Hometown: Farellones, Chile
Currently resides: Boulder, CO, USA | Patagonia, Chile| Wherever the Tent is Set
Current sponsors: Climate Reality, Trew Gear, Nanga Chocolate, Gordini Gloves, Discrete, Zeal Optics, Spacecraft Collective, Arbor
Rafael was born in Paris, France, and grew up all over the world. He has always been active in the outdoors but didn’t actually begin snowboarding until age 17. Now 23, he has been snowboarding double seasons between the Northern and South Hemispheres for five years. Rafael splits his time each year between his homes in Chile and the United States. When Rafa is stateside he resides in Boulder, CO where he is pursuing three separate degrees at the University of Colorado. His plans for the 2017/18 season include trips to five challenging ranges around the world to finish up the first documentary he is producing called Connections Film.