SURFING
AMPaRO
MALUENDEZ
Nickname
Ampa

birthplace
La Plata, Argentina

birthdate

05.10.1990

surfing since

2008

favourite trick

Snap and cut back
 
stance
regular
 
sponsors
O’Neill Argentina,
IMSY Swimwear,
Kameleonz, Kailani Surfboards, Pauhana Surf
School & Camp, SWOX

 

“I am really happy to be a part of the team and EXCITED to try the new products.”

Amparo Maluendez

You are a surfer since 2008, do you have a favorite surfspot?
Yes, for me it is Playa Encuentro here in the Dominican Republic.

Which is your favorite board?
5’7 Kailani Surfboard round tail. Because it feels good under my feet!

Ampa, who or what inspires you?
My parents because of their way of living and mother nature’s beauty. My passion is surfing. It is the best feeling in the world.

If you had to pick two surfers, dead or alive, to go surf with. Who would they be and where would you go?
Bethany Hamilton and Sally Fitzgibbons. I would love to surf Indonesia. Both of them are so inspiring in what they do and it would be a huge honour.

Which is the best place on earth and why?
I have travelled to Europe and part of Central and South America, but there is so much more to see in the world. The only place I have lived for most of my life is Cabarete, so I couldn’t say it is the best place to live, but it is a small beautiful surf town, perfect for water sports. It is so small that most people know each other, so there are always good vibes around. I would recommend anyone that loves water sports, good night life, adventure, and beautiful beaches to live here anytime.

Do you have your own way of life? What do you want to achieve next?
Yes, I surf almost every morning, and do surf specific training at the gym three times a week. I try to always be positive and live one day at a time. If the waves are pumping, I leave everything aside and go surfing. My goal is to travel as much as possible. I would like improve my surf and hopefully some day I’ll be able to make a living with it.

Is there something more you want to tell us?
Yes, Live one day at a time, you never know what tomorrow holds. I am really happy to be a part of the team and excited to try out the new products. Thankful to you guys for reaching out to me.