Ramón will be showing his film The Fisherman’s Son and then hosting a question and answer section on the film and how his status as a world-renowned big wave surfer has influenced and assisted with his environmental projects in his homeland of Chile.
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About the speaker
Chilean big wave surfer Ramón Navarro grew up on the ocean, helping his father with his fishing business and learning to dive at an early age. Ramón has built his reputation on riding giant surf, and his top finishes in numerous competitions throughout the world speak to his talents. A committed activist, he’s worked on numerous projects to preserve his country’s vibrant surf environment.
- Ride of the Year Award Nominee, Billabong XXL Awards, 2012
- Second place finish at the Quiksilver Ceremonial, Punta de Lobos (Pichilemu, Chile), 2011
- Second place finish at the 2011 Big Wave World Tour
- Third place finish at the Todos Santos Big Wave Event, Baja California, Mexico, 2010
- Fifth place finish at the 2009 Eddie Aikau
- Monster Energy Drop Award, 2009 Eddie Aikau
- First place finish at the Quiksilver Ceremonial, Punta de Lobos (Pichilemu, Chile), 2006
- Rode “La Bestia” (The Beast) in 2004, Chile
- Adventurer of the Year nominee 2013, National Geographic
- Featured in movie, 180 Degrees South
- Save the Waves Surf Ambassador
- Organized and led community opposition to a proposed sewage pipeline, Pichilemu, Chile