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High level surfing latino tournament concludes in Las peñitas

Elías Rivera y Redacción ViaNica. | Nov 12, 2013

Surfers at the tournament. | Photographer: Elías Rivera Rodríguez

Leon beache hosted surf regional competition for the first time.

Three days of intense competition and very good surf took place from November 7th to the 0th at Las Peñitas beach, a few kilometers from the colonial city of Leon. Surfers from different Latin American countries were measured one more time at the Latin Circuit Tour Classic 2013 organized by the Latin American Surf Association, ALAS.

Three competitors from Costa Rica and one from Ecuador won in the participant categories: Open, Junior, Ladies and Longboard, sharing 25 thousand dollars provided adt the competition in Nicaragua, which resulted to be the last date of the circuit. The list of winners can be found at the end of the article.

Rafael López
Daniel Sanchez responsible for promotion and marketing of the Nicaraguan Institute of Tourism (INTUR, one of the main organizers) stressed the participation of more than 80 professional surfers from all over Latin America, among them are: Venezuela, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay , "One of the things most worth noting in this circuit is that there are more categories than in the previous circuits. This competition had been announced last October.

There is no doubt that the highlight of this event was the participation of Rafael López, an 8 year old kid who has the record of youngest participant at the latin american surf circuit. López was born at Las Peñitas and he practices surf since he was two years old.

The winners at the competition in Nicaragua were:

1. Jonathan Chila (ECU)
2. Jason Torres (CRI)
3. Alan Saulo (BRA)
4. Caue Wood (BRA)

1. Noemar McGonagle (CRI)
2. Yrvin Ravi Santos (BRA)
3. Derek Gomes (VEN)
4. Jose Joaquin Lopez (VEN)

1. Danielle Ciminero (CRI)
2. Evelyn Centeno (SAL)
3. Adriana Cano (VEN)
4. Nicole Prada (VEN)

1. Anthony Flores (CRI)
2. Francisco Hernandez (VEN)
3. Jose Antepaz (VEN)
4. Armando Colucci (VEN)

Translated by Cynthia Cordero