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Barreda, Sergio "Gordo"


Burly regularfoot surfer from Lima, Peru; national champion in 1968, 1969, 1970, and 1974. Barreda was born (1951) and raised in Lima, the son of Sonia Barreda, Peru's first woman surfer. He began riding waves in 1959, and was celebrated as a 15-year-old phenomenon when he placed second in the 1966 Peru International, finishing ahead of surf world luminaries such as Midget Farrelly, Fred Hemmings, and Paul Strauch. The dark-haired, smooth-turning Barreda—better known by his nickname "Gordo"—c...