He went on to be the first ever Peruvian to win the World Surfing Federation World Title in 1965 at his home break. Big name surfers from around the world attended including Midget Farrelly, Nat Young, Peter Troy, George Downing, Mike Doyle, Mickey Munoz and countless other surf pioneers.  Felipe dominated his heats and became the first Peruvian World Champion. This was monumental for Felipe, Peruvians and the surfing world.