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Chile occupies roughly the bottom two-thirds of South America's west coast, and its 4,000-mile shoreline pulses with a diverse, consistent, and largely uncrowded array of surf breaks. There are two popular surfing areas in Chile: 1) The arid north coast surrounding the cities of Iquique and Arica, filled with hard-breaking rock reefs like El Gringo, a vicious peak often described as the "Chilean...
Magoo de la Rosa, El Gringo. Photo: Geoff RagatzSubscribe to view
Magoo de la Rosa, El Gringo. Photo: Geoff Ragatz