Alarderson Martins from Brazil brilliantly started his 2007 Latin Tour campaign, winning it’s second stage, the Reef Classic Latin Pro Chile this weekend in Reñaca’s 3-4 feet waves.
Martins had stunning performances throughout the contest, coming from round one, he won the six heats he entered previous to the final, where he faced the big revelation of the event, 14 years old local young star Guillermo Satt who got second.
The Brazilian led the final from the beginning until the end. He quickly started with a score of 4.33 that was backed up later by a 7.33 after combining a couple of snaps and off the lips on a good left. After that he found a good right, did a good off the lip and a floater and scored 6.17. Meanwhile Satt only got a 5.00 after landing a great backhand floater. It was his only reasonable scoring wave, ending the heat with a combined score of 7.17.
When the heat ended Reñaca turned into a Brazilian party, Martins was full of joy and said after the heat: “I´m really happy about this win, it is the first one in foreign waters. The contest was really good with a high surfing level I got this result; I was able to find a couple of great waves and win. It was my main goal and now I achieved it, thank God for that! Now I’m going to Peru and I will try to do the same again to be the Champ of the entire tour.”
Guillermo Satt made history for his country, with only 14 years old, he also made it through six heats until the final, beating surfers that double him in age and experience and turning in the first Chilean to do reach the final of the Latin Tour at home.
The local received the applauses from the great Chilean crowd. After his final heat, he said: “I´m so happy about this result, anyway I couldn´t surf as I liked because I broke my board and the back up one wasn´t working that well. I wasn´t expecting to go this far in the contest, but as I was making it through heats I could picture myself in the podium, so I said to myself that if I wanted to win I had to work hard, that´s exactly what I did and it worked out fine.”
Sebastián Alarcón from Peru and Manuel Selman from Chile placed third. Alarcón lost against Guillermo Satt, while Selman lost for the Brazilian Martins.
With this result Alarcón, pulled up in the ratings, placing third now, he said after his semifinal heat: “I´m feeling good about this result, congratulations to Guillermo, he surfed really great and I´m proud to see a grommet winning us all. With this result I´m going to Peru in a better position. I look forward to see Punta Rocas getting big, to finally win a contest.”
Mexican Ángelo Lozano won in the Pro Junior division, beating his fellow countrymen Dylan Southworth. Showing a great surfing with an amazing backside approach, Lozano scored 12.83 while Southworth scored 7.17.
“This is a great result; I think that the Pro Junior is now a stronger division, being Under 20 and not Under 18, if you give a look at the Open Pro results, you have two Pro Junior surfers on the semifinals that means that this is a strong division, so I feel happy to win it”, said a happy Lozano after his heat.
Argentinean National Champ, Martín Pérez won the Longboard division. With his characteristically radical style, Pérez scored 14.23 to left the Mexican Patricio González in second and the local Emanuel Rojas in third.
Reef Classic Latin Pro Chile third edition was a total success; with a great organization, consistent waves and an amazing surfing level. The Latin Tour continues next weekend at Punta Rocas legendary waves, with the Reef Classic Latin Pro Perú.
1.- Alarderson Martins (BRA)
2.- Guillermo Satt (CHI)
3.- Sebastián Alarcón (PER)
3.- Manuel Selman (CHI)
5.- Diego Cadena (MEX)
5.- Luis María Iturria (URU)
5.- Felipe Texeira (BRA)
5.- Diego Naranjo (CRI)
1.- Ángelo Lozano (MEX)
2.- Dylan Southworth (MEX)
3.- Francisco Bellorin (VEN)
3.- Vitor Juns (BRA)
1.- Martín Pérez (ARG)
2.- Patricio González (MEX)
3.- Emanuel Rojas (CHI)
Latin Tour Ranking after two stages
1.- Diego Medina (CHI)
2.- Gilberth Brown (CRI)
3.- Sebastián Alarcón (PER)
4.- Luis Vindas (CRI)
5.- Guillermo Satt (CHI)
6.- Jean Carlo Schaffer (VEN)
6.- Diego Naranjo (CRI)