Caetano Vargas: newcomer gets the dollars

Once again the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) 4-Star SuperSurf International was taken by a newcomer, this time two new faces made the Final. Caetano Vargas, 22, from Parana took his first ASP event at the SuperSurf Internacional over Magno Pacheco, 21, from Sao Paulo.

In the Semifinals, both surfers defeated the favorites Renato Galvao and David do Carmo early in the morning of this Sunday. The competition started today with three surfers from Sao Paulo and one surfer from Parana, with the last wining the contest. On the semifinal Caetano defeated the two times Brazilian champion Renato Galvao.

"I'm so happy. Everything went perfect today, the waves came to me and all I had to do was to show my surfing. I had a very good start on the final, and after getting a very good lefthander the sets became inconsistent all I had to do after this was to control the heat," said Caetano Vargas.

"We all come to a contest like this, with lots of hope, but it's hard to really believe you can win," admitted Caetano Vargas. "But today was my day, now I'm leading the SuperSurf Internacional ranking, and I credit this win to all the training I've been doing this year."

Runner up Magno Pacheco took US$ 6,000 and jumped from the 73rd to the 8th position at the SuperSurf Internacional Circuit. Magno reached the grand final after defeating another surfer from Sao Paulo, David do Carmo.

When the surfers reach the water for the Grand Final, the sets were taking a long time to come. Caetano started the heat with a 7.83 followed by a 6.07 minutes later, as the sets became more and more scarce towards the end of the heat Magno Pacheco was left getting all the leftovers that went through, his best score was an 5.67.

"I tried everything, I risked every turn, but Caetano got the only two good waves that came through on the final," said Magno Pacheco. "I'm not unhappy for the second place, actually I'm stoked, and that's my first podium as a pro. Caetano was surfing great all week, congratulations to him."


SOURCE: ASP World Tour