Argentina, Brazil, Peru and Venezuela made it to the finals of the surfing contest of the 1st South American Beach Games
1st South American Beach Games
Punta del Este Uruguay
December 10, 2009
Finalists were decided on a glorious second day of the surfing event of the 1st South American Beach Games. Good waves and awesome surfing performances along with the camaraderie of the six competing nations showed the world a fantastic Olympic spirit on the sands of Montoya beach.
Argentina, Brazil, Peru and Venezuela now have a shot to make it to the finals podium in the Open Men, Open Women and Aloha Cup divisions. Finalists were defined in each of these divisions after a total of 20 heats.
Alejo Muniz and Jadson André from Brazil, along with Rafael Pereira from Venezuela and Leandro Usuna from Argentina will fight for the gold, silver and bronze medal in the Open Men division. Brazil has positioned themselves to receive a medal in any given scenario.
Meanwhile, on the ladies side, the medals will be delivered after a tough fight between the excellent surfing of the Peruvians and Brazilians girls. Valeria Solé and Analí Gómez from Peru will face Gabriela Leite and Camila Cassia from Brazil in the grand final. Peru and Brazil have positioned themselves to secure all medals in this division.
The Aloha Cup, Tag Team semifinals were a total success, attracting the attention of the fans on the beach. Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay had a tough first heat that ended up with the first two making it to the final. In the second semifinal, Venezuela, Peru and Ecuador gave an awesome display of surfing. It was a close heat that ended with Venezuela in first and Peru in second. They will meet their Brazilian and Argentinean counterparts in the big final.
With a fading swell with excellent wind conditions forecasted for tomorrow, Organizers will make a call at 7:00am to decide if the event will end tomorrow or on Sunday, when an arriving big swell is expected to hit the shores of Montoya beach.
Alejo Muniz (BRA)
Jadson André (BRA)
Leandro Usuna (BRA)
Rafael Pereira (VEN)
Camila Cassia (BRA)
Analí Gómez (PER)
Gabriela Leite (BRA)
Valeria Solé (PER)
Check the results, photos and videos at www.surfingbeachgames.com
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