Gony was born in Argentina on the 4th of May of 1985. At the age of 1 his parents decided to move to Galicia, Spain. He grew up with a football practically glued to his foot and when he turned 7 started the next coolest thing at that time… skateboarding. Soon after that his dad taught him to surf and as cliché as it may sound he was hooked from the first wave.
From that day onwards being a pro surfer was his dream. He started competing in the local competitions at the age of 11, progressing to the national series where he found a love for competing that to this day is still as strong as ever. In 2002, when he was 17, the Spanish federation selected him to represent the country in the ISA World Grommet Championships in Australia. Gony ended up winning the Under 18 division and became the only Spanish surfer to have won a World Junior title. From that point onwards he knew that his dream of turning into a pro surfer was a realistic goal.
Gony finished High School while traveling around the world already creating a name for himself knowing the real hard work was just about to start. With an always supportive family and the drive and determination to make his dream reality, he knew it was possible.
At 18, he started doing some World Qualifying Series competitions, as well as doing the full European Junior Tour, making numerous finals and winning events along the way until the age of 21. Since his Junior career got to and end, he has been surfing on the WQS Tour with his fair share of wins, loses and injuries.
In 2009 he won the WQS 5* (World Qualifying Series ) in Zarautz and made it to the Final in the WQS 5* Pantin Classic in Ferrol. Those two results plus a 5th in Lanzarote WQS Prime put him in a great position for qualifying into the Top 44, WCT Tour, sadly missing out by just one heat or 200 points of the World Ranking.
Since that year he has learnt a lot about himself and his surfing. With more experience every year, he’s as hungry as ever to achieve the goal of qualifying for the WT (World Tour) joining the best 32 surfers in the World.
He has now relocated to Ericeira, Portugal, which has been amazing for his surfing, due to the quality and consistency of waves. He has a great team behind him there working hard to get him to the top of his game in all aspects. Moving to Portugal has been really good for his profile as a surfer. I has been accepted into the surf scene there and after learning Portuguese he has really opened his reach on a wider european basis. Competing in the Portuguese National Tour as a wildcard, keeps him very fit and focus in between WQS events. Never losing the rhythm of competition.
|Needful||5’9”||18 7/8”||2 5/16”||27.3||swallow|
|Black Bird||5’10”||18 3/4”||2 5/16”||27.1||squash|
|Black Bird||5’11”||18 5/8”||2 5/16”||26.9||squash|
|6’1”||18 1/2”||2 5/16”||27.3||pin tail|