“MAFER” REYES WINS ANOTHER MEDAL FOR PERU.
María Reyes claimed the silver medal in women's longboard.
María Fernanda Reyes picked up the sixth silver medal for Peru in the surfing final, held in Punta Rocas.
The Peruvian athlete reached the second place after being beaten by Brazilian Chloe Calmon, who scored more points in the final round.
The new silver earned by “Mafer” Reyes is the sixth out of the 20 medals so far claimed by Peru in this international competition, which brings together the best athletes in the Americas.
A LIFE CONNECTED TO THE SEA
Maria Fernanda Reyes' life has been linked to the sea since she was born. Maria Fernanda has been surfing since she was five years old. Makaha beach in Miraflores became her second home. Something that shocked everyone was the fact that she surfed without knowing how to swim.
“Mafer” smiles as she tells us her story. Now, her performance at Lima 2019 has drawn smiles on our faces as well. She remembers learning to swim at Makaha beach and at Terrazas Club with the help of some members who have known her since she was little.
“Surfing has given me many opportunities to travel and learn about new cultures. Until I was 13 years old, I'd never traveled to the north. My coach took me to Máncora in Piura. I fell in love with that place. It´s paradise,” she recalled.