Quiksilver Pico Alto Classic
Pico Alto, Punta Hermosa, Peru
25 April, 2014
Miguel Tudela conquers Pico Alto
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 29 April, 2014 - The big wave competition Pico Alto Classic Quiksilver In Memory of Wawa Paraud organized by Quiksilver Peru and the Waikiki Club, successfully took place last weekend in the first edition of in their zeal to encourage the practice of big wave surfing nationally.
The event was held at the prestigious wave of Pico Alto in Punta Hermosa, one of the largest and most respected waves in South America. The victory went to the local surfer Miguel Tudela, who was the best competitor that tamed the huge waves of up to six meters high, amid perfect conditions.
The day was ideal, with strong sunshine from early on and the sea offering perfect waves from the first heat. Twenty-nine seasoned surfers dared to enter Pico Alto. In the ranking of the qualifying round, Toto Romagna had the best cumulative score with his 38.55 . Toto also was honored with the "Best Wave" award.
In the end it was local rider Miguel Tudela, leaving Gabriel Villarán in second, followed by Alexis Loret de Mola, Toto Romagna, Jaime Venegas, Tamil Martino and Renzo Zazzali.
This first edition of the Quiksilver Pico Alto Classic was held in memory of Fernando " Wawa " Paraud, one of the best big wave surfers that has existed in Peru. "Wawa" was champion two consecutive years in Pico Alto and his radical and aggressive style in big waves made it stand out from other surfers.