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Published on September 7th, 2010 | by dominicanrepublicsurf

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SANTANA, KELE, BERRUE and ROBERTS WIN SUMMER SURF GROMFEST in DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Under a bright tropical sun, a gentle breeze and the beauty of the almond trees, young surfers from across the country (Santo Domingo, Boca Chica, Nizao, Rio San Juan, Cabarete, Sosua and Bahoruco) showcased their talent in the strong waves of the Atlantic Ocean at Playa Encuentro in Cabarete, in the province of Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. The young athletes delighted the audience and demonstrated their best maneuvers to the judges in a close competition held over the last weekend of summer.

The National Championship “Summer Surf Gromfest 2010” was organized by the alliance of Chino School Surf School of Cabarete, and the Dominican Surfing Federation (FEDOSURF), and supported by local businesses.

The event was attended by special guest Ms. Claritza Ruiz, President of the Chapter of the City of Cabarete, Mr. Nestor Puente, President of FEDOSURF, and Mr. Daniel Francis, President of the Association of Surfing Puerto Plata (ASPP).

Ms. Ruiz addressed the crowd with moving words of support and encouragement to all athletes, coaches and spectators attending the event, and expressed her appreciation for the efforts displayed in promoting and developing the sport of surfing for young people on the beaches of Cabarete and on surfing beaches across the country.

Results of the event follow:

DISCIPLINE SURFBOARD  CATEGORY MINI-GROM / MALE (Sub.12) 

PLACE

NAME

HOMETOWN

1st

Kai Robert

Sosúa

2nd

Esteban Castillo

Sto. Domingo

3rd

Brian Count

Cabarete

4th

Nicolás de la Cruz

Cabarete

DISCIPLINE SURFBOARD  CATEGORY MINI-GROM / FEMALE (Sub.12) 

PLACE

NAME

HOMETOWN

1st

Lea Berrue

Cabarete

2nd

Julia Oliva

Cabarete

DISCIPLINE SURFBOARD  CATEGORY JUNIOR / MALE (Sub 18) 

PLACE

NAME

HOMETOWN

SCORE

1st

Kristof Kele

Sosúa

7.37

2nd

Daniel Santana

Cabarete

7.16

3rd

    Yonauris Acevedo

Cabarete

5.70

4th

Gian Marcos Oliva

Cabarete

5.46

DISCIPLINE SURFBOARD  CATEGORY MINI-JUNIOR / MALE (Sub 16)

PLACE

NAME

HOMETOWN

SCORE

1st

Daniel Santana

Cabarete

7.76

2nd

Luis Alfredo Félix

Nizao

6.30

3rd

Gian Marcos Oliva

Cabarete

5.07

4th

Joel López

Cabarete

3.20

PRE-SELECTION TRAIL RESULTS Immediately preceeding the event were pre-selection trials for the National team members in the top ranked positions to determine qualifying spots for participation at the upcoming World Surfing Games in Peru, October, 2010. One more qualifying event will take place, followed by intensive training for the selected athletes. Eduar ‘Papito’ Santana, First Place in the National ranking has secured automatic placement on the team.

DISCIPLINE SURFBOARD  CATEGORY OPEN / MALE

PLACE

NAME

HOMETOWN

SCORE

1st

Junior Gómez

Río San Juan

9.66

2nd

Ángel Comprés

Cabarete

8.60

3rd

Willy Valdéz

Pto. Plata

6.94

4th

Julio Betances

Bahoruco

4.90

FEDOSURF North Coast Director, Jesmarin Puente served as an event organizer along with Ken Gei Fung of Chino Surf School, and were assisted by Eduar ‘Papito’ Santana. Ronald Peña provided technical support on behalf of FEDOSURF for their newly adopted computer judging system.

FEDOSURF wishes to thank all the people and institutions that made the realization of this great summer event possible: Association of Surfing of Puerto Plata (ASPP), Dominican Surfing Federation (FEDOSURF), Chino Surf School of Cabarete, VELA Windsurf Resorts, Zapstix Surf Camp Dominican Republic, Bar Cabaha Cabarete, Micro-Jet Technologies, Kaiceitos Circus, MI Gym Fitness Studio, The Spot Casa Mami, Jiu Jitsu de La Costa, GOUGH Surfboards, Restaurant Club Mendy, Super Super Surf Liquors, Aloha Surf Cafe Cabarete, Iguana Mama Eco-Tours Cabarete, Sanitation District of Cabarete and Encargo Grupo.

FEDOSURF is the National Governing Body of surfing in the Dominican Republic. FEDOSRF is recognized by the Dominican Olympic Committee (COD), the Ministry of Sports, Physical Education and Recreation (SEDEFIR), The International Surfing Association (ISA) and the Pan American Surfing Association (PASA). It is a non-profit entity, whose main goal is to support and advance the sport of surfing and high-performance athletes in the Dominican Republic.

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