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Costa Rica Shines at the 2016 Central American Surfing Championships

2016 Central American Surf Games November in Jaco, Costa Rica - Team Costa Rica achieved 1st Place - #isaworldgames #costarica #jaco #surfcontest #crsurf #surftrips #surfreport http://www.crsurf.com/jaco.html

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Today's Date: 11/19/2016 (original article source)

For the 11th time in as many years, Costa Rica's national surf team outshined Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala and Panama in the Central American Surfing Championships. The games, which took place last Friday through Sunday in the Central Pacific beach town of Jacó, consisted of a complete contingent of Tico surfers who fought it out for medals in the manner of the ISA World Surfing Games. Organizers approximated that about 2,000 individuals came out to see the contest in front of Best Western Jacó.

In the end, Ticos positioned at the top of their categories four times. Maykol Torres of Esterillos Oeste won the Open category; Paula Rodríguez of Jacó won the Women's category; Dennis Picado, likewise of Jacó, was the Junior champ; and Oscar Urbina of the Caribbean town of Puerto Viejo won Kids. Costa Rica won the tag group heat, also.

"I am very pleased to be champion, particularly considering that I had lots of problems with injuries. To come back and win is extremely emotional for me," stated Torres. "We were all joined, like a huge family, which offered us the championship."

The Costa Rica team included Anthony Fillingim and Leiner Morales, from Santa Teresa; Durby Castillo, from Pavones; Emily Gussoni, Kenneth Perala and André Chacón, all from Jacó; Aldo Chirinos, from Playa Negra; Malakai Martínez, Lía Díaz, Emily Gussoni and Zulay Martínez, of Tamarindo; Gilbert Brown López and Gabriel Córdoba, from Puerto Viejo; Paulina Summers, from Limón; and Adolfo Gómez and Ale Gómez, of Sámara.

Gilbert Brown, the four-time Costa Rican surf champ, acted as coach for the national group, drawing on his own years of experience competing and as a former member of Tico surf teams that went out on the worldwide phase.

"I take pride in the heart that each and every member of our group put out in the water and in each heat. There was not a moment that Costa Rica decreased their guard" expressed Gilbert.

The Central American Surfing Champion 2016 is, for Costa Rica, one step closer to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic surfing event. Next year in December, the sport will be included in the Managua Central American Games. Costa Rica plans to send a surf team to that contest, as well.

Outcomes for the 2016 Central America Surfing Championships:

Costa Rica 15.503 points
Guatemala 10.770
Panamá 9.472
El Salvador 6.733
Nicaragua 4.680
Individual Results:

Open
Maykol Torres (CRI)
Anthony Fillingim (CRI)
Jair Pérez (CRI)
Jonny Alfonso (PAN)

Open Female
Paula Rodriguez (CRI)
Emily Gussoni (CRI)
Samanta Alonso (PAN)
Candelaria Resano (NIC)
Junior

Junior
Dennis Picado (CRI)
Agustin Cedeño (PAN)
Aldo Chirinos (CRI)
Malakai Martinez (CRI)
Junior Girls

Junior Female
Valentina Resano (NIC)
Emily Gussoni (CRI)
Zulay Martínez (CRI)
Candelaria Resano (NIC)

Boys
Oscar Urbina (CRI)
André Chacón (CRI)
Lester Hernández (GUA)
José López (SAL)

Girls
Candelaria Resano (NIC)
Paulina Summers (CRI)
Valentina Resano (NIC)
Lia Díaz (CRI)

Groms (Exhibition category)
Darshan Antequera (CRI)
Kai Gail (PAN)
Tep Gail (PAN)
Jose Martínez (SAL)

Tag Team
Costa Rica
Panamá
Guatemala
El Salvador

Related articles:

10/21/2016 - Selected National Team for Central American Surfing Games In November 2016 Read more

11/2/2016 - Gilbert Brown Named Coach for Central Surfing Games. Read more

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Costa Rica Levantó El Trofeo De Campeones Centroamericanos Por Onceava Vez

CARLOS ENRIQUE BRENES :: FEDERATION OF SURF

La décimo primera edición de los Centroamérica Surfing Games que se cerraron hoy en Playa Jaco de Garabito, Puntarenas, le dieron al equipo nacional el título de Campeones número 11, es decir, Costa Rica mantiene su invicto desde que nació el campeonato en 2006.

Frente a una renovada Guatemala que hizo historia al consagrarse sub campeona por primera vez en Costa Rica y una Panamá que trajo figuras revelación en todas las categorías, movida que los llevó al tercer lugar, el equipo de Gilbert Brown López, sumó un total de 15.503 puntos que les dio el oro por equipos.

Además, de los siete oros posibles, el Costa Rica se dejó cuatro que consiguieron Maykol Torres en Open, Paola Rodriguez en Open Femenino, Dennis Picado en Junior y Oscar Urbina en Sub 16, único atleta que se hizo del bicampeonato.

Nicaragua recolectó dos oros en femenino y El Salvador uno en Longboard y, finalmente, Costa Rica los oros en sub 14 masculino que funcionó como una categoría de exhibición y otro como equipo en relevos. En total sumó siete con el título por naciones.

“Estoy orgulloso del corazón que pusieron todos y cada uno de los míos en el agua y en cada heat. No hubo un momento que Costa Rica bajó los brazos, fuimos una familia muy unida los tres días y esto nos llevó directo al éxito”, dijo el entrenador Brown.

Sobre la mejor calidad de olas que Playa Jacó ofreció a lo largo de los tres días de competencia, hoy se corrieron las finales del evento principal, finales del repechaje y las grandes finales que presenciaron unas 2.000 personas que se dieron cita frente a las instalaciones del hotel Best Western a lo largo del día.

El Centroamérica Surfing Games 2016 fue la antesala para los Juegos Centroamericanos de Managua 2017 que por primera vez incluyó al surfing dentro de los deportes que figurarán. Se habla que las categorías que se incluirán serán Open, Open Femenino y Longboard. Este evento se correrá en diciembre del próximo año.

RESULTADOS POR PAÍS
Costa Rica 15.503 puntos
Guatemala 10.770
Panamá 9.472
El Salvador 6.733
Nicaragua 4.680

RESULTADOS INDIVIDUALES

Open
Maykol Torres (CRI)
Anthony Fillingim (CRI)
Jair Pérez (CRI)
Jonny Alfonso (PAN)

Open Fem.
Paula Rodriguez (CRI)
Emily Gussoni (CRI)
Samanta Alonso (PAN)
Candelaria Resano (NIC)

Junior
Dennis Picado (CRI)
Agustin Cedeño (PAN)
Aldo Chirinos (CRI)
Malakai Martinez (CRI)

Junior Fem.
Valentina Resano (NIC)
Emily Gussoni (CRI)
Zulay Martínez (CRI)
Candelaria Resano (NIC)

Sub 16
Oscar Urbina (CRI)
André Chacón (CRI)
Lester Hernández (GUA)
José López (SAL)

Sub 16 fem
Candelaria Resano (NIC)
Paulina Summers (CRI)
Valentina Resano (NIC)
Lia Díaz (CRI)

Sub 14 (Cat. Exhibición)
Darshan Antequera (CRI)
Kai Gail (PAN)
Tep Gail (PAN)
Jose Martínez (SAL)

Tag Team (Juego de relevos)
Costa Rica
Panamá
Guatemala
El Salvador

 

 

 

 

 

 

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