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National Surf Tournament 2013

Róger Solórzano Canales | May 3, 2013

Maderas is surfers' favorite spot in the South Pacific. | Photographer: Olga Ortiz Kurashvili

More than 100 national surfers will compete twice this month before the Junior World Championship in June.

The first circuit of the National Surf Tournament will be held this May 4 and 5 at Maderas Beach in San Juan del Sur. Around 130 nationals and some open category foreigners surfers, will compete for the best ranks. The second circuit will take place at Jiquiliste Beach, Tola on May. The Junior World Championship organized by the International Surf Association (ISA), will be developed at this beach with more than 35 international delegations.

Everything is ready for this week competitions in Maderas. Dexter Ramirez from Surfers Association of San Juan del Sur (ASSUR), assured that visitors can enjoy free surf lessons at the beach, animations and prizes from sponsors, as well as music, food and the unique environment created by surfers culture.

At Maderas the qualifying and final hits will take place from 8 AM to 5 PM on both days, stated Peltier Barahona from INTUR. The elected categories are: Junior Sub 16, Junior Sub 18, Open, Longboard and Female. Organizers expect the presence of at least 1,000 visitors.

The second circuit will take place two weeks later at Jiquiliste Beach in Tola, also known as Santana Beach. Latin American tournaments have been held on this beach. The event will be on Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19. The same categories will participate and both circuits results will count to define the Nicaraguan ranking.

Junior World Championship Classification

The National Tournament was organized to select a national team for the Junior World Championship 2013. The first places for the Junior categories will represent Nicaragua with 4 male surfers, 2 female Sub 16 surfers and many others for Sub 18.

The Junior Championship will take place from June 8 to 16 in Jiquiliste. Nationals will already have the opportunity to practice on this beach. Around 300 junior surfers from 36 different countries worldwide will be present at the Championship. Nicaragua will be spotted by worldwide surfers due to local and international media.

Translated by Olga Ortiz Kurashvili