With only three weeks before the beginning of the contest, things are hotting up in Chile for the fourth stop of the ASP Rip Curl Pro Search World Championship Tour.

Contrary to most of the events on the pro circuit, the Rip Curl Pro Search WCT holds an ASP Floating License, which means that they can set up wherever they want, depending on where the best waves are. This year, Rip Curl has chosen South America and the Chilean coast to host a stage of Foster’s ASP circuit for the first time. The 4th stage of the Dream Tour will take place between June 20th and July 1st, in the delightful Arica region in Northern Chile.

Neil Ridgway, Rip Curl’s International Marketing Director, is waiting impatiently for this new edition of the Search to start. "After last year’s success in Mexico, we’re just can’t wait for June to arrive. These spots represent the spirit of the Search perfectly, the philosophy of the Rip Curl brand – blending the world class performances of the world’s 44 best surfers and one exceptional surf trip. Two years ago, Rip Curl was in St Leu (Reunion Island). Last year, it was Mexico’s turn to show off its perfect waves. In 2007, what can Chile throw at us…"

Check out ripcurl.com/chile to follow the event from June 20th.