Sandwiched between the lofty spine of the Andes and the limitless blue fetch of the South Pacific, Chile is forging a reputation as the ultimate cold-water destination for waves of power and consequence. Thick waves are the norm along the coastline of this thin country that reaches from Peru to the polar regions of Antarctica and measures a mind-boggling 6,435km (4000 mi) of Pacific coastline, without adding the offshore islands of Juan Fernández, Salas y Gómez, Desventuradas and Rapa Nui (Easter Island). Given such scope, it’s little wonder that discoveries have been filtering through to the outside world of hard-barrelling slabs, long-loping points and huge tow-in monsters. Recent limelight has shone through the pro surfing competition in Arica up north and the threat of environmental disasters down south, but the real appeal is in the awesome waves that constantly pound this endless coastline.
The Stormrider Surf Guides are the worlds best selling and most respected collection of surfing guide books delivered in paper, ebook and app formats. The Stormrider Surf Guides are the only comprehensive colour guides to the coastlines of Europe, North America, Central American and the Caribbean, Indonesia and the Indian Ocean, South America, Africa, East Asia, The Pacific and Australia. The authoritative text includes oceanographic, environmental and cultural notes on the entire coastlines. Each guide contains numerous full colour maps and superb photos of the best waves, shot by the best photographers. All information is compiled with the help of local riders whose sensitive approach enables an accurate and knowledgeable appraisal. An essential tool for surfers searching for their perfect wave.