Peru's Sofia Mulanovich wins the 2014 Rip Curl Girls Pro

Peruvian surfer Sofía Mulanovich

Peruvian surfer Sofía Mulanovich

10:08 | Lima, Mar. 24.

In an all-Peruvian Final, former WCT World Champion Sofia Mulanovich (PER) came out victorious at the ASP 4-Star Rip Curl Girls Pro Qualifying Series presented by Powerade in San Bartolo, Peru.
With a dominant performance, Mulanovich defeated the 2013 event winner, Anali Gomez (PER) by a score of 14.75 to 9.75 respectively. By winning the event, Mulanovich took home US$ 7,000 and 1,000 points towards her ASP Women´s Qualifying Series Ranking.

"I'm so happy to have won this contest, but I knew that I couldn't celebrate until the end of the heat because Anali (Gomez) surfs incredibly," Mulanovich said. 

"What makes me happiest is to see all of the talented surfers from Peru ripping and getting good results," she added. "Anali really motivates me and I really admire her style. Now I can choose which contests I want to participate in without any pressure of having to get a good result. I can just have fun and keep surfing always."

During the Quarterfinals on the final day of competition at the ASP 4-Star Rip Curl Girls Pro, Mulanovich scored the event's highest heat total of a 17.75 (out of a possible 20 points) over Georgia Fish (AUS). 

Furthermore, Mulanovich followed her outstanding execution by eliminating Demi Boelsterli (USA) in the Semifinals, by a close score of 12.80 to 11.95 respectively. 

Despite falling short of her goal of replicating her event victory in 2013, Anali Gomez was pleased with her performance throughout the contest, reported.

This is the fourth time that San Bartolo hosted the Women's WQS event in the Andean nation.


Published: 3/24/2014