This is a new feature showcasing unknown and remote beaches from around the world. This week we have Tuman in Chile.
Over to local sailor & Goya Teamrider Felipe Wedeles....
Where exactly is this place in Chile?
The place is call TUMAN and it is roughly halfway down the coast of Chile . It is, however, inside a large, private farm.
Is it a popular windsurfing spot or is it very remote?
It a very remote place, like almost every beach here in Chile . You mast have lots of local knowledge just to find the place down the dirt tracks.
Do you sail here regularly?
I live in Matazas which is another beach about half an hour from Tuman. Both places require certain wind & swell directions and with the ever changing sand banks you have to pick the right beach on the right day!
Looking at the photos, was this an exceptional day or does this happen quite often?
This is exceptional, I could count the number of days when it has been like this on my hand in terms of the swell but is it always windy.
How does the prevalent wind work in Chile?
The wind here is call the Surazo, and it’s a high presure wind that works in the many different bays along the coast with the thermal factor. It is a very consistent wind.
Finally, when did you become sponsored by Goya and why?
I started riding Goya Boards & Sails when I met Francisco Goya here in Matanzas. He was with the distributor of the brand and I was organizing a local contest called Topocalma Infernal. We invited Francisco to the contest along with Vidar Jensen. So I tried his boards and before I knew it, the deal was done and I was a Goya Teamrider!