This is a unique opportunity to experience an upcoming windsurfing paradise with the pros. The conditions and lifestyle in Matanzas and Chile in general is so good that more and more pros are now calling it home.
We have teamed-up with one of the top professional windsurfers on the PWA circuit to give you a week of wave-sailing bliss. Robby Swift has been a highly respected personality within the PWA for many years and when he isn't out there perfecting his double-forwards, you will usually find him on a live streaming channel presenting the events. A s a Matanzas resident himself, Robby will take you to the best spots in the area and introduce you to the local Chilean culture whilst tuning your windsurfing skills in the process.
The Location Matanzas boasts the strongest, most consistent conditions and the world-class wave of Roca Cuadrada, while just a couple of hours south Pichilemu hosts the longest windsurfable wave in Latin America at La Puntilla. From the beginning of Spring until Autumn, the Surazo wind usually kicks in strong around midday to offer ideal conditions for windsurfing. Extend your Chile holiday by adding unique experiences including the Atacama Desert, the breathtaking Chile Lake District or magical Easter Islands.
The Action With great cross shore winds and high waves, Matanzas and its nearby offers some of the best wave-riding in the world. We will be covering everything from jumps and wave riding to forward and back loops. But it won't just be windsurfing that's on offer. The surrounding countryside offers many alternatives including sampling the local wine now famous the world over. We will have 4x4* vehicles at your disposal ready to take you anywhere for some serious action!
Equipment No need to bring your own gear as there will equipment available to rent from Goya. However, due to limited supplies we recommend booking in advance to ensure you are fully covered. If you decide to bring your own equipment, then please inform us as we can advise on the best airlines to use.
Windsurf centre Surazo
Photography/video Personal daily video coaching with Robby will allow you to watch your technique in HD glory and analyze your moves and technique frame-by-frame in order to make the most out of your time in Chile. Robby also has a vast video library of all the pros doing every conceivable maneuver so whatever you want to learn, you will be able to study it daily.
Visa requirements A visa is not required by UK citizens for tourist stays of up to three months.
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I was born in 1984, windsurfing was just about at it’s peak and my dad, being a huge windsurfing fan and good windsurfer himself, named me after his idol, Robby Naish.
Since then, my family have helped me to pursue my love of windsurfing and become a professional sailor. Now I am lucky enough to travel to some of the best windsurfing locations in the world and compete at the very highest level in order to earn my living.
I have come close to realising my dream of winning a PWA world title, finishing 3rd in four different disciplines, three of them over consecutive years from 2003-2005. A couple of injuries held me back in 2006-2008 but in 2009 I was back at number 3 in the world and hope to win a wave world title very soon!
1999 IFCA Youth World Champion Slalom
1999 IFCA Youth World Champion Formula
2003 1st Place PWA Freestyle Fuerteventura
2003 3rd PWA Overall Freestyle World Ranking
2004 3rd PWA Overall Super X World Ranking
2005 3rd PWA Overall Waves World Ranking
2008 4th PWA Cabo Verde Waves
2009 3rd PWA Overall Wave World Ranking
2010 6th PWA Overall Wave World Ranking