Gabriel Villaran


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Gabriel Villarán is one of the most extreme and outstanding Peruvian surfers. His passion for the waves and the adrenaline has taken him forward to be part of new challenges, with great results and impelling to give the best of him and also to risk his integrity to the maximum. Like he always says, “trusting in you is the most important thing”.

His life is all about surfing and new challenges, which he takes without thinking it twice. Recognized for his results, but also for his immense courage, Gabriel astonishes the surfing community with his career.

The last two years have been really successful for Gabriel. In 2008 he got to the top of the National Surf Scene winning the overall ranking of the National Championship in the Open Category. He also obtained the second place in the WQS in Puerto Escondido, Mexico, and the prize for the best tube in the Cabo Blanco Billabong Tube Riders. In 2009 Gabriel is showing that he can succeed outside the Latin America borders, winning the third place in the ISA World Surfing Games organized in Costa Rica, and recently competing for the first time in his life in a WCT championship (in the heat against Mick Fanning!).