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Chilean surf legend Ramon Navarro was born at world famous point break Punta de Lobos in a traditional Chilean fishing shack known as a "ruca". He is one of Chile's first professional surfers, and has a reputation for seeking out and riding giant surf, whether in his home country of Chile or around the globe. The son of a fisherman, Ramon also maintains a strong passion for protecting precious coastal resources in Chile and beyond.

Ramon has worked closely with Save The Waves in Chile, and in 2007 he was instrumental in rallying community opposition against a proposed sewage pipeline that would have dumped sewage into the ocean just offshore of Pichilemu's main surfing beach. He also has appeared as a surfer and activist in several Save The Waves film projects. He joins the surf ambassador program to galvanize opposition to coastal pollution from Chile's pulp industry and a proposed coal-burning power plant located in front of one of his favorite big wave spots, the recently discovered Santos del Mar.

from savethewaves.org