Waiting period for the Perfect Chapter runs until the 17th of March.
The Chapter Perfect, surfing championship that takes place on the best wave day of the Portuguese winter, is back in 2022. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the event did not take place in 2021.
Carcavelos Beach once again welcomes the best national and international tube riders for this championship dedicated to surfing’s queen maneuver: the tube. This will be the fourth edition of the Perfect Chapter held in Carcavelos, after 2014, 2015 and 2020.
“Cascais welcomes the return of the best surf to the beach, which is one of the sport’s most spectacular stages: Carcavelos. To all national and foreign surfers, I hope that they will find great waves on our beach in Carcavelos and that they provide a great competitive spectacle for the vast surf tribe of Cascais and for the public that will accompany us all over the world,” commented Carlos Carreiras , Mayor of Cascais.
The Perfect Chapter is a unique championship in that the participating surfers are chosen by the public, through online voting. The natural stadium on Carcavelos beach is once again the stage with the best national and international athletes competing in the competition in tubular conditions. The surfers who are going to vote will be announced on January 12th, at the press conference to present the competition. The pre-selection is made by the Committee of Notables, composed of prominent elements of the Portuguese surfing community.
The waiting period for the Perfect Chapter runs until March 17. The championship favors the tube, the queen of surfing maneuver. The organization constantly analyzes the weather conditions to choose the ideal day for the formation of powerful and tubular waves.
“It is a huge satisfaction to be able to bring back the Perfect Chapter after a year of interruption. It is an event in which the surfing community is very involved, including the choice of surfers”, said Rui Costa, organizer of the event.
“In 2021 it was not possible to organize the event, due to the many travel restrictions. We have to have some of the best surfers in the world here within 72 hours, and the existing quarantine regimes did not allow them to arrive in time for the best wave day of the winter in Carcavelos,” he concluded.
“We are very proud to be part of this surf party again. The Perfect Chapter is a maximum manifestation of what surfing is all about – tubes, perfect waves, risk, courage, talent… and this is the history of Billabong, it is in these events that we want to continue to be present,” said Pedro Soeiro Dias, Director of Despomar’s Marketing.
The commission of notables, which will choose the surfers who will vote, includes several prominent names in national surfing from different areas. They are: João Valentes, José Pyrrait, Gonçalo Ruivo, Miguel Fortes, Hugo Almeida, Paulo do Bairro, João Antunes, Francisco Cruz and Jó Bento.