Carlos Munoz: he has fans everywhere

Carlos Munoz has earned a spot in the Hurley Pro at Trestles 2014, after winning the Video Trials.

The surfer from Costa Rica gathered more 10,000 votes than Dusty Payne. A panel of judges narrowed over 100 global submissions down to a 16-surfer bracket.

Surf fans made their final picks, and Munoz defeated Payne 14,927 votes to 3,268. Munoz becomes the first Costa Rican to participate in a World Championship Tour event.

"Thank you. I have goosebumps. It's a dream come true. Thanks to all Costa Rica and Latin America, thanks to all my friends from the bottom of my heart for believing in me," expressed Carlos Munoz.

The Hurley Pro Video Trials accepted submissions from Australia, Brazil, Costa Rica, England, France, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, Peru, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Tahiti and the United States.

The 21-year-old surfer will be playing with the pros at the Hurley Pro at Trestles 2014, between September 9th-20th, in Southern California.