Trials of the Perfect Chapter presented by UF Carcavelos Parede in memory of João Alexandre “Dapin”

6307Trials of the Perfect Chapter presented by UF Carcavelos Parede in memory of João Alexandre “Dapin”

Waiting period between 17 January and 17 March 2022

Cascais, 11 de February 2022

Waiting period between 17 January and 17 March 2022
For the first time in its history, the local wild-card Carcavelos that will compete in the Perfect Chapter powered by Billabong will be chosen through a trials championship.

The trials, which are promoted by UF Carcavelos and Parede, will allow eight surfers from Praia de Carcavelos to compete for a spot in the main event of the Perfect Chapter, joining the 15 surfers already qualified. The participating surfers are:

Pedro Monteiro
Tomas Valente
Edgar Nuts
Joao Kopke
Joao Moreira
Antonio Carvalho
Bruno Mendonça
Miguel Kilford

The Perfect Chapter trials powered by Billabong will pay tribute to João Alexandre “Dapin”, an iconic surfer from Carcavelos who died on November 30, 2021, aged 55. During the race, there will be a ceremony carried out by the organization and the surfers.

In addition to being a living legend of Praia de Carcavelos, where the Perfect Chapter powered by Billabong takes place, “Dapin” was also the first competitive Portuguese surfer at an international level. He was runner-up in Europe in 1991 and emigrated to Australia in pursuit of his dream of making a professional surfing career.

Nuno Ferreira Alves, President of the Union of Parishes of Carcavelos and Parede, congratulated himself on “hosting an event with the magnitude of the Perfect Chapter powered by Billabong, on Carcavelos Beach. The trials promoted by UF Carcavelos Parede are the perfect showcase for all the sporting DNA and talent of our parish. We have the best waves in the world, and they are a perfect fit for this great competition.”

“It’s the right opportunity to honor João Alexandre “Dapin”, a local surfer from Praia de Carcavelos, who changed the paradigm of this sport and marked an entire generation of Portuguese Surfing in the 80’s and 90’s. From Carcavelos, from the parish to the world ,” he concluded.

“Dapin was a reference for the first surfers who wanted to be professionals, he was someone who, even at 55 years old, still had the same desire to surf. He is one of the heroes of Portuguese surfing and his willpower and determination should serve to inspire all young athletes in our country who are chasing their dream in high competition”, said Rui Costa, organizer of the Perfect Chapter powered by Billabong.

The Perfect Chapter trials presented by UF Carcavelos Parede will take place on a date to be announced, with a 48-hour notice when the swell and weather conditions are met to guarantee tubular waves.

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