World Surfing Championships
Iquique • Chile

From: Chile Festivals and Events 2016-2017

See also: IquiqueAtacamaAdventure Travel

World Surfing Championships
The prestigious World Surfing Championships are held in Iquique where competitors from far and wide come to compete and enjoy the superb setting and excellent surf that the city has to offer.

Each year hundreds of competitors take part in the event which lasts for about a week and provides the perfect environment for this type of competition with first class waves, excellent viewing opportunities and good weather.

Iquique is well known as an excellent surfing destination and there are places within Iquique where you can hire boards and wet suits.

Date of Surfing Championships
The event lasts for around a week and takes place in November each year.

The city of Iquique is in Chile's northern Tarapacá Region to the west of the Atacama Desert and the city of Calama.

Travel Guide
The Diego Aracea International Airport (IQQ) is just outside Iquique and has links to several other cities within Chile such as Santiago. There are also several long distance coaches that travel frequently to Iquique from other areas of Chile.