Cosmic Itamambuca – Brazil

Cosmic Itamambuca – Brazil

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Retro Surfing, good music and better vibes on the first edition of the Cosmic Itamanbuca in Ubatuba, Brazil.

The first ever Cosmic Itamambuca at the Itamambuca Beach in Brasil was definitely one for the books. Unlike other surf contests, the Cosmic’s embody the memory of the early surf festivals, where the surfboards dominated the surf-shops and the spirit of fun was alive and well. Cosmic Itamambuca hosted by Vissla had that 70’s vibe.

Despite the rain on Saturday, the conditions were perfect, with waves around 1 meter and plenty of sandy beach for the spectators to enjoy. Competition was strong, but good, friendly vibes were stronger, and lasted all through the day and night. After the contest ended on Saturday, the stage moved from beach to Padang Pizzeria, where the band Salt Water Soul and surfer Teco Padaratz put on a memorable show for the participants, organizers, and guests. In the background of the music, guests enjoyed refreshing Coronas while watching Vissla Films’ “Dream Steeple” by Eddie Obrand and “The Surfer of Red Monoquilha” by Flamboiar.

As Sunday morning broke, the sun began shining, and conditions improved even more. Everyone was enjoying the 70’s style vibe of the contest, and the day couldn’t have gone better.

The highlights of Sunday were the bodysurfing heats, where competitors demonstrated with great enthusiasm and friendship, how much fun it can be to ride waves with nothing but a handplane and a pair of fins. These heats were judged by fellow competitors as well as bodysurfing legend Fuad Mansur, who provided great fun and personality to the judges table.

One of the many notable performances of the weekend was by Rio de Janeiro’s Marcelo Trekinho. Marcelo adapted to any board that he was given, performing maneuvers with great fluidity and style. He went home the winner of the Professional division, finishing ahead of other competitors Hizunomê Bettero, Tales Araujo and Wesley Leite.

Cosmic Itamambuca is unique in that it is one of the only contests that encourages a large variety of people to participate. Professionals and ameteurs alike competed in heats together, such as longboarder Alexandre Wolthers against Brazilian bi-champion Renato Galvao and the ISA World Junior Champion Wesley Dantas against São Paulo runner-up Wesley Leite. Even Vissla’s very own Andrew Serrano took part in the weekend. Standing as Contest Director, Andrew organized the surfboard “card draw,” where each contestant chose cards, and based on their selection, got to choose from a selection of retro-styled surfboards to ride.

As if the weekend wasn’t exciting enough, contest organizers also made an environmental imact. All of the trash that was created throughout the weekend was collected — 200 liters of waste was recycled, 50 liters of organic waste was turned into compost, and only a small amount of waste went to a landfill. On the beach, Vissla gave away 50 native plants, garbage bags for trash pick-up, ashtrays, and kits/informational books about environmental issues.

 

En definitiva, la primera edición del Cosmic Itamambuca en Brasil ha dejado huella en todos los allí presentes y estamos seguros que no será la última… Así que si vives en Brasil o te pilla de viaje por la zona ¡Mantente atento/a para el próximo año!

RESULTS
Menores de 16
1st – Alexander Salomão (UBA)
2nd – Daniel Ferlin (SAN)
3rd – Danilo V. Boas (UBA)
4th – João Paulo Alves (UBA)

Menores de 24
1st – Victor Lucas (SSB)
2nd – Alef Araújo (UBA)
3rd – Kelyrson Cypriano (UBA)
4th – Felipe Cunha (SP)

Menores de 34
1st – Victor Lucas (SSB)
2nd – Dulmar Simões (PAR)
3rd – Kassio Ribeiro (SAN)
4th – KIM (SAN)

Menores de 44
1st – Alvinho Correa (UBA)
2nd – Gilberto SPY (UBA)
3rd – Igor Mathey (UBA)
4th – Rafael Maldonado

+ de 45
1st – Marino Cezar (GUA)
2nd – Carlos Roberto (UBA)
3rd – Augusto Cesar (SAN)
4th – Alexandre Ponciano (UBA)

Creators & Innovators (Shapers)
1st – Alexandre Moliterno (UBA)
2nd – Felipe Lucas (SP)
3rd – Emerson Cortez (SAN)
4th – Augusto Motta (UBA)

Bodysurfing
1st – Alexandre Wolters (SAN)
2nd – Felipe Barone (UBA)
3rd – J.P. (UBA)
4th – Andrew Serrano (SAN)

Pro’s
1st – Marcelo Trekinho (RJ)
2nd – Wesley Leite (UBA)
3rd – Tales Araújo (UBA)
4th – Hizunomê Bettero (UBA)

Gracias a Vissla y a la Asociación de surfing de Ubatuba, al Ayuntamiento de Ubatuba, a la cervecera Corona, a los hermanos Acai & Fu-Wax paraffins por su apoyo.

Photos: Igor Moura & Renato Boulos

Cosmic Hermosa – Costa Rica

Cosmic Hermosa – Costa Rica

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Pura Vida define a Costa Rica y las buenas vibraciones vividas en el Cosmic Hermosa este 2016. Playa Hermosa fue el grandioso escenario de la segunda edición del Vissla Cosmic Hermosa, en el que una vez más se alineaban los astros para regalarnos unas maravillosas olas cristalinas de metro y medio a dos y medio durante todo el día. Desde los competidores Groms hasta los Masters, pasando por la habitual comparsa de pro’s y shapers habituales en los Cosmic, tuvieron la oportunidad de experimentar los “mono-quilla” (single fins) de la década de los 70 y los bi-quilla (twinfins) a través de los verdes tubos de Playa Hermosa.
Surfistas de todas las edades se impregnaron del espíritu de aquellos años dorados de la creación y experimentación en el surf, dando un espectáculo poco frecuente bajo el sol y la lluviosa de esta magnífica playa tropical costarricense.
Cada manga estaba repleta de asombrosas maniobras y wipeouts brutales, mientras que los competidores aprendían a cabalgar las caprichosas formas de esta rompiente. Pero la mejor actuación del día fue con diferencia la reservada para la final Pro, con una manga en la que participaban Carlos Muñoz, Derrick Disney, Cam Richards, Federico Pilurzu, Anthony Fillingim y Angelo Bonomelli. Los estilos más “high performance” o de un surf competitivo de alto rendimiento de Muñoz y Fillingim fueron un auténtico contraste con el estilo vintage de Disney y el enfoque de Richards en los tubos. Pilurzu casi tomó la delantera con un tubo a la mano, seguido por dos girazos ultra potentes. Pero fue Fillingim quien se llevó el gato al agua con el trofeo y el premio en metálico por su primera posición, después de un pedazo de aereo agarrando en el aire el twiny setentero que le llevaría a la victoria.
La diversión en el Cosmic nunca termina de día, pues la noche y el rock siempre tienen su protagonismo. La peña se reorganizó y se reunió en la Sala Verde de Jaco para disfrutar  de una entrega de premios, del estreno costarricense de la nueva película de Vissla “Dream Steeple” previamente presentada en Santander (España) en su estreno europeo, y una actuación en vivo presentada por D’Blanc de la banda de rock local Vudú. El garito estaba a reventar, y cuando Voodoo subió al escenario la gente se volvió loca con sus canciones de rock vintage, y con una pista de baile en la que la audiencia lo dio todo hasta las primeras horas de la mañana.
Cosmic Hermosa 2016 ha sido una experiencia inolvidable para los que tuvieron la suerte de estar allí. Y muerta de ganas de volver a repetir el año que viene.
Agradecimientos especiales a Vissla y D’Blanc, y a la colaboración de Mango Surf Shop, al restaurante Vista Hermosa, al Green Room Café y a Rain Forest Water.
Resultados de la competi:
Roba parafinas (menores de 16 años):
1. Miguel Zumbado
2. Neo Escaleras
3. Isauro Elizondo
4. Aaron Ivarez
5. Gabriel Chacón
Crystal Voyagers (17-34):
1. Clayton Snyder
2. Thomas Lange
3. Jose Lopez
4. Eric Mehlberg
5. Enoc Santana
6. John Osborne
Almas sombreadas (35+):
1. Thomas Lange
2. Ricardo Alfaro
3. John Osborne
4. Juan Bernini
5. Rudy Aizawa
6. Naoki Saito
Creadores e Innovadores:
1. Nicolas Fischer
2. Jefferson Tascon
3. Luis Vindas
Pros:
1. Anthony Fillingim
Federico Pilurzu
3. Cam Richards
4. Carlos Muñoz
5. Angelo Bonomelli
6. Derrick Disney
Show us your best surf and win a trip on King Millenium

Show us your best surf and win a trip on King Millenium

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Fancy a Surf Charter aboard King Millenium to Telo, Nias & Mentawa ns Sumatra, Indonesia. If you are the lucky one to win the Pro final of the Cosmic Children 2016, you will be head up to some of the finest waves on Earth.

Best surfers from every different category will enter a great final in which will be decided who is the best rider and the greatest performance. Pro surfers of all ages and genders will go Single Fin or Twin Fin to get the prize.
Special thanks to David Valladares and Poti for becoming part of our little Cosmic dream, and their awesome collaboration on the 11th Edition of the festival with such an incredible prize.
Wanna know what this chart includes and not includes? Click here

Long life and prosper to the KM and good luck with the waves to the lucky winner.

 

Photos: Great surfers such as Pablo Guti, J.M. Cabrera, Gony, David or Poti are on this pics. We bet they are all willing to surf their best to repeat their odissey at the King Millenium.