By Anthony McClean, Editor In Chief Emeritus NEW HAVEN (BASN) —...
Magazine Wins Latin Surf Award
According to the public, who voted through the ALAS webpage, as well as professional surfers, in addition to the opinion of the ALAS board of directors, Surfos is the most outstanding printed surf publication in the Latin American region.
During the ceremony, winners included great star athletes, including among them World Champion of Women’s surfing, Peruvian SofÃa Mulanovich. Christophe Commarieu, Director and Founder of Surfos, received the prize for Best Latin American Surf Magazine from Antonio Sotillo and KarÃn Sierralta , ALAS Co-Presidents, and in doing so, expressed his graditude to the people who made the honor possible.
“I am proud of the journey that Surfos has made in the 12 years it has been established,” Commarieu said. “Little by little, we have evolved and improved in so many aspects so that we could be where we are today, a place where we are recognized for the intense focus on our subject — the high level of surfing in Latin America!”
Surfos magazine was born in 1995 as a supplement of the Tico newspaper To the Day, and after several issues became independent as a surf magazine for Costa Rica.
Later, for two years, it branched out its coverage to all of Central America, and then in 1999, broadened its editorial and photography reach to all of Latin America. Today, Surfos’ current issue is Edition 50.
ALAS 2008 Latin Surf Awards
The Most Radical Surfer: Diego Cadena/MÃ©xico
Mr. Air: Luis Vindas/Costa Rica
Mr. Tube: Leandro Usuna/Argentina //<![CDATA[ //]]>
The Most Professional Surfer: Gary Saavedra/PanamÃ¡
Revelation of the Year 2007 Male: Francisco BellorÃn/Venezuela
Revelation of the Year 2007 Female: SofÃa Borquez/ChilÃ©
Prize of the Journey: Magoo de la Rosa/PerÃº
Best Latin American Surf Magazine: Surfos/Costa Rica
Best Latin Surf Photographer: Emiliano Gatica/Argentina
Best Latin Surf Video: Cuentos del Mar/JosÃ© Madalengoitia
Best ALAS Event Producer: Leonel PÃ©rez/MÃ©xico