The leader of the National Circuit Kölbi, Jair Pérez Quiroz de Jacó, won the Reef Classic yesterday, the fourth date of the championship presented by the Junta de Protección Social, an action that puts him for now as the most serious contender to the 2019 national title.
This was his second victory in the championship and third podium of the year, so the former 2013 national champion would be just a few heats for the final of Playa Hermosa, to embrace his second title after more than 15 years of his surf career.
In the finals he was up against rivals Angelo Bonomelli, Jefferson Tascón and Jose Joaquin Lopez, and with a 14.50 (6.67 + 7.83), Jair not only reached his second victory, but until today has a record of 1º, 1º, 2, and 5º after 4 stops, which declares him as the most serious contender to the title that will be decided this July.
Of course, in the next two dates, surfers like Olman Morales and Gilbert Brown, who are closest in the ranks, could shorten distances with podium finishes, in order not to allow the “small giant of Latin America” to take the victory.
The next event is in Avellanas on May 25 and 26, and Jair will wear the yellow shirt for the third consecutive time, thanks to the more than 5,000 points he has.
“Thank you first to God for giving me such a good year in what we have. My purpose is to be a national champion this year and we are going with a good pace. Of course, there are very good and experienced surfers that will give me a strong fight in the months that remain,” said Jair.
In the Women’s Category, the current national champion, Rubiana Brownell and leader of the category, reached her second consecutive victory and third podium of the year. In fact, both ‘Rubi’ and Jair, share exactly the same record and, therefore, the same number of points to date. The surfer from Avellanas won the finals yesterday beating Indiana Ferri, Eva Woodland and Valeria Ojeda.
Santa Teresa broke yesterday with waves of 2 to 3 feet high and had better wind condition compared to Saturday.