Invitees announced for 2019/2020 Perfect Chapter

November 18, 2019 | Surfing
Perfect Chapter: a tube riding event held in Portugal | Photo: Caparica/Perfect Chapter

The 16 names of the surfers that will take part in the 2019/2020 Perfect Chapter have been announced.

The seventh edition of the tube riding specialty event will take place on the best day of the Portuguese winter season at Praia de Carcavelos, in Cascais.

The waiting period runs from November 17, 2019, to January 31, 2020.

"We have received over 43,000 votes, from 92 countries on five continents, which shows the popularity the Perfect Chapter has in the surfing community in Portugal and worldwide," explains Rui Costa, director of the Perfect Chapter.

"We have an amazing cast of Portuguese and international surfers, so I'm sure we'll witness world-class action in Carcavelos."

"We could hold another amazing Perfect Chapter event with the surfers who didn't get chosen on the poll."

Six of the best Portuguese tube riders chosen by the public in an online poll will compete with some of the world's best experts in barreling waves.

The event commission awarded two wildcards to a Portuguese and an international surfer who weren't picked in the poll, based on recent performances, notoriety, and relevance for the Perfect Chapter.

They are defending event champion, William Aliotti, and local surfer, João Moreira.

The alternates will be called up if necessary. Once the organization raises the green flag, competitors will have 72 hours to fly or travel to the event's venue.

2019/2020 Perfect Chapter | Invitees

Portuguese Surfers
Joao Guedes
Miguel Blanco
Tiago Pires
Nic Von Rupp
Alex Botelho
Pedro Boonman

International Surfers
Aritz Aranburu
Cory Lopez
Bruno Santos
Clay Marzo
Pedro Scooby
Lucas Chumbo
Balaram Stack

Event Wildcards
William Aliotti
João Moreira

New Generation Wildcard
Afonso Antunes