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Surfers Come To Puerto Viejo This Weekend to Compete in the Kölbi National Circuit

Photo of Costa Rican pro-surfer Malakai Martinez taken by Alfredo Barquero
Gilbert Brown | photo by Alfredo Barquero

CARLOS ENRIQUE BRENES :: FEDERATION OF SURF

Today's Date: 3/24/2017

The best surfers in the country restart work on the Kölbi National Circuit which is presented by Grupo INS and Adrenaline Rush. After almost two months of official competitive inactivity, this weekend in Puerto Viejo de Limón, the date two of the season has no other north than to gain a place for the World Cup in France in May.

Once the Surf Federation made the call to the first group of surfers as national pre-selection, their training and the competitive commitment have taken to the maximum, an action that allows the managers of the institution to group the surfers that today pass for the best Level in the country.

During the COPA UNIT this weekend that will run on Playa Cocles, both Saturday and Sunday, not only the arrival of the best in Costa Rica, but also a high call for surfers from all over the country.

The season that opened with an inscription of 180 surfers, could be surpassed this weekend, thanks to the locality that the championship visits.

Puerto Viejo de Limón is one of the areas of the country with the greatest talent production every year. This is evidenced by the location of four-time national champion Gilbert Brown López as well as two-time Central American champion Oscar Urbina.

"We are very grateful to the community of Puerto Viejo who have received us with great collaboration. Puerto Viejo is one of the best dates of the Championship for both the participation of competitors and the public visitation that attends each year, "said Randall Chaves, President of the Surf Federation.

For this weekend, Cocles will offer waves at shoulder height in a break that invites to the aerial game and to surfing of power to get high scores, hence the spectacle for the hundreds of people that are expected, is assured.

The competition will begin at 7:00 am on both Saturdays and Sundays, and on Saturday night, there will be live music at the La Costa de Papito Hotel free of charge for all present.

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Surfistas Acuden a Puerto Viejo Este Fin De Semana Con La Mirada en Francia

Los mejores surfistas del país reinician labores en el Circuito Nacional kölbi que es presentado por Grupo INS y Adrenaline Rush. Después de casi dos meses de inactividad competitiva oficial, este fin de semana en Puerto Viejo de Limón, la fecha dos de la temporada no tiene otro norte más que ganarse un puesto para el Mundial de Francia en mayo.

Una vez que la Federación de Surf hizo el llamado al primer grupo de surfeadores como preselección nacional, sus entrenamientos y el compromiso competitivo lo han llevado al máximo, acción que permite a los directivos de la institución agrupar a los tablistas que hoy pasan por el mejor nivel en el país.

Durante la COPA UNIT de este fin de semana que se correrá en Playa Cocles, tanto sábado como domingo, se espera no solo la llegada de los mejores de Costa Rica, sino una alta convocatoria de surfeadores que acuden de todas partes del país.

La temporada que abrió con una inscripción de 180 tablistas, podría verse superada este fin de semana, gracias a la localidad que el campeonato visita.

Puerto Viejo de Limón es uno de las zonas del país con mayor producción de talentos cada año, prueba de esto es la localidad del cuatro veces campeón nacional, Gilbert Brown López, así como el bicampeón centroamericano, Oscar Urbina.

“Estamos muy agradecidos con la comunidad de Puerto Viejo que nos han recibido con una gran colaboración. Puerto Viejo es una de las mejores fechas del Campeonato tanto por la participación de competidores, como por la visitación de público que asiste cada año”, dijo Randall Chaves, Presidente de la Federación de Surf.

Para este fin de semana, Cocles ofrecerá olas a la altura del hombro en una rompiente que invita al juego aéreo y al surfing de poder para conseguir altas puntuaciones, de ahí que el espectáculo para los cientos de personas que se esperan, está asegurado.



 

 

 

 

 

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