Marco Fernandez | Photo by Diego Freire

It is confirmed.

Stella Maris, is the first of the beaches of the north coast of Salvador, Bahia, that will be, between 21st and 23rd of August, stage of the third of four stages of the championship “Maresia Brasileiro”, the circuit of the Brazilian Confederation of Surf (Confederação Brasileira do Surf, CBS, in portugues), which are held in six categories , Open and Junior (Under 18), with Men's and Women's divisions, Novice (U-16) and Beginner’s (U-14), many of them are basis for the participation of the Brazilian selections in different events of the International Surfing Association (ISA), an world sports organization affiliated to the International Olympic Committee (COI).

August's Surf

The month of August is a promise to the calendars of the ISA and the CBS, with its first eight days reserved for ISA Surfing Games 2009, for which the ranking after two stages of the “Maresia Brasileiro” guaranteed places to the leader of the Junior and Open, from Espiritos Santos, Kristian Kimmerson, the vice Open, from Bahia, Marco Fernandez, and, from Ceará, Estefany Freitas, for the Women's Open, which will be a companion Camila Cássia, from São Paulo, the current third position of the SuperSurf.

At Salvador, Stella Maris, will be in June the seat of stage of the SuperSurf, and that in 1987 was part of the inaugural edition of the Brazilian Professional, defining Paulo Matos, from São Paulo, the first champion in the official circuit while Fábio Gouveia repeated from amateur to win the earlier stage in Ubatuba, São Paulo, which made him integrate the Brazilian selection and the year after won the “World Surfing Title in 1998”, event that turned in to an biennial of the ISA that amounted today as the annual World Games for the 2009 edition in Jacó, Costa Rica from 1st to 8th of August.

PASA CBS and equal to Pans in Brazil

Brazil on Costa Ricas’s waves will search individual titles at the Open, Men's and Women's, and in Longboard, in addition to the title by country, this achieved in 2000, when the Junior category (of the World since 2003) had male competition in the event and the Maresia sponsored in the State of Pernambuco this issue that Brazil hosted and won at the turn of the millennium.

This year Brazil is back to host international champioships, and will be in double dose, the Pan-American Surf and the unprecedented Panamerican University, both seals the Panamerican Surfing Association, the PASA, with stages being respectively at Stella Maris in the Bahian capital, and in the Futuro beach, in Fortaleza, capital of Ceará, both in the last trimester of 2009.

The PASA, through its president, the Hawaiian Maile Aguerre, and the vice Juca de Barros, maximum leader of the Brazilian Confederation of Surf, were in both capitals.

Maile, who lived in Brazil in the 1970s and speaks fluent Portuguese, said the certainty of the success of Panamerican on Bahia’s and Ceará’s waves, and that the city offices have all the conditions to receive these great events that bring together the Americas in the friendly heat of the Brazilian Northeast.


SOURCE: Confederação Brasileira de Surf