Under a bright tropical sun, a gentle breeze and the beauty of the almond trees, young surfers from across the country (Santo Domingo, Boca Chica, Nizao, Rio San Juan, Cabarete, Sosua, and Bahoruco) showcased their talent in the strong waves of the Atlantic Ocean at Playa Encuentro in Cabarete, in the province of Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic.
The young athletes delighted the audience and demonstrated their best maneuvers to the judges in a close competition held over the last weekend of summer.
The National Championship "Summer Surf Gromfest 2010" was organized by the alliance of Chino School Surf School of Cabarete, and the Dominican Surfing Federation (FEDOSURF), and supported by local businesses.
The event was attended by special guest Ms. Claritza Ruiz, President of the Chapter of the City of Cabarete, Mr. Nestor Puente, President of FEDOSURF, and Mr. Daniel Francisco, President of the Association of Surfing Puerto Plata (ASPP).
Ms. Ruiz addressed the crowd with moving words of support and encouragement to all athletes, coaches, and spectators attending the event, and expressed her appreciation for the efforts displayed in promoting and developing the sport of surfing for young people on the beaches of Cabarete and on surfing beaches across the country.
Results of the event follow:
DISCIPLINE SURFBOARD CATEGORY MINI-GROM / MALE (Sub.12)
1st Kai Robert
2nd Esteban Castillo
3rd Brian Count
4th Nicolás de la Cruz
DISCIPLINE SURFBOARD CATEGORY MINI-GROM / FEMALE (Sub.12)
1st Lea Berrue
2nd Julia Oliva
DISCIPLINE SURFBOARD CATEGORY JUNIOR / MALE (Sub 18)
1st Kristof Kele
2nd Daniel Santana
3rd Yonauris Acevedo
4th Gian Marcos Oliva
DISCIPLINE SURFBOARD CATEGORY MINI-JUNIOR / MALE (Sub 16)
1st Daniel Santana
2nd Luis Alfredo Félix
3rd Gian Marcos Oliva
4th Joel López