 15 yards to the bank of a perfect flatwater lagoon with waist high water and sideshore wind. here its possible to warm up and check your rigging before you hit Topocalmas perfectly peeling hollow fast point break waves with strong side off winds !
Travelling Chile can be challenging, but there are rewards.. i will definitively go back,preferably when my surfings gotten better.