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Dominical Inaugurates National Tour No.17 Edition Kölbi (Get 2017 Schedule)

Photo of Costa Rican pro-surfer Malakai Martinez taken by Alfredo Barquero
Alfredo Barquero - photo: Playa Dominical


On a route of six dates of edition 17 of Kölbi National Circuit that is presented by Adrenaline Rush, will be the season of official tournaments of a championship that for the first time will start in the incredible wave of Playa Dominical.

On the 21st and 22nd of January, the fourth weekend of the first month of the year, the first 4-star event will be held in front of the Tortilla Flats restaurant.

The complete calendar is as follows:
January 21 and 22 - Dominical
March 25 and 26 - Puerto Viejo
April 22 and 23 - Santa Teresa
May 20 and 21 - Nosara
June 24 and 25 - Jaco
July 21, 22 and 23 - Hermosa
From January to July and once every 30 days (except for the month of February), a championship will warm up that will visit the four oceanic sectors of the country: North Pacific, South, Central and Caribbean with the date of Playa Cocles de Puerto Viejo.

The Costa Rican Surf Federation (FSC) announces that for this new edition, by competitor, a total of 4 of 6 dates (the highest scoring) will be those that enter the final sum of points at the close of the season Will be in Playa Hermosa de Jaco.

In addition, the categories in participation will be the same as in 2016: Open, Open Female, Junior, Junior Female, Boys (sub 16), Girls (sub 16), Grommets (sub 14), Mini Grommet (sub 12), Mini Grommet Female (sub 12).

Again, the contest will run on two active podiums at the same time, a mission that proposed the management of events of the FSC two seasons ago and, to date, has been successful in favor of the number of heats run by weekend .

"We are very excited to be able to announce a new start to the longest running championship in national surfing," said Randall Chaves, FSC President.
"The National Surfing Circuit is the main exhibition tool in the country that is at the hands of competitors. In addition, it is the final stage to demonstrate why each athlete should be called to the National Team that, in 2017, will travel to France only for the World Cup, "he added.

Entries for the first date will be available starting next Monday, January 2 for a total of $ 40 in all categories. Membership per competitor in this edition will cost $ 60.

The current national champions are as follows:
Anthony Fillingim (Santa Teresa)
Open Female
Leilani McGonagle (Pavones)
José Joaquín López (Jaco)
Junior Female
Emily Gussoni (Jaco)
Oscar Urbina (Puerto Viejo)
Serena Nava (Playa Grande)
Dean Vandewalle (Tamarindo)
Axel Castro (Limón)
Female Minigrommets
Lía Díaz (Tamarindo)







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