Punta Ure: Chile is pumping | Photo: Rodrigo Farias/Glass.cl

The Chilean wave peak has been discovered by local surfers Ramon Navarro and Cristian Merello. Although it looks like a pure right-hander, the new giant can hold more size when going left. The wave attraction is located near the capital, Santiago.

Navarro has surfed Punta Ure with his tow partner Merello, after getting tired of hearing rumors about Punta Ure's real existence.

The wave is thrilling yet dangerous. An inexperienced surfer may get into trouble with a simple wipeout. The waves break in front of rocks and if you don't get out quickly before the next set of waves, severe injuries may apply.

Both surfers believe Punta Ure can be a paddle wave, with the right swell and conditions. The long and fast rights and lefts might be explored for future XXL surfing competitions.

South America has plenty of undiscovered secret spots and Chile is only one of the many countries that hide the future treasures of big wave surfing.

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