Monday, August 3, 2009

Students Attend the World Surf Championship!

Our Surf-Intensive course students were lucky to arrive last Saturday, the same day the "Olympics of Surfing" came to Jacó, Costa Rica for a championship tournament.

Costa Rica is host to The Billabong ISA World Surfing Games from August 1-8, 2009. The event will take place on Playa Hermosa, with 40 nations and 280 surfers participating in this international competition. This year’s contest will be the largest in its history and will be broadcast over the web to over 80 million people worldwide throughout the competition’s eight-day run, with additional coverage on ESPN and Fox Sports.

Naturally, our die-hard surf instructors Carlos Castro Montero and Alex Cook couldn't pass up the opportunity to show their students where a LOT of practice will get you.

Costa Rica is a top surfing destination, with warm water, consistent year-round surf, and over 700 miles of coastline, both on the Pacific and Caribbean coast. Costa Rica¹s surf tourism represents 20 percent of the annual income for the country. The expected thousands of national and foreign visitors will provide Jacó with more than $1 million in commerce.

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