The SURAZO Infernal World Cup

Saturday March 30th – Friday April 12th, 2024

5 Star 100% Rider Ranking Points

Prize Money
USD $20,000 Women & Men Wave
Prize money to be distributed:
1st Man / Woman USD $4,000
2nd Man / Woman USD $3,000
3rd Man / Woman USD $2,000
4th Man / Woman USD $1,000

INTRODUCTION
This is one of the truly iconic events of the new Wave Tour. The IWT has been running this event with the incredible talented local organizers since 2017. In that time it has become famed for high performance riding and GOOD TIMES! The first two events were organized by the energetic and extraordinary Alex Vargas. A great rider himself, Alex lit the fire and started something big running the event in Mantanzas 2017 and 2018. In 2019 he stepped back to complete his Architecture studies and the crew from the Hotel Surazo stepped in to revive the INFERNAL! Felipe Wedeles, Andres Tobar, and José Manuel Pérez. Legends. The origin of the “Infernal” was an epic event run many years ago by the hard core Chilean crew with huge waves and wild winds in Topocalma – The Topocalma Infernal. They brought it back big time in 2019 and the event ran exclusively in Topocalma. It was a huge success and inspired us all, featuring in the IWT movie RIDERS with the support of the Red Bull Chile media team. The event didn’t run in 2020, 2021 and 2022 thanks to the global shutdown. Now it’s back, bigger than ever as part of the Unified PWA IWT Wave Tour and we are EXCITED!!!! This year the event will run heats in Matanzas where the sand banks are INCREDIBLE! Welcome to CHILE!!! The worlds best riders, on the worlds best waves. Let the good times roll!

Presented by the IWT in partnership with the Professional Windsurfing Association
Event Title Sponsor: SPiCARE skin care
Event Supporting Sponsor: Omaezaki City
Event Local Organising Body: JWA with the IWT

ENTER AND REGISTER YOUR INTEREST HERE
TBC
ROUND 1 REGISTRATION opens : Friday February 1st
Please note that Round 1 Registration closes on Friday February 8th.
5 Star World Cup riders will be confirmed Monday February 11th.
3 Star Challenger riders will be offered places on Monday February 11th.
Entries will be handled via the online entry system on the Live Heats website – link below:
The IWT World Cup entry fee us USD $300
Note: Live Heats uses Australian Currency: ADU 450 = USD 300
Note: Challenger Rider entry fee is USD $200

MEN – all riders are welcome to register their interest now.
Note: 32 Men = 26 top ranked + 4 wild cards (3 PWA/IWT + 1 local = 4) + top 2 Challengers )(see detail breakdown below). These top 32 riders will earn 5 star 100% event points in the main bracket.
Note: All riders outside the top 30 (26 + 4 wild cards) will be offered the opportunity to compete as CHALLENGERS and earn 3 Star 20% points. The top 2 riders from the Challengers advance into the WORLD CUP bracket of 32 earning full 5 Star 100% points.
Note: ALL REGISTERED RIDERS EARN RANKING POINTS.

WOMEN – all riders are welcome to register their interest now.
Note: All WOMEN will earn WORLD CUP 5 star 100% event points – all welcome.
Note: unlimited numbers for women, we welcome and encourage any and all women to compete, including all local women and regional riders.

MASTERS (45+) – all riders are welcome to register their interest now.
Note: Masters are competing for 100% ranking points.
Note: We have a limit of 16 Masters so register early to secure your spot.

JUNIORS (U18 and U21) – all riders are welcome to register their interest now.
Note: Juniors are competing for 100% ranking points – all welcome.
Note: We have a limit of 16 Juniors so register early to secure your spot.
Note: Younger riders are free to compete in both Junior (U18) AND the Junior Pro (U21) if they wish. This will be discussed with each rider after registering your interest.

Note: the Wave Tour reserves the right to accept entries up to the day before the event to ensure the best possible full brackets for World Cup competition.

ALOHA RIDERS,

Once your enter / register, you will receive an email confirming receipt of your entry, to the email address you have used to login. This just means we have received your application. All Women, Juniors and Masters will be confirmed. Fo the MEN, it DOES NOT mean you have a CONFIRMED place in the event. If you do not receive an email confirmation, please check your junk mail folders. If you have still not received an email within 4 hours, then please contact: info@internationalwindsurfingtour.com

If you wish to enter more than one discipline at an event, you must submit an entry and repeat the process for each separate discipline. Submitting an entry for the Men’s division does not guarantee a place in the event. Once entries have closed. The final entries will be collated and you will receive confirmation of whether you have received a place in the event from the PWA / IWT. Please do not book flights, accommodation or make any non refundable

Rules Sanction and Status
This event is run by the IWT Wave Tour rules and regulations and by the Professional Windsurfers Association (PWA) Rulebook and is sanctioned by the PWA as a World Cup status event as part of the 2023 PWA World Tour. Together these form THE WAVE TOUR rules and regulations.

Competition Details
The competition will take place at Mathias and Topocalma beaches, pending conditions.

Equipment brand and sail colours for identification will be confirmed during registration. Equipment is unlimited is customisation but all brands used must have paid the Industry fees due before their team riders may compete.  The competition format will be the Wave Tour 4 rider Dingle of conditions are plentiful, and the single if conditions are limited.

Official Functions
There will be a mandatory opening ceremony
Official Party will be held at the SURAZO Hotel
The closing ceremony awards night will be held at the SURAZO Hotel
Attendance at both ceremonies is mandatory for all competitors.
Riders should make their flight and travel arrangements accordingly.

Conditions of Entry – The 2024 SPiCARE Omaezaki Japan World Cup

Wave – There shall be a maximum of 32 entries in the men’s division allocated as follows (plus unlimited challenger riders – details below). There shall be an open and unlimited entry field for Women, Masters and Juniors.

MEN

ENTRY PROCEDURE POSITION Places
2023 PWA IWT Wave Ranking 1-16 16
2024 PWA IWT Wave Rolling Ranking 17-26 10
PWA IWT Wildcards 27-29 3
Organizer Wildcard 30-30 1
Top 2 From Challenger Riders 31-32 2

 

WOMEN

ENTRY PROCEDURE POSITION Places
2023 PWA IWT Wave Ranking Unlimited Unlimited
2024 PWA IWT Wave Rolling Ranking Unlimited Unlimited
PWA IWT Wildcard Unlimited Unlimited
Organizer Wildcard Unlimited Unlimited
Top 2 From Challenger Rounds Unlimited Unlimited

 

MASTERS : 45+

ENTRY PROCEDURE POSITION Places
2023 PWA IWT Wave Ranking Highest ranked 1-8 8
Any places not taken to be PWA IWT Wild Cards
Regional Rankings & Organizer Wildcards 9-16 8

 

JUNIORS : <18 Boys & Girls + <21 Boys & Girls

ENTRY PROCEDURE POSITION Places
2023 PWA IWT Wave Ranking Highest ranked 1-8 8
Any places not taken to be PWA IWT Wild Cards
Regional Rankings & Organizer Wildcards 9-16 8

 

Should too few entries be received at the closing date, the PWA IWT reserves the right to limit entries or to adjust the entry structure if it is in the bests interests of the sport or the event.

All competitors must enter through the Live Heats online entry system – link tbc.

The PWA IWT reserve the right to adjust the conditions of entry should it be deemed to be in the best interests of the event, the sport and the PWA IWT.

Environmental
Competitors shall at all times conduct themselves in an environmentally friendly way. Competitors are required to participate in beach clean ups or similar activities to promote positive environmental action.

Advertising
Competitors will be required to wear advertising vests. According to PWA IWT Rules, competitors will be required to carry sail stickers and wear advertising vests. All other advertising on sails and boards will be according to PWA IWT Advertising Rules. Competitors must make maximum effort to ensure sails are clean and that stickers are properly fixed in place, regardless of sail material or the age of the sails. Sails should be fully cleaned at the start of the event and stickers applied to all sails that may be used at the event on the first day, not just as and when a sailor chooses to use them, as there may not be time to affix branding at that point. It shall be the competitor’s own responsibility to make sure that branding is properly fixed and penalties may be imposed for anyone not carrying the correct branding for any reason whatsoever.

Travel / Visa Requirements
All competitors must make sure that they are aware of any necessary visas or other specific travel arrangements.

Equipment Shuttle / Transport
TBC

Accommodation
Free accommodation (in share rooms) will be provided for:
● The top 8 men from the 2023 PWA IWT Wave Ranking in attendance at the event.
● The top 4 women from the 2022 PWA IWT Wave Ranking in attendance at the event.
The PWA IWT Reserves the right to change the allocation of rooms provided at their discretion

AIRPORT
Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport (SCL) & drive 2 hours west-south-west to Mantanzas.

TRANSFER TO MATANZAS
FROM SANTIAGO DE CHILE TO MATANZAS 157 KMS. You can rent a car from the airport through the usual outlets. You can arrange paid transfers via the Hotel Surazo: RESERVAS@SURAZO.CL. 2.5 HOURS BY CAR FROM SANTIAGO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.

ACCOMMODATION

THE HOTEL SURAZO – Official Event HQ. HOTEL EXPERIENCE, GASTRONOMIC EXPERIENCE, SPORTS EXPERIENCE, FAMILY EXPERIENCE.
CONTACT WHATSAPP 56-9-9600 0110 / MAIL RESERVAS@SURAZO.CL

HOTEL SURAZO: A HOTEL AND RESTAURANT WITH MORE THAN 15 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE LOCATED IN THE BAY OF MATANZAS IN FRONT OF THE SEA. WE ARE CHARACTERIZED BY OFFERING A PERSONALIZED SERVICE, WITH SPECIAL ATTENTION TO OUR GUESTS, CLIENTS AND FRIENDS. WE HAVE 12 ROOMS, A SPA, A READING ROOM, A WORK ROOM, A RESTAURANT AND TERRACE FOR 150 PEOPLE AND A SPORTS SCHOOL THAT OFFERS CLASSES AND SURF EQUIPMENT RENTALS. WE ARE OPEN EVERY DAY OF THE YEAR.

Storage and Facilities
Secure storage will be provided on site for competitors equipment from 1 days prior to the event and for 1 night after.

Weather Conditions
Generally this time of year we see left hander down the line riding conditions, with winds expected to range form light to strong. Waves can be head to mast high plus. The water is cold and requires winter style wetsuit protection.

Equipment – Wave
Unlimited equipment for all Wave Events.

Sail Numbers
All sailors will be required to carry clearly legible sail numbers. These will be required for and should be of a type such as those specified in the PWA IWT Rulebook. Hand drawn numbers or numbers made of tape or stickers shall not be permitted. Sailors without suitable sail numbers may not be permitted to compete. Sailors should be aware that they will be promoting the sport under public scrutiny. Any sail numbers, branding or other publicly viewable items or equipment, considered to be detrimental to the sport, the event or the PWA or IWT shall not be allowed. Suitability of such items shall be at the discretion of the PWA and IWT. Let’s make sure it looks good for the crowd and media.

Entry Fees
All riders will be required to pay entry fees as specified below. Fees can be paid online up to 72 hours in advance through the Live Heats Payment.

Register here – same as link on page 1: TBC
After the 72 hour pre event start deadline fees will be subject to a USD $20 surcharge. Local Wild Cards and any other sailors awarded entry after the deadline will be exempt from the USD $20 surcharge. Late payment may be charged at a rate of USD $20 per day.

Men & Women & Masters & Juniors

Online Fee Within 72 hours of start
Championship Riders USD $300 USD $320
Challenger Riders & Juniors USD $200 USD $220

Please note, that sailors must still attend the official registration on site – failure to attend the official event registration may result in disqualification and a fine. All online payments include an additional 6% transaction fee which is in accordance with 3% from Stripe + 3% for Live Heats transaction costs.

Emergency Numbers
TBC

Contact details

IWT IWT
Name Simeon Glasson Russ Faurot
Title IWT Director IWT Director
Email simeon@riders.tv russ@internationalwindsurfingtour.com
Tel +61 0408 204169 +1 (785) 2184281
Web https://internationalwindsurfingtour.com/ https://internationalwindsurfingtour.com/
CHILE ORGANIZER
Felipe Sédeles
International Coordinator
TBC

THE 2023 SURAZO INFERNAL

THE PLACE
SURAZO HOTEL, MATANZAS
HOTEL CAPACITY
36 PEOPLE SHARING ROOMS

ROOMS
8 PACIFIC ROOMS WITH SEA VIEW
4 NORTH ROOMS WITH INTERIOR PATIO VIEW
2 LOBERAS WITH 5 BEDS EACH ONE THAT SHARE BATHROOM

COMMON SPACES
1 WORK ROOM (30 people, projector, plasma 60ª)
1 READING ROOM
1 SPA (2 hotub)
1 dry sauna, 1 pool
1 RESTAURANT FOR 60 PEOPLE (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
1 TERRACE IN FRONT OF THE SEA FOR 100 PEOPLE

RECEPTION
Open 8:00 / 23:00
CHECK IN: 15:00
CHECK OUT: 12:00

ALL THE ROOMS AND COMMON SPACES OF THE HOTEL ARE HEATED.

ALL ROOMS INCLUDE:

BREAKFAST IN THE HOTEL RESTAURANT https://www.surazo.cl/menu/
ENTRANCE TO THE SPA SECTOR
PARKING
WIFI

HABITACIONES / ROOMS

PACIFIC VIEW ROOMS
8 Rooms Pacific 24 m2 Bathroom Independent terrace with sea view Safe box Heating.
US 150 Daily value double rooms 4 single rooms 4.

COURTYARD ROOMS
4 Rooms North 24 m2 Bathroom Independent terrace overlooking the courtyard Safe box Heating.
US 120 Daily value double rooms 2 single rooms 2.

BUNK ROOMS
2 Loberas Rooms 30 m2 5 beds each Shared bathroom (does not include towels) Heating.
US 80 Daily value ESPACIO COMUNES.

GUEST AMENITIES

SPA Sector 1 pool 2 hot tube 1 dry sauna
1 Multipurpose Room 60 m2 Capacity 30 people Projector / 60th plasma TV Heating
1 reading or work room
ACTIVITIES / EXTRAS
Commencal bicycles year 2019 Includes Helmet
Group Yoga class 9 am Friday 24 x 1hr Multipurpose room Value per person (minimum 10 people)
Horseback riding (external service) Duration 1 hour approx. Maximum 10 people
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ALTERNATIVE ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS

CABINS
https://entrerocasmatanzas.cl/
https://www.miradordematanzas.cl/
https://www.quadromatanzas.com/
Cabañas centinela Quebrada matanzas .

AIRBNB
Matanzas S O M O S.

2019 Event Video

Windsurfing = surfing with more power, more speed

When the wind is up, and we can't surf clean waves, we windsurf. At it's best windsurfing offers more speed than we get as surfers, more airtime, more power, because the wind offers us extra energy to ride harder and faster. Harnessing the elements.

Posted by International Windsurfing Tour on Sunday, November 10, 2019