Chile, South America

It gets Strong winds Left forward From $20/day
Updated:29 April 2021

Kitesurf Season


Destination Summary


Just 2:30 from the capital Santiago, we will welcome you at Matanzas! It´s a world class destination, with beautiful scenery, mixture of farm landscapes falling straight to several beaches and spots. When the southerly winds hit the coast, the "Surazo" will delight you with perfect conditions.

At La Boca, you´ll find a gorgeous flat ideal for beginners or when you need to practice techniques, surrounded by swans. Immediately to the south, we have Las Brisas, a wide beach and access point to Roca Cuadrada, where a looooong perfect left wave will embrace you. Then there is Matanzas, where besides from great conditions, you´ll share the spot with windsurfers and in low wind days, you may surf your ass out.

Big Air seekers will go straight to Pupuya, where whitecaps as far as the eye can see and kickers of all sizes will help you go directly to the stratosphere. Up to this spot, all of them are within a 20' ride apart. Further down south, 30' from Pupuya, you´ll get to Puertecillo, perfect spot for surfing and on strong Surazo days, also good for kiting. For the more adventurous bit of the destination, you may organize a day to Topocalma.

The whole area is thriving with restaurants and stylish club houses, such as La Lobera in Pupuya or Surazo in Matanzas. Additionally, should you have bad bad luck and get a week without wind, there are bike trails and wine country tours within reach. Best season to come is from late august to early april, spring and summer. Expect chilly southern pacific water, so bring your wet suit, 7m and 9m kites, twin tip and surfboard and you´ll enjoy Chile at its best!

Kite Info

Kite shop

Has a Kite Shop

Kite spots

La Boca; Las Brisas; Roca Cuadrada; Matanzas; Pupuya; Puertecillo; Topocalma

Best months

january, february, march, april, may, june, july, august, september, october, november, december

Dominant boosting direction

Left forward

Wind Strength, Consistency, Wind Quality, Density

It gets Strong (Up to 30 knots) It's windy Almost every day Pretty steady Cold wind

Water temp

Cold (You need a wetsuit)

Water conditions

Flat, Choppy, Waves

Local riders

Pablo Berrios; Pato Romero

Crowd factor

Some waters users around

Woo Record

17.9 by Greg Main-Baillie

Travel and life info

How easy is it to get there?

Takes time to get there

How do you get there?

Fly to Santiago and then a 2:30 / 3:00 ride by car or bus to Matanzas.

Daily cost

Affordable ($20-50 /day)

Party Destination


Do you need a car?


Family friendly?


Other fun and activities

Kite Trails
Hiking trails
wine country tours

How easy is it to find cuddle company?


Internet Connectivity

Good (video calls and streaming)


High development (many accommodations; hotels; health services and shops)

Thanks to Rodrigo Palominos @arlequin_lrp for submiting the destination

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