CEPIA and WavesCR Host Contest to Help Local Kids
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Remember last may 5th when Waves Costa Rica Surf School & Adventures (located in Tamarindo Vista Villas) Had the Surf Contest SURF FOR YOUTH? that brought members of the surf community together to help the less fortunate kids of the area. WaVes CR partnered with CEPIA to create a surf contest and activity-filled day that would allow pro surfers to give back to the community.
The contest took place in beautiful waves of approximately 2 meters in a spot kept secret to respect the locals, while about 20 CEPIA kids worked on crafts, and played beach games. The surfers would complete their heats, and then join the children in their activities. In addition, the pros brought bags of donations, including leashes, hats, surf trunks and bathing suits, which were distributed to CEPIA a few days after Surf for Youth was finished.
That was the begining of a Huge Project, where WaVes CR commited to teach these children how to surf. Every Saturday at 8 am Mauricio Rodriguez 14 Henry Rios 12, Harvey Rojas 11, Francisco Coronado 13 and Anthony Rodriguez 14 show up ready to surf.
On their first day they worked on strength trainning with local pro surfers Federico Pilurzu, Isaac Vega and Andrea Diaz.
Then they sat on the beach with andrea Diaz founder of WaVes CR and she spoke to the children what it meant to be a pro surfer, the importante of staying in school and away from drugs, then the kids hit the water with WaVes Cr head instructor Allan and practiced on their surfing technique..After a great surf session they went for a well deserved swim at the Best western Tamarindo Vista Villas.
These children still need your help, the surfboards donated are not in the best conditions, wr would appreciated it greatly if you could sponsor a kid a surfboard, doesnt have to be a new surfboard. The idea of the SURF FOR YOUTH surf lessons, is to develop a surfing association that will feed young talen tinto the Circuito Nacional de surf…. So dont be surprise if you see these kids doing bajke sales or Raffles…
More information you are more than welcomed to stop by WaVes CR Surf School or you can write at email@example.com or visit us on Facebook www.facebook.com/waves.costarica
See you in the water!