The iconic reef at Domes Beach on the west coast of the island will see intense competition again next month when the top surfers from Puerto Rico, the Caribbean and around the globe gather on March 13 –15, 2020 for the Corona Pro 36th edition, the most prestigious surf event in the Caribbean. Domes hold an historic place in surfing history as it was the site of the 1968 World Surfing Championships. This year, it will mark the start of the Corona Pro Surfing Circuit #13 Tour 2020 – 2021 with the Corona Pro 36th Edition.
Dominic Barona, Brian Toth / Champions Corona Pro 35th Edition. Photo: AC/APSPR©
Brian Toth (PR) and Dominic Barona (ECU) were Crowned Champions of the Corona Pro 35th Edition at Middles Beach in Isabela, Puerto Rico, Rafael Pereira and Alexis Engstrom are Corona Pro Surf Circuit 2018-19 Tour Champs.
The day began with a new 4’-7’ NNW swell and pristine conditions for an a historic field of 48 Men’s and 29 Women’s of twelve countries that delighted the crowd with great surfing performance.
With entries now closed, the seed draw shows many familiar names set to compete on top of a broad international field of competitors. Top-rated international visitor among the men’s are Joshua Burke, 22 (BBD) and Rafael Pereira, 29 (VNZ). Other top rank international competitors are, Jeison Torres 31 (CRI), Simon Salazar, 27 (COL), Daniel Olmos, 30 (COL), Angelo Bonomelli, 28 (ITA), Jose Lopez, 20 (VNZ) Magnum Martínez, 45 (VNZ). Among the women’s international visitors are Yulissa Matamorros, 18, (CRI), Ornella Pellizzari, 32, (ARG), Dominic Barona, 28 (ECU), Anali Gómez, 34 (PER), Kayla Durden, 26 (US), Molly Kirk, 19 (US), Emili Gussoni, 19 (ITA), Lily Pierce, 18 (GER), Jazzmin Bokola, (HWI), Autumn Hays, 20 (US), Brooke Young, 18 (US).
The current forecast for the 35th Edition Corona Pro this weekend shows on tap for Middles a 4' to 7' swell with light offshore southeasterly winds. The contest will decide the 2018 – 2019 Corona Pro Circuit Champ and will reward competitors with over $45,000 total prize purse for the Men's and Women’s divisions on an equal gender paid format.
The 35th Edition and event number three of the Corona Pro Surf Circuit 2018 – 2019 will crown the Men’s and Women’s tour Champ, and will grant a purse of over $45,000 in Prize Money for the men and the women’s on an equal gender pay format. The event will be held on October 11 - 13, 2019 at the iconic Middles Beach in the town of Isabela Puerto Rico. The event is sanctioned by the APSPR (Asociación Profesional Surfing Puerto Rico).
With over $45,500 purse prize, the finalists of each division will be rewarded with a $10,000 first place prize, $4,500 for 2nd places and $2,000 for 3rd places.