IX Panamerican Surfing Games

With a total of six athletes still classified in the main rounds out of the nine that participated today, the Costa Rica National Surf Team started strong in the IX PanAmerican Surfing Games which are taking place at Playa Olivenca de Ilhéus – Bahía, Brasil. Today, with the categories of Open and Junior, Costa Rica managed to pass three athletes in each division in the second round of the main event. Meanwhile,Isaac Vega (Open), Nataly Bernold (Women’s) and Anthony Segura (Junior) all go to repercharge.

The established calendar for the IX PanAmerican Surfing Games planned yesterday as the first day of competition. However, the Director of the event, Marcos Bukão, decided to delay until today, due to the unexpected tardy arrival of some of the National Selections in Brazil.

With the completion of today’s action, Jason Torres, Carlos Muñoz and Jair Pérez passed their first heats and move into the second round of the Open. Pérez demonstrated his quality surfing level by accomplishing the highest combination of the day in his division with 13.00 points.

Carlos Muñoz, Anthony Fillingim and Jordan Hernandez, also surfed well enough to classify to round two in the Juniors, and will see action again tomorrow. As is the case of Muñoz—the current Costa Rica National Surf Champion, Costa Rica National Junior Champion, AND Costa Rica National Boys Champion—he is manning up two divisions and is off to a great start in both of them.

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Eric Geiselman

A great white shark has attacked Eric Geiselman (New Smyrna Beach) while he was surfing off Laguna Road, Santa Cruz.

The 21-year-old pro surfer's board was broken in half.

When he felt he was under attack, Geiselman paddled fast to shore, as he was 50 yards from the beach.

Later, the O'Neill Cold Water Classic California, held very close to the shark attack, got an alert call from the Floridian, who was also competing in the event.

Eric Geiselman, his brother and some friends were not injured.

There are 22 species of sharks documented in the area.

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Surf Show 2010

Surf Show 2010 brings you fresh & killer brands, the latest films, break through live music and the best in technical workshops.

The UK’s only Surf Show will be held at the Anson Rooms in Bristol on 24th and 25th April 2010. Expanding to two days the Surf Show will be open to the public and will be the most exciting event in 2010.

The Surf Show showcases surfing and other ocean sports, coastal lifestyle, health and well being. Surf Show 2010 will be stuffed full of the latest fashions, clothes, surfboards, equipment, accessories, live music, art and more.

The Surf Show is also a great opportunity to take part in the many workshops hosted by professionals. The WaveRiders Film Festival will also showcase exclusive film premiers from the UK and around the globe.

“The surf show is a vibrant combination of culture, environmental awareness, life style and entertainment. It is also a brilliant opportunity for the gathering of the UK surf tribes. This is why we support the Surf Show”, says Pete Wilkins, Chairperson of the Bristol Surf Club.

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