The sea was adverse to him and Lucca Messinas failed to qualify for the surfing semifinals of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics after losing to Owen Wright.
The Peruvian started better than his rival, but the Australian took the lead in the following waves and forced Messinas to score high to come back in search of classification.
Despite his efforts, the Mancora-born man could not find the ideal waves to achieve the necessary score to win the ticket to the semifinals.
The elimination of Lucca Messinas left Peruvian surfing with no more representatives eligible for medals at the Olympic Games.
What the 25-year-old athlete was able to achieve was to add the third Olympic diploma in Tokyo 2020 after those achieved by Ángelo Caro in skateboarding and Nicolás Pacheco in shooting.