Green Light for the Perfect Chapter powered by Billabong on 19th February

6436Green Light for the Perfect Chapter powered by Billabong on 19th February


Carcavelos will stage the eighth edition of the barrel-riding contest

Cascais, 16 February 2022

The Perfect Chapter powered by Billabong, a contest that takes place on the best day of the
Portuguese Winter at Carcavelos Beach, will run next Saturday, 19 February. The forecast
points to solid waves and favorable wind conditions.
“The forecast shows a solid swell over four meters, with a long period, and north winds.
These are the ideal conditions for Carcavelos. The sandbanks are well shaped, so we expect
a great day of surfing,” said Miguel Fortes, Contest Director for the Perfect Chapter, and
legendary Coxos local.
“We have the best tube-riders in the world on the way to Cascais, and a powerful swell
accompanied by offshore winds forecasted for Saturday. The ingredients are all there for yet
another truly Perfect Chapter of surfing in Portugal,” said Rui Costa, organiser of the Perfect
“It’s the first time we’ll hold the event since the first one in 2012, so we’re expecting a good
crowd on the beach. The Perfect Chapter powered by Billabong is one of the major dates on
the Portuguese surfing calendar, and with it being held on the weekend there’ll be even
more of a chance for people to enjoy the show”.
On Friday, the heat draw will be released.
“The Perfect Chapter is an important highlight on the surfing world’s calendar. Everyone is
frothing for the Perfect Chapter, because it highlights what is most magical about surfing:
barrels,” said Tiago Pires, the first Portuguese surfer on the WT.
The Perfect Chapter is the only elite surf contest in the world where surfers are chosen by
the public through an online poll. Fans chose surfers in three categories: Portuguese surfers,
International Surfers, and the New Generation category (under 18).

Full list of participating surfers here