Bulgarian Extreme Water Sports Association (B.E.W.S.A) in partnership with Ahtopol Municipality held its second edition of National Surf Contest at Ahtopol Lighthouse Point.
On 3rd October the conditions were just right for a good day of surfing 6-8 feet waves, 6sec periods, and 30 athletes showed high level of competiveness in bodyboard, longboard and surf junior, men and women. Judges and organizers were very precise in the competition rules and scoring criteria fully ISA compiled.
Winners received awards from our partners Monster Energy, sport stores: DropIn, StromShop and BoardShop, and eligible to be part of the Bulgarian National team for the ISA 2014 World Events.
Surfing in Bulgaria at the Black Sea has some 20 years of history, with a Bulgarian team at ISA World Surfing Games’98. Since then, most of those surfers have pushed up their skills and are still in the first places nationally, but alongside, some new youngsters are catching up real fast. Surfing in the Black Sea has its specifics as there are no swells to produce regular waves all year round, but storms and persistent winds can create the necessary conditions at multiple beachbreaks and pointbreaks along the whole costal line. Ahtopol is the most Southeast city in Bulgarian near the boarder with Turkey.
B.E.W.S.A is committed to work for higher quality of surfing in Bulgaria, wide promotion of surf culture and eco-life among youngsters, through surfing events, educational programs, certification of local judges and creating of Bulgarian team to participate in world surfing competitions. As the oldest member of ISA in the Black Sea Region, B.E.W.S.A would like to promote closer regional integration with all neighboring ISA members countries though joint events.
SURF MEN OPEN
2nd –Nikola Abadjiev – Koki
3rd – Kristian Saraliev
1st– Radka Petkova
2nd– Blagovesta Bancheva
SURF MEN JUNIOR
1st – Nikola Abadjiev – Koki
1st– Doichin Doichinov
2nd – Bojidar Lulchev
3rd – Lubomir Rusev
1st – Maxim Iotzov – Max
1st – Kiril Sulkov
2nd – Borislav Vasilev
3rd– Nikolai Djenabetski
BEWSA would like to wish love, strength and good waves for all!
Christo Bushev – Kris Niko Nikolov – Bobra Angel Dimitrov
President BEWSA First Secretary BEWSA Vice president BEWSA