SLIDESHOW: Barrel binge continues for the masters...
Nicaragua ISA World Masters Surfing Championship
International Surfing Association
Colorado Beach, Hacienda Iguana Nicaragua
14 to 22 July 2012
Barrel binge continues at Colordado Beach
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 13 July, 2012 : - - With the Nicaragua ISA World Masters Surfing Championship kicking off on Saturday the lineups at Colorado Beach are stacked with barrel-seeking surfers. Waves are head-high and winds are blowing offshore from sunrise to sunset. The seasoned athletes are trying to conserve energy for the beginning of the event by not spending too many hours in the lineup.
“I’ve never been to Nicaragua before. The water’s warm and the waves are super fun; it’s amazing so far,” Australia’s Robbie Page, an ISA Gold Medalist and the 1988 Pipeline Masters Champion, was overheard saying in the lineup, just minutes after arriving at the venue.
26 countries from all five continents are represented in Nicaragua. In addition to the hosts, the other national teams competing are Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, France, Germany, Guatemala, Hawaii, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, Switzerland, Tahiti, Uruguay, USA and Venezuela.
“I’m fortunate to have surfed this wave several times before; I’ve seen it in different sizes and shapes. It’s a wave that I really feel comfortable with, and the Argentinean team is staying in a beachfront house, which is really good because we can check the conditions all the time,” said Martin Passeri, five-time Argentinean national champion. “I think this is a great location to have an event like this.”
The event will begin on July 14th with the Parade of Nations, Sands of the World Ceremony and Opening Ceremony in Rivas, and competition at Colorado Beach will commence the following day.
The Nicaragua ISA World Masters Surfing Championship is made possible with the backing of the following sponsors: Nicaragua Tourism Institute, Gray Line, AmericanAirlines, Canal 13, Amnet, Hacienda Iguana, Taca, VOS TV, Municipalidad de Tola, Flor de Caña, INISER; the following cosponsors: Movistar, Dollar, Alamo, Comité Olimpico Nicaragüense, Hilton, Nuevo Diario, Guacalito, Condor, Servipro, Aqua Spa, CDNN canal 23, Nicasurfing; and the following supporters: Surfari Charters, Corona, Paso Pacifico, Renisa, Parmalat, Credomatic, Cruz Roja, Pantaleon, Canatur. The media partners are Pasión Xtrema, SurfersVillage and Surfos. The Official Forecaster for the event is Surfline.
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Author: Pablo Zanocchi
Tags: ISA World Masters. Nicaragua