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Tia Blanco (USA) repeats as Women’s Gold Medalist, Leandro Usuna (ARG) wins second Men’s Gold Medal

Tia Blanco (USA) repeats as Women’s Gold Medalist, Leandro Usuna (ARG) wins second Men’s Gold Medal After eight days of world-class Surfing competition at the 2016 INS ISA World Surfing Games in Playa Jacó, Costa Rica, Team Peru has emerged victorious and earned the Team Gold Medal and coveted Fernando Aguirre World Team Trophy. The Gold Medal was the second for Team Peru in three years, having won the Team Gold Medal at the 2014 ISA World Surfing Games in Peru. Rounding out the Team Medal was Team Portugal with the Silver Medal, Team USA with the Bronze Medal and Team France with the Copper Medal.

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Costa Rica to host World Surf League comp in Esterillos Este

Costa Rica’s continued rise on the surfing scene took another giant leap on Tuesday when it was announced that the country will play host to a world surf tour event for the first time in over a decade. The World Surf League (WSL), the sport’s international sanctioning body, will hold the Costa Rica Pro men’s and women’s qualifying series event from Oct. 5-9 at Esterillos Este in Puntarenas. Costa Rica surf legend Diego Naranjo announced on his Facebook page Tuesday night that his surf company Orange Wave worked for 10 months to assure a WSL event in Tico waters. On top of getting the official license from the league, Naranjo said he also had to clear some red tape hurdles with local authorities like those at the Costa Rican Tourism Institute (ICT).

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¡LEILANI MCGONAGLE ES LA NUEVA CAMPEONA NACIONAL DE SURF!

Acabó la intriga del título mayor femenino que llegó a Playa Hermosa con el fin de consagrarse. Después de una final intensa y frente a su principal rival, Emily Gussoni que le dio pelea hasta el último minuto, la local de Playa Pavones de Golfito, Leilani McGonagle, es la nueva Campeona Nacional Open, hecho que rompió con 15 años de títulos repartido entre dos surfistas.

Listo Gil para salir a competir

Gilbert Brown Surf metió esta importante ola frente a miles de ticos hoy hace 7 años durante el primer Mundial de Surf celebrado en Costa Rica. Estamos a solo 15 días de los INS ISA World Surfing Games 2016. Del 6 al 14 de agosto en Playa Jaco.

The host nation of the 2016 INS ISA World Surfing Games, Costa Rica, has officially selected a talented team to defend their Gold Medal from August 6-14 in Playa Jacó.

Team Costa Rica will return four of the six members of their 2015 Gold Medal squad, including the brother and sister duo of Men’s Gold Medalist Noe Mar McGonagle and Women’s Silver Medalist Leilani McGonagle. The Ticos will bolster their talent with two impressive newcomers, Tomas King and Emily Gussoni, who both have previously represented their nation in the ISA World Junior Surfing Championship.