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2013 Costa Rica Junior Surfing Camp Launched As An Initiative To Develop Surfing’s Youth In Costa Rica

The International Surfing Association is proud to introduce a new surfing development program, created by the Costa Rican Surfing Federation (FSC), focusing on elementary and high school students from under-developed coastal towns that are vulnerable to social risk in Costa Rica.

This Saturday and Sunday, FSC is launching the first stop of the “2013 Costa Rica Junior Surfing Camp” program, which will be giving free surf lessons to the kids from Balvanero Vargas Molina School, located in Cieneguita, in the province of Limon, on Costa Rica’s Caribbean Coast.

The Costa Rican Surfing Federation launched a surfing development program to grow the sport in the country by teaching surfing for free to young students.

“I am very proud of the Costa Rican Surfing Federation that has taken the initiative to put an extra effort to develop surfing’s youth in their country,” remarked ISA President Fernando Aguerre. “Every child in the world no matter what race, religion, or socio-economic status, deserves to be given the opportunity to discover the power of the oceans and the passion of riding waves. I know once they are in the water surfing, it will positively change their lives forever, like it did to me as a kid growing up in Argentina.”

Below is the official press release from the Costa Rican Surfing Federation:

As part of an initiative from the Surfing Federation (FSC) to launch a campaign to grow the sport in the country, this Saturday and Sunday at Cieneguita beach in Limon, the Federation will provide five professional instructors to teach surfing for free to 120 children from the Balvanero Vargas Molina School.

The camp called “2013 Costa Rica Junior Surfing Camp,” will be held this Saturday, October 26 and Sunday, October 27 for the students from the school in Cieneguita in Limon, which is located about 150 meters from one of the best places to learn to surf in the Caribbean province.The camp will last a day and a half, with the first lesson being taught on Saturday at 8:00am with the first group of 10 children in a class of about one hour in length. A certified professional will teach the class from the International Surfing Association’s (ISA) Level 1 Coaching & Instructing Course.

The first stop of the “2013 Costa Rica Junior Surfing Camp” will be held this Saturday, October 26 and Sunday, October 27 for a 120 students from the school in Cieneguita in the province of Limon.

The Federation has scheduled a total of 12 groups for this weekend during the morning and afternoon on Saturday and Sunday morning.”We are very excited to get this project underway to help teach children to think of surfing as a healthy sport and to take advantage of the perfect wave conditions they have within close reach year-round in Limon,” said Randall Chaves, President of the Costa Rican Surfing Federation.

This undertaking counts on the support from the Association of Surf and Skate Limonense (ALISUS) and the Cieneguita Surf School that will give each child who participates a t-shirt from the event, plus they will be given fruits and kept hydrated    during their lesson.This location was chosen for the first Junior Surfing Camp, to recognize the work of the local Surf Association in the area that has helped children and young people surfing.

The only requirement to participate in this camp is to be a student.

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