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Perfect Chapter returns after a year of absence
Praia de Carcavelos will again host the 8th edition of the surfing championship in Portugal with the best waves

The Chapter Perfect, surfing championship that takes place on the best wave day of the Portuguese winter, is back in 2022. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the event did not take place in 2021.

Praia de Carcavelos once again welcomes the best national and international tube riders for this championship dedicated to the queen maneuver of surfing: the tube. This will be the fourth edition of the Perfect Chapter held in Carcavelos, after 2014, 2015 and 2020.

Cascais welcomes the return of the best surfing to the beach, which is one of the most spectacular stages of the sport: Carcavelos. I wish all national and foreign surfers to find great waves on our Carcavelos beach and to provide a great competitive spectacle for the vast surfing tribe of Cascais and for the public that will accompany us all over the world,” commented Carlos Carreiras. , Mayor of Cascais.

The Perfect Chapter is a unique championship in that the participating surfers are chosen by the public, through online voting. The natural stadium on Carcavelos beach is once again the stage with the best national and international athletes competing in the competition in tubular conditions. The surfers who are going to vote will be announced on January 12th, at the press conference to present the competition. The pre-selection is made by the Committee of Notables, composed of prominent elements of the Portuguese surfing community.

The waiting period for the Perfect Chapter runs until March 17. The championship favors the tube, the queen of surfing maneuver. The organization constantly analyzes the weather conditions to choose the ideal day for the formation of powerful and tubular waves.

“It is a huge satisfaction to be able to bring back the Perfect Chapter after a year of interruption. It is an event in which the surfing community is very involved, including the choice of surfers”, said Rui Costa, organizer of the event.

“In 2021 it was not possible to organize the event, due to the many travel restrictions. We have to have some of the best surfers in the world here within 72 hours, and the existing quarantine regimes did not allow them to arrive in time for the best wave day of the winter in Carcavelos,” he concluded.

“We are very proud to be part of this surf party again. The Perfect Chapter is a maximum manifestation of what surfing is all about – tubes, perfect waves, risk, courage, talent… and this is the history of Billabong, it is in these events that we want to continue to be present,” said Pedro Soeiro Dias, Director of Despomar’s Marketing.

Committee of Notables

João Valente – Director of SURFPortugal

João helped to form, over 25 years ago, the first Portuguese surf magazine. It holds an enormous surfing culture, acquired through permanent contact with the community and through an endless collection of books and magazines.

José Pyrrait – Surf Coach

He learned to surf the waves in Rio de Janeiro, where he was a respected local on one of the most emblematic waves in Brazil, the Arpoador. Forty years later, he coaches some of the best European surfers today. Their opinions are listened to carefully and their advice actively sought.

Gonçalo Ruivo – Responsible for a ship charter operation in Indonesia

Gonçalo Ruivo is currently the greatest ambassador of Portuguese surfing in Indonesia, organizing trips to the various islands of the archipelago. Most of the best Portuguese surfers have passed through his boats, being himself a natural tube rider.

Miguel Fortes – Exímio tube rider dos Coxos

Exímio tube rider, recognized by many as the King of Coxos, one of the most respected waves in Portugal and Europe. The quality of his surfing made him considered as a candidate to participate in the Perfect Chapter in its first two editions.

Hugo Almeida – Videomaker

Graduated in Design and Communication, Hugo is one of the most respected Portuguese videographers, having worked with nationally and internationally renowned surfers such as Nic Von Rupp, Miguel Blanco, Pedro Boonman, Carlos Burle, Maya Gabeira, Pedro Scooby and Kai Lenny.

Paulo Bairro – Former national Open and European Masters champion and shaper

Former national surfing champion and shaper who took part in the event in 2014 in Carcavelos, he is an excellent tube rider and a constant presence on the best days in Ericeira, both surfing and training the new generation.

João Antunes – Three-time national surfing champion

Three-time national champion and one of the smartest competitors that Portuguese surfing has ever generated. Deep knowledge of all techniques of the act of running waves and current surf coach.

Francisco Cruz – Santa Cruz Surfer

Surfer for over 30 years and former national competitor, he is a constant presence in the best days of Supertubos and coach of the new generation.

Jó Bento – Line Surfer

Regular surfer on the best days in Carcavelos and in Coxos, he was one of the names on the first tube riders list in the first edition of the Perfect Chapter in 2012.

Cascais, January 10, 2022

Featured photo: Carcavelos Beach during the Perfect Chapter. Credits André Carvalho