Curanipe was the last stop of our two week ‘Christmas Break’.
I first heard about this town when we played Dixit, the best (French) card game ever with two Frenchmen and one Chilean at the Buenos Aires Backpackers in Valdivia on the first day of the new year. Dirk desperately wanted to surf and the guys advised him that he would be able to rent a surfboard and wetsuit in Curanipe. So, without further ado, we got on an overnight bus to Curanipe after watching the Hobbit (voice-overed in Spanish, of course).
The owner of the surf rental store/ container claims to be friends with Derek Hynd, a legendary Australian surfer who surfs without fins and apparently lives in Jeffreys Bay at the moment. Derek gave this Chilean guy his first surfboard and that is how he learned to surf and now he also shapes surfboards.
We woke up Saturday to the noise of motorbikes right next to our tent. There was some bike race being held at the campsite the weekend, so we decided to leave the noise behind and head home to Santiago.