Courtesy of WSL South America
- Highest rated event in recent years in Peru.
- Will take place from March 27 – 31 at Señoritas, Puta Hermosa.
- More Information Available at WorldSurfLeague.com
SEÑORITAS, PUNTA HERMOSA, PERU (Friday, March 15, 2019) – The World Surf League (WSL) is pleased to announce that Peru will be hosting the inaugural Claro Open Pro – Copa Tubos QS 3,000
from March 27 – 31 at the lefthand pointbreak of Señoritas in Punta
Hermosa. Over 120 surfers from 21 different countries have entered in
the event will be battling it out over crucial rankings points.
With such a rich surfing heritage and epic world-class waves, Peru currently has some of the best up-and-coming surfers in South America on the Qualifying Series (QS) including Miguel and Tomas Tudela, Alonso Correa, Lucca Mesinas, Jhonny Guerrero, Gabriel Villaran, Cristobal de Col and Adrian Garcia. Each one would like to follow in the footsteps of the 2004 WSL World Champion Sofia Mulanovich, and events like this in their backyard provide huge support to the local surfers.
José Miguel Espinosa, Image Manager for Claro shared his thoughts regarding important events in Peru:
“We fully support these types of initiatives because we also share the same passion for surfing and the Claro Open Pro – Copa Tubos QS 3,00 will be a great opportunity for the Peruvians to show their talent on an international platform,” Espinosa said.
General Manager for the Tubos Surf School, Enrique Baca, added:
“We wish all of our athletes the best of luck and hope they can win at home. We want to invite everyone to come down to the beach and show their support for our local heroes!” declared Baca.
The first QS event of the year in South America was the QS 6,000 Hang Loose Pro Contest in Fernando de Noronha and saw Jadson André (BRA) take an emotional victory over high-flyer Yago Dora (BRA).
With a strengthened 2019 calendar, Men’s and Women’s athletes will have
plenty of opportunities to earn ranking points without leaving the
continent. Events will take place in Brazil, Peru, Chile and Argentina.
The Claro Open Pro – Copa Tubos QS 3,000 will be broadcast LIVE. For more information, please go to www.worldsurfleague.com
About the WSL
The World Surf League (WSL) is dedicated to celebrating the world’s best surfing on the world’s best waves through a variety of best-in-class audience platforms. The organization, headquartered in Santa Monica, is a global sport with regional offices in Australasia, Africa, North America, South America, Hawaii, Japan and Europe.
The WSL has been championing the world’s best surfing since 1976, annually running more than 180 global events across the Men’s and Women’s Championship Tours, the Big Wave Tour, Qualifying Series, Junior and Longboard Championships, as well as the WSL Big Wave Awards. The League possesses a deep appreciation for the sport’s rich heritage while promoting progression, innovation and performance at the highest levels, and in doing so crowns the undisputed Men’s and Women’s World Champions across all tours.
Showcasing the world’s best surfing on its digital platform at WorldSurfLeague.com, the WSL has a passionate global fan base with millions tuning in to see world-class athletes like Kelly Slater, Stephanie Gilmore, Tyler Wright, John Florence, Lakey Peterson, Paige Alms, Kai Lenny, Carissa Moore, Gabriel Medina, Courtney Conlogue, Mateus Herdy, Kirra Pinkerton, Steve Sawyer, Soleil Errico and more battle on the most dynamic field of play of any global sport.
For more information, please visit WorldSurfLeague.com