Panama will host the 2010 ISA World Masters Surfing Championship

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The incredibly perfect waves of Santa Catalina will host the 2010 ISA World Masters Surfing Championship. Photo: Philippe Demarsan

2010 ISA World Masters Surfing Championship
Santa Catalina, Panama
August 29 – September 5

The venue for the planet’s greatest event in Masters Surfing, the ISA World Masters Surfing Championship (WMSC) has been named. The perfect waves of Santa Catalina, on the north Pacific coast of Panama will see the best over 35 year-old surfers from all over the world from August 29 to September 5.

After having an inaugural WMSC in Rincón, Puerto Rico in 2007 and a successful second edition in the powerful waves of Punta Rocas, Peru, in 2008, the Masters family will gather together again, this time in the wave rich nation of Panama to compete for the world title in the following divisions:

-Masters (Over 35)
-Women Masters (Over 35)
-Grand Masters (Over 40)
-Kahunas (Over 45)
-Grand Kahunas (Over 50)

Regarding the confirmation of this year’s Masters event, Fernando Aguerre, President of the International Surfing Association said: “The ISA congratulates Panama on securing the rights to host the ISA World Masters Surfing Championship for the first time.  We are looking forward to a world class event in the great waves of Santa Catalina.”

South Africa has dominated the overall team standings for the past events, and it will be interesting to see who is able to bring the strongest Masters team to Panama for 2010.

The ISA is eager to see the best Masters surfers compete and win at this year’s event. Who’s going to take home the medals for 2010? We will know on September 5th.

For more information about the event please contact:

ISA Headquarters
surf@isasurf.org
+1 858 551 8580

Press contact
Pablo Zanocchi
Media Manager
International Surfing Association
www.isasurf.org
Skype: p.a.zanocchi
pablo@isasurf.org

About the International Surfing Association (ISA)
The International Surfing Association (ISA) is recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as the World Governing Authority for Surfing. It was originally founded as the International Surfing Federation in 1964 and has been running world championships since 1964 and the Junior World Championships since 1980.

ISA membership includes the surfing National Governing Bodies (NGBs) of over 60 countries on six continents. Its headquarters are located in La Jolla, California. It is presided by Fernando Aguerre, first elected in 1994 in Rio, and re-elected six times since. The ISA’s four Vice Presidents are Alan Atkins (Australia), Robin de Kock (South Africa), Mike Gerard (USA) and Karín Sierralta (Peru).