Cold Chile Waves – Stand Up Paddle Surfing Heaven

stand up paddle surfing chile

Sometime you have to let the pictures do the talking. Our man in Chile, Naish rider Arnaud Frennet has been tackling giant, freezing, lefthand waves at , Punta De Lobos, Pichilemu, while we have been basking in a Northern Hemisphere summer, with small sloppy waves. Pichilemu is regarded as one of the best spots and most consistant spots in Chile to surf. Arnaud takes over the story:

The last 4 days were amazing! Attached some pictures from Thursday in Pichilemu when we got the biggest conditions with two friends of mine, Patrick Rousseau and Marcelo Ortega. An epic session where we got to test the resistance of equipment but also our own physical resistance.

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All Photos Philip Muller 2010

A few days later Arnaud takes a break from work to catch a wave, but he only has time for one. Better make it a good one……