Colorful ceremony to kick off Lost Energy Drink ISA WSG
Lost Energy Drink ISA World Surfing Games
Colorful 'Parade of Nations' and 'Sands of the World' Ceremonies to Kick Off Lost Energy Drink ISA WSG
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 9 October, 2006 : - - Much like the Olympics, the Opening Ceremonies for the 2006 Lost Energy Drink ISA World Surfing Games will feature the “Parade of Nations” and “Sands of the World” ceremony. Teams will march in alphabetical order by country down the Huntington Beach Pier waving their nationʹs flag and wearing their national colors.
Teams will then assemble for the emblematic “Sands of the World” ceremony. In this ceremony, each team will pour sand brought from their respective country into a specially crafted acrylic box, symbolizing the ISA hopes for a peaceful world. The prestigious International Olympic Committee (IOC) trophy will also be present at the ceremony.
WHO: Top surfers from more than 35 nations, including Argentina, Australia, Barbados, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, France, Germany, Guatemala, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Portugal, Puerto Rico, South Africa, cuador, Tahiti, United Kingdom, Aruba, Sweden, Panama, Hawaii, Cote d’Ivoire, Venezuela, Colombia, and the United States.
WHY: The Opening Ceremonies significance is paramount to the ISA’s hopes for a peaceful world and is symbolic of the spirit of community throughout the sport of surfing worldwide.
WHEN: October 14, 2006 2p.m-4p.m
WHERE: Huntington Beach Pier Huntington Beach, Calif. USA
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