Anthony Walsh wins the 7th Perfect Chapter

4955Anthony Walsh wins the 7th Perfect Chapter

Anthony Walsh won the Perfect Chapter today in offshore 8-9-foot barreling waves at Carcavelos Beach in Cascais, Portugal. The Hawaiian surfer, who entered at the last minute to replace defending champions William Aliotti (injured), becomes the fourth alternate to win the contest.

In the final, Anthony Walsh scored a total of 8.60 points, leaving the two Perfect Chapter winner Nic Von Rupp in second, with a combined score of 5.80 points. Third was Basque surfer Aritz Aranburu, with American Balaram Stack finishing fourth with 4.30 and 2.25 points respectively.

“I’m really satisfied with this win, it’s so unexpected. I wasn’t even in the contest; I got the call last minute as someone was injured. I travelled for 30 hours, got here yesterday, surfed once and ended up winning, so it’s an amazing feeling” said Anthony Walsh during the awards ceremony.

Basque surfer Aritz Aranburu won both Best Tube powered by Iswari and Best Score powered by Casio. The Best Score was a total of 15.50 in the first heat of the day, and the Best Tube an 8.50 during the third round.

Nic Von Rupp, besides being the best-placed Portuguese surfer, also won the Ricardo dos Santos Attitude Award.

“Ricardo was a great friend, and a great surfer. We all learned a lot from him in this kind of waves, so this trophy will have a special place in my home”, said the surfer from Praia Grande, Sintra.

Martim Carrasco, Portuguese junior champion, won the New Generation category, and a trip to the Hidden Bay Resort, in the Mentawais.

“It was another Perfect Chapter of Portuguese surfing, with perfect and challenging waves all day long, an amazing level from all surfers, and a great crowd on the beach. This is the kind of contests that both fans and surfers want: Perfect waves, and great waves, with uncertainty to the end of every barrel. Cascais and Portugal showed once again that they have the best natural stadiums for our sport”, said Rui Costa, from the organization of the Perfect Chapter.