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Tiago Stock wins Capitulo Perfeito powered by Billabong

Twenty thousand surf fans in apotheosis before local dominance

CASCAIS (February 18, 2024) – Local charger Tiago Stock has won the 10th annual Capitulo Perfeito powered by Billabong today at Carcavelos Beach, Portugal, by defeating Rob Machado (2nd), Dylan Graves (3rd) and Balaram Stack (4th) in the final. Carcavelos Beach dished up a day of punchy, barreling waves for all 16 contenders,

with the world’s best tube specialists and the top Portuguese locals performing a full-day surfing exhibition in the 10-Year Anniversary of Capitulo Perfeito. In the end, the 18-year-old Portuguese surfer claimed the top honors, bagging the 20.000 EUR winner’s check as the first trialist to ever win the event.

Adding up to local dominance, 16-year-old Salvador Vala won the Next Generation Special Heat, which opposed the young surfers featured in this year’s New Generation category (U-18). An 8.25 ride set Vala apart from his opponents, granting him a 1000 EUR check from cidade_fm, a 500 EUR travel-voucher from Globalis, and a 7-day double stay at the Hiddenbay Resort, in the Mentawai islands. He also took the Worst Wipeout by Nixon prize (500 EUR).

Despite failing to make the final, former Capitulo Perfeito champion Bruno Santos made all the way to the semis after an auspicious start who saw him score the best wave (9.90) and the highest heat total (16.90) of the event in the first duel of the day, nabbing the Best Tube by 58SURF (2500 EUR) and Best Score by Go Chill (2000 EUR) prizes. Also, hats off for semi-finalist Lucas Chianca “Chumbo”, who claimed the Ricardo dos Santos Commitment Award by Corona (2000 EUR) by taking on the biggest and most technical

With the swell remaining consistent throughout the day, the elite crew of world-class barrel riders saw powerful 8ft sets storming across Carcavelos Beach, a playing field of hollow A-frames that is considered one of the best beachbreaks in Europe when it turns on. A crowd of twenty thousand people gathering on the beach, as well as thousands of surf fans watching around the world via Livestream on YouTube, were in for an unforgettable surfing day, making their support loudly clear to the local heroes.
Apart from the athletes mentioned above, Anthony Walsh, Aritz Aranburu, Francisca Veselko, João Maria Mendonça, Nathan Hedge, Nic von Rupp, Pedro Boonman, Tiago Pires and William Alliotti also took part in the competition.

Final: Tiago Stock (9.75) x Rob Machado (5.25) x Dylan Graves (2.60) x Balaram Stack (1.25)
Former champs: Tiago Pires (2012), Nic von Rupp (2013), Nic von Rupp (2014), Bruno Santos
(2015), Aritz Aranburu (2016), William Aliotti (2018), Anthony Walsh (2020), Aritz Aranburu
(2022), Nic von Rupp (2023).
Best Tube: Bruno Santos (BRA) 9.90
Best Score: Bruno Santos (BRA) 16.90
Worst Wipeout: Salvador Vala (PRT)
Ricardo dos Santos Award: Lucas Chianca (BRA)
New Generation Special Heat Winner: Salvador Vala (PRT)

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