Eight Mexicans En Route To The World Junior Surfing Championship In Ecuador
Translation: Heido Sundstrom
The Mexican Youth Surfing Team is set to compete and represent their country in the VISSLA ISA World Junior Surfing Championship (WJSC) that will take place April 5th – 13th, 2014, in Playa La FAE in Salinas, Ecuador.
The Mexican delegation consists of Jhony Corzo (National Under-16 Champion), Jimel Corzo (National Under-18 Champion), Nahum Corzo (National Under-16 Third Place) and Sasha Donnanno (National Under-16 Fourth Place) from Oaxaca; Ana Laura Gonzalez (National Under-16 and Under-18 Champion) and Alan Clealand (National Under-14 Champion) from Colima; Anna Paula Castillo (National Under-18 Sub-Champion) and Luis Rey Hernandez (ISA Ambassador) from Guerrero.
These young surfers are ready to stake their claim as the “new blood” of Mexican surfing, hungry for triumph and ready to face some of the best in the world. This event will be the perfect arena to show off their skills. The 2013 National Champion, Jhony Corzo, will be in charge of pouring the sand from Playa Zicatela in the traditional sand mixing ceremony of union, which will include sand from each participating country from around the world.
Over thirty countries will be present, with three hundred competitors in the Men’s and Women’s Under-16 and Under-18 Shortboard categories.
The World Championship has the full support of the President of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, and the Sports and Tourism Department, as well as the Ecuadorian Surfing Federation (FES, for its initials in Spanish).
Friday, April 4th – Official Press Conference at the Museo Amantes de Sumpa
Saturday, April 5th – Parade of Nations and Opening Ceremony
Sunday, April 6th – Competition Begins
Monday, April 7th–Saturday, April 12th – Competition resumes each day
Sunday, April 13th – Final day of competition/Awards Ceremony/Closing Ceremony
To watch the event live, visit: isawjsc.com