Published on July 17th, 2012 | by dominicanrepublicsurf0
Dominican Republic Surfers Represent at the ISA World Masters Surfing Championship in Nicaragua
The “ISA World Masters Surfing Championship 2012, Nicaragua” brings together 25 countries which include the Dominican Republic, with more than 130 surfers in total, representing every continent. All of these different nationalities and cultures will be part of an historic event occurring along Nicaragua’s pristine coastline in world-class waves at Colorado Beach at Hacienda Iguana, July 14 – 22, 2012.
The caliber of athletes ranges from national champions and local legends to former professional surfers and Pipeline Masters. There’s a level of prestige and honor that comes with representing one’s country in competition, as athletes do in the Olympics, especially in a World Championship that will feature the best over-35-year-old surfers (in five divisions) from around the world. While some teams will be sending a full team of 8 surfers, others will send a single athlete or a few athletes to represent the country.
The Dominican Republic is being represented by two prominent surfers who have participated in other world events, Robert Reid and Victor Peralta.
Reid is competing in the “Kahuna” and “Grand Kahuna” categories, and is a dedicated surfer and physician. Reid is credited with having surfed many different beaches around the globe in his youth, and took many first place wins in national competitions.
Victor “Bobo” Peralta is competing in the “Master” and “Grand Master” categories, and is a veteran surfer with a great active devotion to the sport. Peralta counts many top place wins in national championships, and promises to deliver a high level performance at the Master event in Nicaragua. You can follow the event live at the official event site http://isawmsc.com/live/.
About the International Surfing Association: The International Surfing Association (ISA) is recognized by the International Olympic Committee as the World Governing Authority for Surfing, and was originally founded in 1964.
ISA membership includes the surfing National Governing Bodies of 71 countries on five continents. Its headquarters are located in La Jolla, California.