Ala Moana Log Fest.
THE ART OF LONGBOARD SURFERS
Martín Pérez and Ana Chudnenko prevailed at the Ala Moana Log Fest, an event that paid tribute to the tradition and essence of surfing with the riders giving away their style on boards greater than 2.75 meters.
Daniel Gil, 75, one of the pioneers of surfing in Argentina, from Ala Moana Log Fest.
“I am excited to be in a tournament like this. Because before there were none and today there are even few in Latin America. Because this is Log, more than longboard. It’s a classic style from the 60s and 70s and this is a return to the roots, to how it all began. My old man, for example, was one of the few who ran longboard decades ago and today he is here, with us, watching this amazing festival in which two of his sons ran ”, says Daniel Gil (36 years old), nine times champion Argentine longboard, who came third, one place behind Surfiel (23), the recent national king of the category.
Jay Cianciarulo honored Diego by entering with a beautiful plank plotted in his honor.
“It is a dream to see something like this. It is a prize for life. Surfers are rewarded for this life because we can do a sport that shapes us as people. And, in my case, being here, with my children, watching the logs resurface, being part of this renewal ”, admits Daniel Sr, son of the businessman who was president and vice president of Boca Juniors in the 1940s and 1950s, who He will just send him to Peru with the professional team to surf for the first time in 1963.
Another era, the era of long boards, which one day became fashionable again and became the protagonists of a beautiful tournament in Mar del Plata that showed that the roots of surfing are stronger than ever.