Surfers qualified for the 8th edition of the Perfect Chapter powered by Billabong

6167Surfers qualified for the 8th edition of the Perfect Chapter powered by Billabong

Waiting period between 17 January and 17 March 2022

Cascais, January 17, 2022
Photograph of the championship in Carcavelos, credits André Carvalho

The surfers who will participate in the 8th edition of the Perfect Chapter powerd by Billabong, the surfing championship that takes place on the best wave day of the Portuguese winter, at Praia de Carcavelos, are selected. The event’s waiting period runs for 2 months, until March 17, 2022.

The event will take place at Praia de Carcavelos, in Cascais, and can take place with a 72-hour notice when the swell and weather conditions are met to guarantee powerful and tubular waves.

Five of the best Portuguese tuberiders, chosen by the public in an online vote, will compete with six of the world’s best specialists in tube waves, also voted by the public.

National surfers:
Nic Von Rupp
Miguel Blanco
Tiago Pires
Luís Perloiro
Pedro Boonman

Joao Mendonça

International surfers
Adriano de Souza
Adrian Buchan
Aritz Aramburu
Bruno Santos
Clay Marzo
Russell Bierke

Kiron Jabour

The two wildcards are assigned by the organization. They rescue a national and international surfer who did not enter the vote, based on his recent performances in tubular waves, his notoriety, and his relevance to the Perfect Chapter.

There will also be another national/international surfer from the New Generation category (up to 17 years old):

New Generation:
Santiago Graça

Already guaranteed a presence in the Perfect Chapter powerd by Billabong is wildcard Anthony Walsh, reigning champion.

The 16th surfer will be the local wildcard of Praia de Carcavelos, which will be defined in a trials championship promoted by the UF de Carcavelos and Parede, on a date to be announced.

“We received more than 49 thousand votes, from almost one hundred countries on five continents, which reflects the adhesion that the Perfect Chapter has in the surfing community in Portugal and worldwide. Once again, we have put together a lineup of big national and international names, who guarantee a surf and tube show on one of the best waves in the country, Praia de Carcavelos, “congratulated Rui Costa, organizer of the Perfect Chapter powered by Billabong.

The remaining surfers who are not part of the main cast are substitutes, in order of voting. They will be called to compete in the event of withdrawals.