The 17-year-old scored 17.26 out of 20 in his first round match-up, with an incredible combination of forehand snaps and carves to earn an 8.83 followed by another 8.43 in the final minutes of the encounter.
I am very happy and I got some good waves. It is difficult and I was lucky that the waves came to me and I was able to surf them the best I could and take advantage of them as well.
"After the first 8-point ride and the 7.00 I felt relaxed and waited to see if a better wave came through to improve my scores," said Tudela.
"In the end a good right came through and I could do four turns and with that I got an 8.43."
Local surfer Alan Stokes was involved in one of the heats of the day to sneak home in second position behind France's William Aliotti in a dynamic last minute exchange with all surfers involved and being in contention to make the heat.
"I started off how I planned and then right through the middle there I was always in the wrong little spot," he said.
"It is literally a matter of feet out there and if you are in that wrong part you are not going to catch it for a start. William got me on a good right and I was on the back foot then but luckily that set came in."
Stokes, despite leading early, waited for the final set waves to bounce back with a 7.17 out of 10 to regain second place.
"I am really happy. I have been trying my boards all morning and nothing seems to be going well and then I picked up one I haven't tried and I gambled all on black and it worked!!"
Relentless Boardmasters in association with Vans Round One Results
Heat 1: Gavin Gillette (HAW) 12.67, Jerome Forrest (AUS) 5.50, Jake Bracken (AUS) 3.33
Heat 2: Ruda Carvalho (BRA) 12.20, Alan Jhones (BRA) 11.16, Joao Guedes (PRT) 8.40
Heat 3: Francisco Bellorin (VEN) 14.50, Carlos Munoz (CRI) 8.54, Freddie Meadows (SWE) 7.13, Jaymes Triglone (AUS) 7.06
Heat 4: Romain Cloitre (REU) 11.33, Justin Mujica (PRT) 8.43, Ricardo Ferreira (BRA) 7.60, Armando Colucci (ITA) 2.57
Heat 5: Vasco Ribeiro (PRT) 8.70, James Woods (BEL) 8.67, Ryan Callinan (AUS) 8.43, Steven Pierson (PYF) 5.58
Heat 6: Matt Pagan (USA) 12.80, Jobe Harriss (GBR) 8.90, Stuart Campbell (GBR) 8.76, Teale Vanner (AUS) 3.86
Heat 7: Yannick de Jager (NDL) 8.37, Luel Felipe (BRA) 7.40, Jules Thomet (FRA) 7.06, Lewis Clinton (GBR) 4.64
Heat 8: Jatyr Berasaluce (EUK) 10.56, Thomas Woods (AUS) 9.93, Josh Ash (GBR) 6.23, Lucas Santamaria (ARG) 4.70
Heat 9: Rafael Pereira (VEN) 14.56, Kristian Kymerson (BRA) 11.50, Davey Brand (ZAF) 7.17, Oli Adams (GBR) 3.23
Heat 10: Indar Unanue (EUK) 10.43, Manuel Selman (CHL) 8.30, Balaram Stack (USA) 6.90, Hugo Debosc (REU) 5.13
Heat 11: Edouard Delpero (FRA) 12.00, Matt-Lewis Hewitt (NZL) 10.73, Saxon Lumsden (AUS) 8.54, Marco Fernandez (BRA) 5.73
Heat 12: Diego Cadena (MEX) 11.60, Nic von Rupp (DEU) 10.26, Dimitri Ouvre (GLP) 9.33, Chris Tucker (USA) 4.97
Heat 13: Soli Bailey (AUS) 8.33, Andre Oziol (BRB) 7.17, Cahill Bell-Warren (AUS) 6.97
Heat 14: Jordin Watson (AUS) 12.56, Ty Watson (AUS) 10.60, Norman Landa (EUK) 7.53, Eduardo Fernandes (PRT) 7.00
Heat 15: Tim Macdonald (AUS) 11.30, Bino Lopes (BRA) 11.00, Ruben Gonzalez (PRT) 9.57, Alessandro Piu (ITA) 2.70
Heat 16: Andre Silva (BRA) 15.34, Ethan Egiguren (EUK) 9.10, David Van Zyl (ZAF) 7.84
Heat 17: William Aliotti (FRA) 12.90, Alan Stokes (GBR) 12.50, Davey Cathels (AUS) 11.76, Marcelo Rodriguez (ARG) 10.23
Heat 18: Michael Powell (USA) 13.83, Eneko Acero (EUK) 12.27, Alex Chacon (AUS) 11.66, Alexander El Naib (DEU) 1.10
Heat 19: Pierre-Valentin Laborde (FRA) 13.60, Alan Donato (BRA) 13.50, Dege O'Connell (HAW) 13.00, Romain Laulhe (FRA) 7.37
Heat 20: Reubyn Ash (GBR) 10.20, Leandro Usuna (ARG) 8.64, Derick Peters (USA) 8.40, Daniel Karren (AUS) 7.56
Heat 21: Miguel Tudela (PER) 17.26, Dylan Goodale (HAW) 12.60, Jason Harris (USA) 11.00, Brandon Smith (USA) 7.80
Heat 22: Halley Batista (BRA) 16.94, Connor O'Leary (AUS) 12.80, Gordan Fontaine (GBR) 8.43
Heat 23: Chase Wilson (USA) 11.76, Ian Crane (USA) 10.30, Keto Burns (USA) 9.67, Tristan Guilbaud (FRA) 7.23
Heat 24: Mark Harris (GBR) 11.57, Filipe Jervis (PRT) 11.14, Luke Dillon (GBR) 5.57