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Mataveri, a world class left pointbreak, looking pretty friendly.© 2014 Alan Thiznau
A surfer and an artist, "El Kenny" is one of the coolest locals around.© 2014 Alan Thiznau
You will be amazed by what lies beneath.© 2014 Alan Thiznau
The art of surfing and sculpture by Brandon and Te Pou Huke respectively© 2014 Alan Thiznau
After the session, Chileans, Peruvians and locals Mandy, Zuzuki, Kenny and Tama gather on the rocks just to enjoy the show.© 2014 Alan Thiznau
Hetereki at his front yard, taking a rest from work.© 2014 Alan Thiznau
When isn't big, the waves are likely to be more dangerous. Here is Fabio, from Peru, hoping to make it on a very shallow lava bottom at Mataveri.© 2014 Alan Thiznau
Vivi, another gem of the south coast.© 2014 Alan Thiznau
Uti Araki's got the tow-in equipment ready for the big days on the south coast. Unfortunately, it didn't get big enough at this time of the year.© 2014 Alan Thiznau
The two sides of paradise: Pakaia and Hanga Roa© 2014 Alan Thiznau
Pick a solid swell, make the treacherous paddle, avoid the fang-like rocks on the inside, and you could score some of the longest rights of your life.
If Jack Kerouac surfed he would have chewed his beatnik leg off to get on this trip. Desert Point to Shipstern and everything in between.
Not all winter is cold, even if the country is in danger of washing away there will be surfers lapping up the storms
Those two imposters, triumph and disaster, go hand in hand in the sport of bodyboarding, especially for those hellmen who push the boundaries of what is surfable.
From Europe to the West Coast of the States Alex Botelho had one hell of a season