Final surfer list and heat draw for the Perfect Chapter

4916Final surfer list and heat draw for the Perfect Chapter


The Perfect Chapter, a barrel-riding contest that takes place on the best day of the Portuguese Winter at Carcavelos Beach, will run tomorrow, 17 February. The final list of surfers is now set.

The call for the start of the event is at 07h00GMT in the surfers area, at Carcavelos Beach.


Alex Botelho, still recovering after an accident in Nazaré, will be replaced by Filipe Jervis.

Clay Marzo, who suffered a knee injury, will be replaced by fellow Hawaiian Kiron Jabour.

Willian Aliotti, defending champion, also suffered a serious injury to a hand whilst foiling. He will be replaced by Hawaiian Anthony Walsh, 7th place in the previous edition. The surfers who finished ahead of him are already guaranteed in the Perfect Chapter of 2019-20.


Portuguese surfers

Joao Guedes, Miguel Blanco, Tiago Pires, Nic Von Rupp, Filipe Jervis

Wildcard: Pedro Boonman


International surfers

Aritz Aramburu, Cory Lopez, Bruno Santos, Kiron Jabour, Pedro Scooby, Pedro Calado

Wildcard:  Balaram Stack


Local wildcard

João Moreira

Defending champion wildcard

Anthony Walsh


New Generation

Afonso Antunes


Besides competing in the main event, Afonso Antunes will compete against Martim Carrasco in the New Generation heat, which will run between the semis and the final of the Perfect Chapter.


Heat 1: Balaram Stack (USA), Aritz Aranburu (ESP), Tiago Pires (POR), Kiron Jabour (HAW)

Heat 2: Pedro Calado (BRA), Pedro Scooby (BRA), Miguel Blanco (POR), Afonso Antunes (POR)

Heat 3: Cory Lopez (USA), Bruno Santos (BRA), Anthony Walsh (HAW), João Moreira (POR)

Heat 4: Pedro Boonman (POR), Nic Von Rupp (POR), João Guedes (POR), Filipe Jervis (POR)