Peterson Crisanto: enjoying the Punta Rocas train

Peterson Crisanto has earned the first major victory of his surfing career, after defeating Josh Kerr in the Reef Pro El Salvador, at Punta Roca.


He was considered the standout of the whole Reef Pro El Salvador. The world-class righthand pointbreak saw Crisanto dismantling the flawless walls with incredible poise and variety on his forehand.

"This is my first ASP 6-Star event win. I've been training really hard and before this event I went to Mexico and trained on the right points there. I'm so stoked to get my first win. I'm shaking right now, I can't believe I won!, said Crisanto.

The Brazilian commanded the wave-starved Final against Kerr, earning an 8.60 and 7.83 for the win. Crisanto hopes to carry the confidence earned in El Salvador towards his future ASP World Championship Tour (WCT) qualification campaign.

"I'm so proud to have won the way that I did because I had to beat guys that were on the WCT. I just focused on my surfing and my confidence now is 100 percent. I'm going to keep training and hope to get a good result in the U.S. Open".

Reef Pro El Salvador Final:
1. Peterson Crisanto (BRA) 16.43
2. Josh Kerr (AUS) 12.83