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Published on January 5th, 2007 | by K

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Somewhere in Chile – Rip Curl Search Pro

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20 Responses to Somewhere in Chile – Rip Curl Search Pro

  1. jake says:

    This should be interesting! It’s winter time in Chile in July, maybe northern Chile is more likely, but for a real Search ;D

  2. Chile man says:

    Anyone been to Chile?

  3. jake says:

    Damn, those are some nice photos from south of the border :o

  4. bags says:

    Go south…go south… for the winter ;)

  5. mildew says:

    Fuck ripcurl and there search and destroy tactics.

  6. admin says:

    What about your own Search & Destroy tactics ;D

  7. dingomatic says:

    Someone said it. Destroy the spot, the town… for who? For a few travelling surfers or for the local community. I am sure the do not mind the extra income.

  8. VarelaProductions says:

    Chile is got some nice spots, no doubt about that, but perhaps the bigwigs at the ASP/Rip Curl should consider PERU for their next Somwhere in stop of the tour. It would be insane to see the world’s top surfers, taming the gnarly break of PICO ALTO.
    Check out some footage at http://www.varelaproductions.com or surfline.com

    varelaproductions

  9. bags says:

    Hey valera, nice footage. I think it is very unlikely Rip Curl would set the next Somewhere in Peru, right after Chile, but Peru would make another exciting designation.

  10. admin says:

    [quote]Rip Curl has a provision that the ASP cannot hold another event in the secret location in Mexico until at least 2008 – will Rip Curl the return to Mexico[/quote] Mexico again next year ;D ? Rip Curl droped out as a Pipeline Master sponsor…

  11. bingo says:

    Yeah, it is all a big multinational corporations conspiracy 8)

  12. jake says:

    The point of Rip Curl The Search Pro is the Search, I think they did a great job last year, surf in Mexico was sick, now its time to move on. Surfing in Chile should be a really interesting, interesting designation for pros. Peru, maybe next year.

  13. dioclau says:

    I heard that they might be cancelling it, since the Mexico’s Search ended up doing some damage to the comunity(ies) involved. It will be a shame if it keeps happening. I say, let’s surf but leave the partying for later times.
    Hang loose!!!!

  14. jake says:

    Where did you hear that? The official ASP site doesnt say anything…

  15. Huasco says:

    did you heard “la bestia” or “el buey” peruvian??.
    Go Chile gringos..mmm, maybe you scared.

  16. andrew says:

    blah..theres nothing in it, so far it is going to be held in [url=http://360guide.info/surfing/somewhere-in-chile-arica.html?Itemid=44]Arica, Chile[/url] and thats that ;D

  17. chileno says:

    but there’s some pipeline in Antofagasta that is even better kept secret. FWIW Pichilemu rocks..

  18. Jorge says:

    This beach is great for surfing.. you will see..

  19. Olanavichskibergersteinhausen says:

    The amount of bad feeling ripcurl created after “La jolla” was immense. They fully managed to rip the townsfolk off. The villagers there saw very little back from having a major company use the spot for the comp. All of the surfers and crew stayed in a town around 30mins away, brought their own catering and partyed there. They came, got some off the best swell that was seen in a long time there, and locals and stopped guys who’ve been travelling to the spot for years surfing it during an all time swell and conditions. And after the exposure the crowd levels went through the roof, and mayhem broke out in the water, between travelling surfers, locals from the area, locals from up the road, expats. Straight away there was talk off developement and land grabs, as well as the military turning up for a visit. Politics in Mexico is kinda different to the rest of the world. I wouldn’t be surpised if some from of relocation program will be introduced in the not too distant future. Well done rip-tear.
    As for Chile, I was fearing for the worst. But true to their nature, they haven’t really “searched” very far. They probably just looked in the storm rider guide and saw what they wanted. And I’m sure the Arica tourist board are delighted. At least they are not going on about keeping the place a “secret”. The waves in this part of Chile are heavy, and the waters pretty ffing cold so, it may not have the impact of last years raping. But further south is a different kettle of fish, and is worth a look if you have the cajones…..

  20. drake says:

    Nice Olana… I have to agree that the impact for the local surfers is never positive… uncovering their “secret” spot to the world >:( it sucks. But as far as the local comunity goes (surfers excepted) this is (was) their chance. I am not sure what they expected and what kind of deal they had with RC but the chance was and still is there. Its up to them if and how will they take it and what will they make of it. With so much publicity the surfers and the money starts flowing in now it is up to them to benefit from that. Most of the times it is visiting surfers that want the place to stay just the way it was. No crowds, rural, undeveloped and beautiful. And then the place is ruined for them and they bitch how it is destroyed and all but locals might want something else, progress, development, new roads, whatever. Again, I do not know what the deal with the local community was and what they want(ed) to get out of this but I hope you get my point.

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