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In the last 5 years the surf industry of Arica has experienced dramatic growth in terms of private investment in comparison with previous years. But growth also with regard to tools of productive development aimed at the sector, which represents a triplication of investments in the last 3 years compared to the last decade, especially in accommodation and themed gastronomy in addition to the increase in the number of surf schools and sports-social clubs.

However, there is no consolidated provision with regard to the manufacture and production of equipment, clothes and footwear (retail) which in general represents the mainstay of this dynamic industry. The reason for this being the competitive gaps in comparison with our neighbouring countries, primarily in raw materials and technological advances in industrial machinery.