Malpartida, Oscar "Chino"


Thrill-seeking goofy-foot surfer from Lima, Peru; national champion in 1972, 1980, and 1981. "He was an extraordinary waterman," surf photographer Tony Arruza said of Malpartida. "A goofyfooter with switch-foot abilities and a smooth speed-driven Hawaiian style. Malpartida was born (1951), raised in Lima, and began surfing in front of Club Waikiki at Miraflores in 1960 at age nine. Continuing a t...

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