About Manuel Selman
Manuel Selman was born in 1989 in Vina del Mar, Chile. He was introduced to a range of sports at an early age and excelled in athletics, before developing a passion for extreme sports including skateboarding, BMX, motocross, and snowboarding.
His life however took a different turn when in 2001 aged 11 years old his family went to live in the Dominican Republic. Here he found his true passion, surfing, and just three years later he traveled to the ISA World Championships to represent Chile for the first time.
The powerful goofy footer started competing on the Qualifying Series in 2011 and over the next decade remained Chile’s highest-ranked surfer. While he never threatened to make the CT, he remained a consistent and reliable performer. He was considered especially dangerous whenever the waves were powerful and clean.
In 2021, 17 years after first representing Chile, Selman secured his Olympic selection at the Tokyo 2020 Games through his results at the 2021 ISA Games in El Salvador. It represented an incredible achievement for the journeyman and a well-deserved accolade for one of Chile’s best ever surfer.
Men's QS 2022/2023#39
Avg. heat score11.35
Avg. wave score0.00
|Rip Curl Pro Playa Grande||17th||200||Krystian Kymerson|
|Copa Sails of Change Galápagos||3rd||650||Miguel Tudela|
|Quiksilver Iquique Pro||25th||400||Radziunas Franco|
|Arica Pro Tour 2022||17th||800||Tomas Tudela|
|Saquarema Surf Festival||65th||275||Cauã Costa|
Last year's victor Manuel Selman fell just short of keeping the title in Dominican Republic after a dream run through the event in front of
At the lineup Manuel Selman learned to surf, he posted the event's highest heat total thus far with an excellent 16.00.
The inaugural Cabarete Pro title went to one of its own, Manuel Selman, as he returns to defend his win and also sees what's in store for
The local wildcard went from Round of 64 to atop the podium in storybook fashion to claim his maiden QS victory at the Cabarete Pro powered
The pair of local wildcards put on a show for their hometown support at the Cabarete Pro powered by Carambola Surf House and are into the
A plethora of standout Dominicans are ready to battle with North America's best at the Cabarete Pro powered by Carambola Surf House.
Houshmand claims maiden QS victory in near-perfect form, Selman's back-to-back finals appearance earns him runner-up, plus notable finishes
Defending event victor Selman returns to competition, envisions even more for event, D.R.'s own Oliva and more ready to raise their
From local wildcard to hometown hero, Selman claimed his first-ever QS win at the inaugural Cabarete Pro powered by Carambola Surf House.
A groundbreaking event is ready to get underway beginning March 3 - 6 at the beautiful reefbreak of Encuentro Beach's "The Left."
A stacked field descends upon Encuentro Beach March 3 - 6 and the local competitors are looking for success on home soil.
The event will bring WSL to Dominican Republic's Encuentro Beach for their maiden Qualifying Series endeavor.
|Year||Rank||Points||Events||Heats||Max heat score||Best result|
First season2008 Men's QS