- 14 March 2008 | Surfing
“The world is becoming fragmented into tribal groups in response to globalization. Modern mission strategists identify these new tribal groups as key to the future. Surfers are one of the world’s clearly defined global tribes and growing in every continent.
With over 120 surfable nations and 50 member nations to the ISA, Christian Surfers has ministry in 20 of these. There is still a vast pioneering mission ahead of us. We must remain true to the tribe God has called us to. If not you, who else will reach them? You are invited to come join the global family of CSI for our `True to the Tribe’ 8th International Conference.” Brett Davis
“We are so looking forward to the family of Christian Surfers gathering on our shores so we can celebrate and encourage each other to continue with this great call - to love God and reach the tribe of surfers along the wave of life. J-Bay is a beautiful place for many reasons, not least ’ Supertubes, and a world crossroads of surfing. I pray that you will feel God quicken your heart for this mission, and will share a 6 second barrel with you. God Bless!” - Roy Harley.
- 13 March 2008 | Surfing
19 year old Manuel Rondón is the "Snapple Master of the Ocean 2008", thanks to his performance in the surf, kiteboard and windsurf categories and was awarded prize money by the Secretary of Sports, Felipe Jay Payano After 5 days of competition in surfing, windsurfing and Kiteboarding, Manuel Rondón won first place in the general classification of the "Snapple Master of the Ocean 2008".
The event took place in Cabarete, Puerto Plata, with the support of Cadbury Schweppes Corporation Americas Beverages, Sedefir and the state secretary of tourism among other sponsors.
Manuel Rondón, a 19 year old Cabarete native, took advantage of the excellent weather conditions of Playa Encuentro, and with an ample and innovative routine in all three categories, won the title. Luciano González and Yan Marco Rivera won second and third place in the overall.
This unique competition combines surf, kiteboard and windsurf, had close to 80 participants from different countries, even though there was a majority of local riders.
- 11 March 2008 | Surfing
Conditions improved for the final day of the Billabong Sebastian Inlet Pro Junior as Cory Arrambide (Ventura, CA) and Christa Alves (Cocoa Beach, FL) were crowned men’s and women’s champions respectively in improved two-to-three foot (1 metre) wind swell, wrapping the opening event of the 2008 Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) North America Pro Junior Series.
Extending competition an extra day to accommodate the swell, the Billabong Sebastian Inlet Pro Junior resumed today with Round 4 and the surfers reveled in the improved conditions. The short interval swell on hand provided each heat with consistent surf giving every competitor a chance to display their surfing talents.
Arrambide was undoubtedly the standout surfer of the day, dominating the final over Evan Thompson (Jacksonville Beach, FL) and brothers Eric and Evan Geiselman (New Smyrna Beach, FL). Arrambide’s superior surfing in the men’s final forced his opponents in a combination situation by posting the highest total heat score of the event with an impressive 17.50 out of a possible 20 points. This prodigious goofy-footer placed a solid backhand attack on the rights at Sebastian Inlet, stamping an impression on the competition as the man to beat as the year continues.