La Primavera Pro Longboard Surfing Competition & Craft Festival 

April 6-7, 2019 Playa Domes Rincón, Puerto Rico

Event Info​

Celestial Slide Corporation proudly presented the 3rd Annual La Primavera Pro Longboard Surfing Competition & Craft Festival April 6-7, 2019 at Playa Domes in Rincón, Puerto Rico. The weekend was blessed with great waves in the 3-5 ft range from the NNW with offshore winds in the mornings and trade winds in the afternoons.
 

Description:

  • Thursday, April 4th the Rincón, Puerto Rico chapter of the Surfrider Foundation provided a beach cleanup along with the local community to ensure that our event left the beach in a more improved state than when we found it.
     

  • Friday, April, 5t​ h​ at sunset, event organizers welcomed competitors at the luxurious, oceanfront Villa Maria in Rincón, Puerto Rico. Catered by Root’s Bistro bar, live acoustic music by Hank & Yuri, Braid Bar by Sun Bum, and flowers by Tu Jardin. Attendance estimated at 85-100 people.
     

  • Saturday, April 6th, day one of 7 divisions of surfing competition with a field of 85 local and international competitors (Peru, Continental USA, Canada and Puerto Rico).
     

  • Sunday, April 7th, finals day of surfing competition, awards ceremony and raffle drawing.
     

  • Festival Activities - Live music by: Silvermouse, Local Acoustic Guitarist, Bueno Con Velocidad with Marcos Carpena, and Al Son de Bomba, yoga classes for all ages and abilities, slacklining, face-painting, pony rides, artisans, farmers’ market vendors, arts & crafts by O’Neill Women’s, giant bubbles by Sun Bum, mini skate ramp by MD Skate Ramps, on site shaping of a unique Alaia Surfboard, healthy, natural, food and beverage vendors, plus raffle giveaways with great prizes.
     

  • Environmental information presented by: Surfrider Foundation Rincon, Salva Rincón, Isla Mar, Una Ola Mas, Finca Clorofila, Futuro Ancestral and the Department of Geology at University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez.
     

  • Two unique additions to this year’s event were the Tropic Groms 12 & Under division (which had a field of 15 competitors) and the Retro men and women’s Shortboard divisions which promoted the local shapers of Puerto Rico by contracting them to handmake (8) different surfboards which were used exclusively during the Retro heats. The board the surfer would ride was determined by drawing a number at the Beach Marshall before each heat.
     

  • A prize purse of $5,000 was distributed equally to men’s and women’s pro longboard finalists with first prizes of $1,200. Longboardarian Longest Noseride awards went to Tony Silvagni and Maria Fernanda Reyes in the amount of $150.00 each and a Joel Tudor Fin was awarded to highest heat score by Tony Silvagni in the Retro Shortboard Final.
     

  • Breakfast and lunch were provided to event staff and each of the 85 competitors by Jack’s Shack and Que Viva Trattoria, as well as goodie bags with event t-shirts and products by: Sun Bum, Puerto Rico Tourism Company, Cooperativa de Rincón and Sanuk Footwear. Surfing finalists received hand-carved and painted puerto rican wooden trophies from local artist, gift certificates of local businesses, as well as prizes from Sun Bum, Sanuk, Suncloud Eyewear, Mar Azul and Surf Town Surf Shops.
     

  • Attendance was estimated at close to 3500 people over the two day festival weekend. The event received OUTSTANDING positive testimonials for the third year in a row from community members, visitors, international athletes, sponsors, vendors, artisans, musicians, volunteers and staff.

2019 Finalists

MEN'S PRO LONGBOARD
1st - Anthony Silvagni $1,200

2nd - Robert Ferrer $500

3rd - Steven McLean/ Melvin Soto $275

WOMEN'S PRO LONGBOARD

1st - Maria Fernanda Reyes $1,200

2nd - Iana Ramirez $500

3rd - Jazmine Dean/

Maria Rebecca Amador $300

 

BEST NOSERIDE
Tony Silvagni &
Maria Fernanda Reyes

OPEN MEN'S LONGBOARD
1st - Josue Ramos Droz

2nd - Mique Flores

3rd - Ricky Quinones Roman
4th - Cesar Irizarry 

OPEN WOMEN'S LONGBOARD

1st - Liza Vasquez Villanueva

2nd - Valeria Nadal

3rd - Christina Napolillo

TROPIC GROM'S
1st - Jack Young

2nd - Julian Marin

3rd - Gustavo Baez
4th - Yeren Rodriguez

MEN'S RETRO SHORTBOARD
1st - Tony Silvagni

2nd - Ricardo Delgado

3rd - Joey Bonet
4th - Sam Scheer 

WOMEN'S RETRO SHORTBOARD
1st - Alexis Engstrom

2nd - Amy Pennock Rodriguez

3rd - Julie Gonzalez
4th - Amando Galasso

La Primavera Pro Longboard Surfing Competition & Earth Day Festival 

April 21-22, 2018 Playa Domes Rincón, Puerto Rico

Event Info

Celestial Slide Corporation completed their first major milestone with the

2nd Annual La Primavera Pro Longboard Surfing Competition& Earth Day Festival

April 21-22, 2018 at Playa Domes in Rincón, Puerto Rico.

Event activities included:

  • Competitor and press welcome event Friday, April, 20th at the prestigious, oceanfront “Villa Playa Maria” catered by “Root’s Bistro bar” and live music by Tony Vasquez.

  • Five divisions of surfing competition with a field of international competitors

  • Prize purse of $5,000 distributed equally to men’s and women’s pro longboard finalists. Longboardarian Longest Noseride awards went to Kevin Dewald and Karson Lewis in the amount of $75.00 each.

  • Goodie bags for each competitor including event t-shirts and products by: Cooperativa de Rincon, Sanuk, and Raw Elements Sunscreen. Surfing finalists received hand-carved Puerto Rican Cedarwood trophies from local artist, gift certificates of local businesses, as well as prizes from Maria’s Surf Wax, Mar Azul and Surf Town Surf Shops.

  • Live music featured by five different local bands, yoga classes for all ages and abilities, face-painting, pony rides, local artisans, farmers’ market vendors, mini skate ramp, healthy, natural, food and beverage vendors, plus raffle giveaways with great prizes.

  • Environmental information presented by: Surfrider Foundation Rincon, Caricoos, and the Department of Geology at University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez.

  • Event slideshow and live reggae band at Café 413 following completion of awards ceremony.

  • Attendance was estimated at close to 1000 people over the two day festival weekend. The event received an exceptionally positive response for the second year in a row from community members, visitors, international athletes, sponsors, vendors, musicians, volunteers and staff.

2018 Finalists

MEN'S PRO LONGBOARD
1st - Anthony Silvagni $1,500

2nd - Kevin Dewald $500

3rd - Steven McLean $300

4th - Sam Duggan $200
 

WOMEN'S PRO LONGBOARD

1st - Karson Lewis $1,500

2nd - Maria Fernandez Reyes $500

3rd - Jazmine Dean $300
4th - Maria Rebecca Amador $200

OPEN MEN'S LONGBOARD
1st - Max Torres 

2nd - Ricardo Delgado

3rd - Zahid Rodriguez
4th - Diego Tirado 

OPEN WOMEN'S LONGBOARD

1st - Erin Ernst

2nd - Nina Acevedo 

3rd - Desiree Hernanadez

OPEN SHORTBOARD
1st - Ricardo Delgado

2nd - Rio Donaldson

3rd - Anthony Silvagni
4th - Sam Duggan 

LONGEST NOSERIDE
Sponsored by Longboardarian

Female: Karson Lewis

Male: Kevin Dewald

TESTIMONIALS

“By far one of my favorite events that I have attended in a while. @lionel_413 and @amymurphree poured their hearts into running a fun event with all of their volunteers.”

Anthony Silvagni / Professional Longboarder / 2018 Champ

“Awesome event!

Great surfing, sick prizes and strong community spirit.

Kudos and hats off to Amy and Leo for putting on such a festive, well-run and and amazing event!  Thanks for the sailing cruise and the generosity of Geraldine and Scott of the Katarina Sailing Charter- Can’t wait to go!”

Bobby Oldsman / Rincón resident

La Primavera Single Fin Pro Longboard Surfing Competition
& Spring Equinox Festival 

March 18th, 2017 Playa Marias- Rincón, Puerto Rico

2017 Finalists

MEN'S PRO LONGBOARD
1st - Sam Duggan
2nd - Steve McLean
3rd - Luis Guzman Hau
4th - Austin Hollingshead

WOMEN'S PRO LONGBOARD
1st - Jazmine Dean
2nd - Mary Schmader
3rd - Leigh Powell
4th - Marien Blanco

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