Federación de Surf de Costa Rica

For the first time ever, the Circuito Nacional de Surf DayStar (CNS), will have a tournament at the beach Palo Seco de Parrita, which will take place on January 16 and 17. Called the Torneo LimeCoral, this will be the second date of the 2009-2010 season, and it will be a 4-star event awarding 1,500 points to the winners in each category. Palo Seco de Parrita is one of the two new beaches in the Circuito—the other being Cocoles in Limon, which is the next date.

Palo Seco de Parrita is a beach break that is often welcoming surges during the year, including the one expected during Torneo LimeCoral. The contest, which will take place in front of the facilities of Aparta-Hotel La Isla, is set to unite the best surfers from the zones of Parrita, Esterillos and Quepos, who may not often frequent the Circuito championship.

For this date, the Municipality of Parrita contributed a generous amount towards the Circuito DayStar, with organization towards tourism in the zone frequented by surfers and non-surfers both.

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Nahoon Beach | EastLondon.org.za

A South African surfer from East London is demanding R600 - €55/$80 - from the Buffalo City Municipality, after having to pay medical bill for E.coli bacterial poisoning.

Billy Kruger got the first symptoms five day after surfing at Nahoon Beach where, by the way, sharks were spotted.

The South African surfer also had to take time off work, as he started suffering from severe stomach pains and nausea.

E.coli (Escherichia coli bacteria) is often found in undercooked or raw meat, unpasteurized milk, contaminated swimming pools, oceans and lakes.

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Dillon Perillo

After assessing conditions all morning, event organizers opted to call a lay day for the Billabong ASP World Junior Championships fueled by Monster Energy.

Swamping high tides and small surf in the one-foot (0.5 metre) range at North Narrabeen this morning gave way to nasty onshore winds without much improvement by midday. However, despite today’s less-than-ideal conditions, swell projections are calling for an increase in size over the next several days and event organizers are eager to resume competition as soon as possible.

Event organizers will reconvene tomorrow morning at 6:30am to assess conditions for a possible 7am start.

When competition resumes, up first will be either the opening heats of the men’s Round 2 or the women’s Quarterfinals.

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