I was blown away by this country and truly believe it to be one of the most untouched countries in the world as far as natural beauty. I mean, Chile is home to the legendary “Patagonia”, where though you cannot surf, you’re able to see a part of nature that only a handful of people have seen.
Planning a vacation to Santiago, Chile—Neruda's birthplace is—is a must-see. Though you can't surf in Santiago itself (except for at the wave pool), as it is about 2 hours from the coast by car, you can prepare for some excellent waves near the capital and enjoy this fabulous city before launching into the Chilean coastal towns. It is nothing short of an adventure in Pacific Coast Paradise. There are endless surfing opportunities - with 300 days of waves per year - and plenty of other things to do as well. In this article, we'll just talk about a visit to the capital. Though Santiago itself sits in a valley not far from the sea, it will likely be your jumping-off point for any trip into Chile.
Widely known as the goofy footer's paradise, Chile has some great surfing, especially in the northern region where the weather conditions attract many surfers from all over the world. Chile is the Northern California of South America and the home of my favorite poet Pablo Neruda.