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Published on June 18th, 2012 | by dominicanrepublicsurf

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Dominican Republic Celebrates International Surfing Day in Bahoruco and Cabarete, 2012

Wednesday, June 20 marks the eighth annual International Surfing Day, a holiday created by the Surfrider Foundation to celebrate the sport of surfing, and help raise awareness about issues facing our oceans, waves and beaches.

World Champion surfers Kelly Slater and Stephanie Gilmore have signed on to be this year’s International Surfing Day Ambassadors, which is observed globally, with over 200 separate events in 25 different countries.

For this event, the Dominican Surfing Federation (FEDOSURF) announces simultaneous beach activities, which will involve the North and South of the country.

In Playa Bahoruco, Barahona on the South coast of the Dominican Republic, a Beach Cleanup will take place at 8 am, immediately followed by a surf training clinic led by Jesmarín Puente, National Director for FEDOSURF.

The activities on the North coast are being coordinated by Juan Carlos Torres, Proprietor of Aloha Surf Café in Cabarete, and member of the Association of Surfing in Puerto Plata. The event will begin at 7 am at Playa Mañanero, in Cabarete, with an environmental talk, followed by a beach cleanup and surfing.

Gracias to surfers and beach lovers from all over the world for coming together in celebration of the sport of surfing and protection of our great ocean.

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