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The son of a fisherman, Chilean big wave surfer Ramón Navarro grew up in and around the ocean. With a reputation for fearlessness in giant surf, he brings the same passion and bravery to his activism work. From saving Punta de Lobos to taking on Chile’s fish farm industry, Ramón now dedicates his life to preserving his country’s vibrant coast.
Ride of the Year Award Nominee, Billabong XXL Awards, 2012
Second place finish at the Quiksilver Ceremonial, Punta de Lobos (Pichilemu, Chile), 2011
Second place finish at the 2011 Big Wave World Tour
Third place finish at the Todos Santos Big Wave Event, Baja California, Mexico, 2010
Fifth place finish at the 2009 Eddie Aikau
Monster Energy Drop Award, 2009 Eddie Aikau
First place finish at the Quiksilver Ceremonial, Punta de Lobos (Pichilemu, Chile), 2006
Rode “La Bestia” (The Beast) in 2004, Chile
Adventurer of the Year nominee 2013, National Geographic
Featured in movie,180 Degrees South
Save the Waves Surf Ambassador. Organized and led community opposition to a proposed sewage pipeline, Pichilemu, Chilev
For our 50th year, we’re looking forward, not back, to life on Earth. Together, we can prioritise purpose over profit and protect this wondrous planet, our only home.