SUPGlobals man in Chile and Naish rider Arnaud Frennet takes us on board for a weekend of Stand Up Paddle surfing in Arica. Luckily he took along his camera to catch the action.
Arica is known here as the Capital of Stand Up Paddling and this is mainly due to its great conditions which are more agreeable than in the rest of Chile (a bit warmer)but also because you can find there waves for everyone, and for every level of rider. You’ll see on the video images from Chinchorro, a very easy beach with safe small waves that the « Ariqueños » surf every day just like you’d go for your daily jogging! Very cool atmosphère.
There are also more serious waves of course for more experimented like « La Isla » & « El Brazo » just a few meters from the Nautic Club and its restaurant where the families would be enjoying their time in a very familiar way.