Peru’s ISA World Surfing Games Welcomes 200 Athletes

The International Surfing Association welcomed more than 30 nations to the Billabong ISA World Surfing Games Presented by Amarok by Volkswagen in Lima, Peru. The official program opened with a press conference hosted by a panel of participants and organizers at the magnificent Municipalidad de Lima in the heart of the city.

The competitors were excited as anyone for the chance to show their national pride: “At the World Surfing Games you contend for your flag, for your country, and that outweighs all,” said Gabriel VillarĂ¡n who won a bronze medal at Costa Rica 2009. “Winning a medal at last year World Surfing Games has been the most beautiful achievement on my career.”

“This is the best opportunity to see the best competitors from each country surfing for their flag, merely for the honor of their nation,” Concluded Fernando Aguerre as the conference closed. “There’s one thing that we can’t do, controlling the waves. And the wave forecast shows outstanding waves for the whole week. That’s part of the aura of the ISA events wherever they are held”.

The Opening Ceremonies and Parade of Nations will take place at Lima’s main square at 9:30AM, Peruvian time. The opening event will be attended by 31 nations and Peru’s President Alan Garcia will be in attendance.
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