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Reef Classic guayas turistico begins rankings of alas championship

Translation: Heido Sundstrom

The first stop of the Latin American surfing circuit, the Reef Resort in Engabao Classic Guayas, Playas, Ecuador came to a close and in the highly competitive Open Category, local competitor, Jonathan “El Gato” Chila stood out at his home break.

“With humility and training, we can all get to where we want to go. From here, I’ll stay focused on the next championship in Montañita. I’m happy to have won the first stop of the Latin American Circuit, the Reef Classic Guayas Turistico. Go, Ecuador!” exclaimed an excited Chila.

In the Women’s Category, another local figure stood out, Dominic Barona, who advanced to the final past the defending champion of the circuit, Anali Gomez, and beating out Venezuelan competitor, Rosany Alvarez, in the final. Meanwhile, in the Junior Pro Category, Peruvian competitor, Joaquin del Castillo, scored five points above his adversaries. In the Longboard Category, Piccolo Clemente was the favorite, while Sebastian Gomez made history by becoming the first champion of the recently added open category, Stand Up Paddleboarding. Adding to the intrigue was the fact that it was family members who won first and second places: father and son, competing against each other in the final.


1.    Jonathan Chila (ECU)
2.    Anthony Fillingim (CRI)
3.    Lucas Madrid (URU)

1.    Dominic Barona (ECU)
2.    Rosany Alvarez (VEN)
3.    Muluska Tello (PER)
4.    Melanie Giunta (PER)

1.    Joaquin del Castillo (PER)
2.    Juninho Urcia (PER)
3.    Rafael Venuto (BRA)
4.    Caina Barletta (BRA)

1.    Piccolo Clemente (PER)
2.    Halley Batista (BRA)
3.    Geraldo Lemos (BRA)
4.    Ronald Reyes (VEN)

SUP Final Results:
1.    Sebastian Gomes (PER)
2.    Jose Gomez (PER)
3.    Gerhard Weilheim (VEN)

The second stop of the ALAS Circuit will take place on February 11th – 15th, 2014 in Montañita, Ecuador with the Pilsner Light Classic.