Coronavirus Precaution Forces Cancellation of IWT Topocalma Infernal Wave Event.

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FacebookInstagramEmailThe IWT is saddened to report, that as of today March 11, the 2020 Topocalma Infernal is cancelled.  Options for rescheduling are under consideration. “Hello IWT, given the world contingency due to the “Corona Virus”, and following the opinion of Chilean medical experts and authorities, we have decided to cancel the Topocalma Infernal Championship. Chile…
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FacebookInstagramEmailThe IWT 2020 Topocalma Infernal is going full steam ahead. The IWT is very excited to be returning to one of the best left hand rides in the world. This year the event is bigger and better than ever with a stunning new ocean front camping position and full amped up glamping with big warm…
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The SURAZO Topocalma Infernal

Event Window: September 24 – October 2.
Location: Mantanzas and Topocalma Ranch, Chile
Event Prize Pool: TBA
IWT Wave Tour Points: Three Star Event = 60% =points toward overall rankings.
Divisions: Pro Men, Women, Youth (18 max.), Masters (45+), Grand Masters (55+), OPEN for all non-pro riders.
Conditions: Cold, cold water, light to very strong ocean wind, moderate to large clean swells, port tack, with left hand breaking waves..


BORDER ACCESS UPDATE: Check with official websites.

Best Airport for arrival:  Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport, Santiago, Chile.
Accommodation: ON HOLD for international riders until further news from the Japan Government.
Event Site: The Rock, Mantanzas for Open, Junior, Women and early rounds, Topocalma Ranch for the finals and Pro riders.
Registration: ON HOLD.
Transfers to Mantanzas: Contact Hotel Surazo to book transfers. Or rent a 4WD from Santiago International Airport and self-drive, the roads are pretty easy.
Accommodation in Mantanzas: Hotel Surazo – has a range of accommodation from shared bunk rooms, to luxury couple suits overlooking the bay. Contact the hotel for details and bookings.

Event Description: The plan is we will base ourselves in Mantanzas (2 hours drive west from Santiago). The event will use the Hotel Surazo as our base of operations:

Hotel Surazo offers a wide range of accommodation from bunk rooms to stunning private rooms with beautiful views. The restaurant at the Hotel offers exceptional food. Award wining level.

Competitors and friends of the event will stay in and around Mantanzas at any accommodation that suits them. Hotel Surazo is obviously strongly recommended but there are a lot of places in the area. So make your bookings in Mantanzas and the surrounding countryside as it suits you.

We will sail out front of the Hotel most days in the excellent port tack conditions there. This is where the event will run Open division, youth division, G.Masters division, and perhaps early Masters, Pro and Women division rounds will be run at this wave.

When the forecast is right, when conditions are at their peak, with the biggest waves and perfect wind, the IWT morning briefing, at the Hotel Surazo, will call a GREEN LIGHT and it’s on for the best riders to head to Topocalma for the fast and the furious! We will all drive in 4WD’s, 40 minutes south through rough terrain and sand dunes to reach the pristine coastline and wave riding mecca known as Topocalma. The IWT will establish a basic beach base using the 4WD’s, and we will run the best riders at this incredible wave. Lean. Pure. In some of the best conditions in the wavesailing world. Topocalma Inferno!!!!!

All the action will be captured by our world class photographers and Videographers. The IWT team of Head Judge and 3 Scoring Judges includes some of the most experienced judges in the wave riding world.

We are very unlikely to complete the entire contest in a single day, so we keep going back for more epic conditions until we complete all brackets in full. This could mean up to 2 full days in Mantanzas, and then one or perhaps 2 full days heading to Topocalma. The IWT wants all riders, of all levels, to have a great time in the waves and on these adventures with the IWT family.

Going to Topocalma means competitors and friends traveling to Mantanzas will need to bring their own 4WD’s. A 4WD is essential to navigate the soft sands of the Topocalma beach. Please do not try to drive onto the Topocalma beach in a standard car. Please do not assume someone will take you unless you have made specific plans with someone with a 4WD.

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