Esta página es dedicada a mi hijo Rafael Ferreira-Brown.
Rafael esta dedicado al deporte del Surfing desde los 11 años.
A los 17 años ha surfiado en todas las playas de Puerto Rico y
competido en los contest de la Federación de Surfing de Puerto
Rico y en los contest locales.
El sábado 28 de Mayo del 2005 gano segundo lugar y la
oportunidad de representar a Puerto Rico en California, en el contest
de Rip Curl "Gromsearsh 2005", celebrado en la playa de
Jobos en Isabela Puerto Rico.
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Jobos Beach, Puerto Rico (May 28, 2005) - Puerto
Rico's finest groms came out to Jobos Beach to compete in the first
regular season stop of the 2005 Rip Curl GromSearch Tour proudly
presented by Nintendo. A perfect Caribbean setting produced
luminescent skies, crystal clear waters and unexpected 4-5 ft waves.
The epic surf conditions had competitors and contest officials alike
baffled as surf forecasters called for only minimal 1-2 ft. surf
throughout the Memorial Day weekend. Local groms took advantage of
the pumping surf conditions by lighting up the draining right-handers
that peeled across Jobos reef. After hours of intense competition Rip
Curl's GromSearch was able to bring forward the front line of Puerto
Rico's future surfing stars!
Jobos local, Rafael Ferreira, took on Christian
Candela for the GromSearch 16 & Under title. Jorge came out of
the gates with a 6.5 heat opener; however, Christian quickly answered
back on a workable left corner. Rafael put his local knowledge
to work becoming a wave machine throughout the remainder of the
final. Christian remained patient and took over with his backside
attack, going completely vertical on numerous manuevers. In the end
it was Rafael with a hard earned 2nd place finish and
Christian Candela taking the win!
Boys 16 & Under
1st - Christian Candela
2nd - Rafael Ferreira
3rd - Jose Tavarez
4th - Jorge Rivera
5th - Ryan Cortez
6th - Eddie Romero
Nickname: Hawaiian Age: 20 Birth date: 3 February 1989 Birthplace: Bayamom, Puerto Rico Height: 5' 6" Weight: 130 Residence: Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico Phones: cell. 939-397-4015 Occupation: Colege Student Grade: 12th Favorite subject: Math and Science Professional Objective: Astronomy & Atmospheric science Favorite Sport: Surfing, Paintball Years Surfing: 9 Favorite spot's: Aviones, Jobos, Inches & Machuca Favorite waves: 6 to 8 feet Board dimensions: 5' 8", 5' 10", 5' 11"
& 6' depending on the waves.
Athletic roots and history.
Rafael's athletic success and the love for sports, fits with his
family's background. He enjoys the complete support of his family in
the sport of surfing. His mother, Carmen B. Brown, was a track and
field athlete in the University, volleyball player, swimmer and still
surfs daily. His father Higinio "Gino" Ferreira, use to
play in the junior league Baseball Team, Track and field athlete,
surfing, parachutist, brown belt in Isshin Ryu Karate, paintball and
other sports. Rafael took his first swimming lessons at the age of 6
in Cupey, PR, and earned his blue belt in Yoshukai Karate, at the age
of 9 in Trujillo, PR. At school Rafael has participated in
basketball, Soccer, volleyball and other sports. In baseball he won
the MVP title, with "Los Paseos White Sox" finals, and was
selected to participate in a baseball seminar reserved only for the
best player at Dominican Republic. Rafael represented Puerto Rico at
the 2003 World Cup in Orlando, Florida in Paintball, and was selected
as MVP of the team. In 2004, Rafael represented his school
"Nuestra Señora Del Carmen" in track and field and
javelin at the school Olympics.
The Sport he really loves.
At only 11 years old, he decided to learn Surfing, in search of the
rush of surfing waves, and has been doing it since then. Now at 20,
Rafael feels he's best in the water. He has participated in over 19
contests in Puerto Rico. His biggest goal in surfing is to become
Pro, the number one surfer in Puerto Rico and the next Kelly Slater.
His mother takes him every day after school to practice, and he
studies at night. His father coaches him and takes photos and videos,
to capture his movements, techniques and style, to study them and
make his techniques better. Rafael keeps a good balance between
sports and School. His professional goal is to become a Lawyer and a
Actually, Rafael is 20 years old and is studying Astronomy and
Atmospheric Science at the Polk County University in Florida.
2006 USA Rip Curl gromsearch National Final
gromsearch Champ! After an 8 stop summer series where events were
held in Puerto Rico, San Diego, Huntington Beach, Santa Cruz, Hawaii,