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Is the World’s Biggest Wave 500 Miles Off the Coast of Chile?

Los Plástico is a new short film from Patagonia which follows surfers Ramón Navarro, Léa Brassy and Kohl Christensen on a journey to Alejandro Selkirk Island in search of the world's biggest waves. Unfavorable conditions prevented them from riding the allegedly-incomparable waves, but the trio found that their time spent onshore was far from wasted.

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Alejandro Selkirk Island is roughly 500 miles off the coast of Chile, and is one of the more isolated inhabited places on the planet. The population of 57 relies heavily on the local lobster fishery, and are remarkably tuned-in to their environment. The surfers didn't find the waves that they were seeking, but their experiences on the island rendered the trip entirely worthwhile.

About The Author

stash member Zack Skovron

Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, now living in Jackson, WY. I’m an avid skier, biker, hiker, climber, and fisherman. Outside of sports, my major interests focus on public policy surrounding land use and energy systems.