On January 15th, 2017, the Hala Team and I drove to Eduardo’s hometown, Carelmapu. Which in the Mapuche native language, means “Green Land”. It was about a one and a half hour drive from Puerto Varas. It was an adorable, small fishing village with colorful buildings everywhere. Mar Brava (meaning “rough sea” in Maphuche) was an amazing surf break that was only a ten minute drive from Carelmapu. We took the SUPs out and surfed at sunset.
The waves were small that day, but it didn’t stop us from having some fun as we surfed on our Nass’ and Playa.
Paul Clark took out the drone and created a pretty sweet video from this day. Check it out!
After we surfed, we went back to Carelmapu and ate the freshest seafood you could possibly get at a restaurant called “La Tia Paty”.
If you’re ever in the Puerto Varas area, I highly recommend you go meet Eduardo and check out his company ViveSUP. If you’re into surfing, Mar Brava is definitely a worthwhile stop. Be cautious of the sand bar and the rip tides! Have fun, but know what you’re doing before you go out. And PS, you most likely won't have to deal with any crowds because this break is one of those local secrets right now ;)