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Rip Curl Newcastle Cup Top LATAM Surfers to Watch

Last Updated on April 1, 2021 5:11 pm by

The World Surf League (WSL) 2021 Championship Tour (CT) arrives this weekend in one of the most important cities in terms of surfing, Newcastle, Australia, with the Rip Curl Newcastle Cup event presented by Corona. The event will start on April 1, 2021, in the morning.

LATAM contenders at Rip Curl Newcastle Cup presented by Corona 2021 – World Surf League:

TOP 2 Men’s

  1. Gabriel Medina (BR) (+5.5)

Gabriel Medina Pinto Ferreira is a Brazilian surfer who was born on December 22, 1993, in São Sebastião, Brazil. Gabriel Medina is undoubtedly the most popular surfer in the world and is ready to leave the name of Brazil in style in all the competitions of this year 2021, including the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. In 2018 he obtained his second world title and his first Pipe Masters. Medina with only 15 years in 2009, became the youngest surfer to win an event of great professional magnitude.

Check out the best moments of Gabriel Medina:

(Video courtesy of and the YouTube channel World Surf League)

2. Italo Ferreira (BR) (+7.0)

Italo Ferreira, also Brazilian, was born on May 6, 1994 in Bahía Formosa, Rio Grande, Brazil. Ferreira is one of the most explosive surfers in the world of surfing. He is classified for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, after winning the final against his compatriot Gabriel Medina at the end of 2019, taking the title as 2019 World Champion. From the beginning Ferreira became known, in his rookie season in 2015 he had excellent performance in CT then, he reached the semi-finals in Rio, the quarter-finals in Fiji, Tahiti, and France, and finally reached the final of CT in Portugal.

He is currently considered a threat to all his opponents in all the events he participates in.

Check out the best moments of Italo Ferreira:

(Video courtesy of and the YouTube channel World Surf League)

TOP 2 Women’s

  1. Tatiana Weston-Webb (BR) (+23.0)

Tatiana is a Brazilian surfer who was born on May 9, 1996, in Porto Alegre, Brazil. She currently resides in Hawaii. She is characterized by being a strong, fiery, brave, and confident surfer. Since she arrived in CT in 2015, she has been one of the surfers who most intimidate her opponents and is classified to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Her love for surfing stems from her Brazilian mother, who won the Pipeline championship in bodyboarder. His first victory in the CT was in 2016 at the Vans US Open of Surfing and in 2017 he reached consecutive finals in Fiji and HB. 2019 was spectacular for Tatiana, as she managed to climb and become number 6 in the women’s world surfing top.

Check out the best moments of Tatiana Weston-Webb:

(Video courtesy of and the YouTube channel Tatiana Weston-Webb)

2. Brisa Hennessy (CR) (+91.0)

Brisa Hennessy was born to a Californian father and a Hawaiian mother on September 16, 1999, in San Jose, Costa Rica. She lived 10 years of her life in Matapalo de Puerto Jiménez, Puntarenas, in southern Costa Rica. After this time, Brisa moved with her parents to the land of her maternal grandparents, Hawaii, USA, and began competing to represent this country. Brisa comes from having the good year 2020 although most of the events were suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic. However, she obtained first place in the Corona Open China tournament by defeating the French Vahine Fierro. She then played the Sisstrevolution Central Coast Pro and Doyle Partners Women’s Pro events where she ranked third and ninth.

Check out the best moments of Brisa Hennessy:

(Video courtesy of and the YouTube channel World Surf League)

Important event data

  • When is it? The event will be on 1 – 11 April 2021
  • What time is it? The event starts at 7:00 am AEDT every day.
  • Where? Newcastle, NSW North Coast, Australia.

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