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Mohs Classic set to go off at Tamarindo in Costa Rica





Mohs Classic

Federacion Tico de Surf
Circuito Nacional de Surf
Playa Tamarindo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
18 - 19 December 2004

Mohs Classic set to go off at Playa Tamarindo in Costa Rica

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 15 December 2004: - - Tamarindo, Guancaste, Costa Rica - December 15, 2004 - Antonio Pilurzu, head of the Federacion Tico de Surf, announced today that the third leg of the 2004-05 Circuito Nacional de Surf will take place December 18 and 19 at Guanacaste’s Playa Tamarindo. Called the “Mohs Classic,” the contest will begin each day at the river mouth between Playa Tamarindo and Playa Grande at 7 a.m. Pilurzu predicts that more than 120 competitors from all over Costa Rica, as well as Nicaragua, will be there to surf for 4-star points at this stop on the tour.

“Mohs Classic” welcomes back Costa Rican National Surf Team coach Wade Sharp and the Junior Surf Team from Papenoo, Tahiti after competing December 2-14 in the Quiksilver International Surfing Association (ISA) World Junior Surfing Championships. “The Junior Costa Rican team returns from inspired to work even harder this weekend after experiencing a reality check as to what tough international competition from such experienced teams as Australia and the United States really looks like,” Sharp explained about the 6-boy, 1-girl group who placed 13th out of 20 nations.

Pilurzu added: “The Tahiti experience taught the young competitors not only how important the national rankings earned from competing on the Costa Rican Circuit can be, but what it means to perform well as a team during these international opportunities.”

This weekend at the “Mohs Classic” Tamarindo Circuito date, Coach Sharp will begin selection of the Costa Rican National team that will then train for both the upcoming 2005 Pan-American Games as well as the September 2005 ISA’s World Surfing Championships in Huntington, California. The top-ranking surfers in Open, Juniors, Longboard and Women categories will represent Costa Rica in these prestigious international events as well. Sharp also hopes to see the Junior Team applying the lessons learned in Tahiti, including “the importance of working together as a team and using high level maneuvers” in this weekend’s competition in order to maintain an international standard of performance even while competing at home.

Prospective contestants can pay to enter “Mohs Classic” on Friday, December 17, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the contest’s main sponsor’s store location, Mohs Surf Shop (653-0130) located on the main road in Tamarindo. Inscriptions for Open, Women, Junior (18 years and under), Boogie, Longboard and Masters (40 years and over) categories are c5000, while Boys (16 years and under), Grommets (14 years and under), and Mini-Grommets (l2 years and under) pay only c3000.

Babylon Bar will host the “Mohs Classic” celebratory party this Saturday night, December 18th, starting at 9 p.m. for the surf competitors and their guests. Mohs, the main sponser of the competition in Tamarindo, will present the new 2005 Mohs collection in a fashion show modeling the Argentean brand’s classic, fun, casual surf wear. There are two DJs scheduled for that night, Gerald Cholette of Limon and DJ D-trick of Tamarindo, who will spin courtesy of local sponsors Witchs Rock Surf Camp and Iguana Surf.

Martine Genga, owner of Tamarindo’s Mohs Surf Store, got involved financially in the Circuito Nacional de Surf to be “involved in something positive for the community, that encourages surfing values.” Martine and his wife Claudia, relocated from their homeland Argentina, in order to raise their family ‘in a beautiful place.” They are responsible for Mohs also sponsoring three local surfers as they travel the national and international circuits.

Other sponsors include: 91.1 La Radio, Quiksilver, Jammin’ Surf Camp, Carton, Banzaii, Mango Surf & Skate, Roxy, Cala Luna Hotel & Villas, Tamarindo Vista Villas, Dakine, Fischer Bros., Shifi Surf Shots, Bevy Media, Rider, Jass, Surfos, and Red Bull. For more information, please call 244-3756 or go to www.surfingcr.com

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308-4158

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810-1493

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