Sofia Mulanovich: That Chick Is Crippler!
Surfing and bodyboarding is BIG in Peru and growing,especially since local sensation Sofia Mulanovich captured the World Champion crown in 2004,the first South American to accomplish this feat.The world's best surfers traditionally come from Australia,Hawaii,California and, most recently,Brazil.
But Peru,with three times the coastline of California,has a rich history of surfing,dating to the 1930s when a playboy jet-setter named Carlos Dogny introduced the sport that he had learned on trips to Hawaii.Estimates say there are about 20,000 surfers in Peru today,and surf shops are scattered throughout Lima's coastal neighborhoods, thanks to Sofia.
Mulanovich is nicknamed'La Gringa' because of her fair-colored skin,blonde-streaked hair and ability to speak fluent English.She also speaks surfer slang,tossing out words like 'gnarly,stoked,dude and crippler'.
She began competing against..and defeating..boys in local tournaments.At 14,she visited Hawaii for the 1ºtime,watched some of the top female surfers hit the waves and aspired to reach their level.
In 2005,she won the prestigious ESPY Award for Best Female Action Sports Athlete,sitting along side side top'mainstream'thletes of the likes of Lance Armstrong (cycling)and Roger Federer (tennis)who also picked up'gongs'for their efforts in their respective sports.
The pint-sized regular-foot(left foot forward) surfer beat a host of well fancied action sports ladies to the title.The ESPY Awards were created by USA based cable TV sports giant,ESPN in 1993 and are presented for Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly.
The documentary "Sofia"has been made including tracing her rise from poverty to domination in women's professional surfing.A screening is currently shown at the San Luis Obisbo Film Festival in California.
sofia mulanovich:simplemente FABULOSA!
..la musica tambien esta muy buena ...y fluir y fluir sin miedos, y soñar y soñar despierto, y subir y subir...