Panama to Host World Surf Championship

The 2011 Billabong World Surfing Games will take place between June 25 and July 3 in Panama.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

The announcement was made by the president of the International Surfing Association (ISA), Fernando Aguerre, who commented, "Surf in Panama is excellent ... we are eager to bring our main competition there."

The event is sponsored by Billabong surf items and expects to have over 200 competitors from 35 countries.

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World Surfing Event in Nicaragua

April 2012

In July 250 contestants will arrive from 20 countries to take part in an International Surfing Association event sponsored by the Nicaraguan Institute of Tourism.

Nicaragua will host the Masters World Surf Championship during the second half of July, in which the participation of 250 surfers from 20 countries is expected.

El Salvador Hosts World Surfing Championship

September 2011

Organized by the International Surfing Association, the championship will take place between 16 and 23 October.

The event will bring together over 300 participants, professionals, media and spectators and is to be held on La Paz beach, known to surfers as Punta Roca, a city of "La Libertad"

Costa Rica Gets Ready for Surf World Cup

July 2009

From July 31 to August 9, Billabong's World Surfing Games Costa Rica 2009 will gather participants from 40 countries in Jacó.

Organizers of the event are expecting the visit of at least 200.000 persons, and 80 million Internet viewers.

"Costa Rica was chosen to host ahead of countries like Brazil and South Africa", published

World Surfing Games to be held in Costa Rica

August 2008

The International Surfing Association (ISA) announced that next year's World Surfing Championships will be held at Hermosa Beach in Jaco (Central Pacific).

The games are scheduled for July 31st through August 8th 2009.
Surf related tourism in Costa Rica currently represents 20% of tourist arrivals. According to information from the Costa Rican Tourism Institute (ICT), almost 200,000 surfers visited the country in 2007.

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