World Surfing Games kicked off in Costa Rica in party like atmosphere

World Surfing Games kicked off in Costa Rica in party-like atmosphere

(Nat Sound: Girls Dancing on Road)

It was hotter than a real party, but for surfers only.
On August 6, the 2016 INS ISA World Surfing Games was officially declared open in Playa Jaco, the most popular beach party town in Costa Rica.

(Nat Sound: Band Playing Flute on Road)

(Soundbite) Francesco D. Agapiti, Italian Surfer
“It is a great parade. It is very nice to see all the teams participating in this event. Though the sun is very hot in here, we enjoyed it a lot.”

The five-decade-long tournament is authorized by the International Surfing Association and will be held from August 6 to 14, with the participation of 142 athletes from 26 national teams.

(Soundbite) Francesco D. Agapiti, Italian Surfer
“26 teams have come for the competition, which will start tomorrow at 8 o’clock. This afternoon we will train and give everything we can for tomorrow’s game.”

Just 3 days ago, the International Olympic Committee voted to include surfing in the sports program of the 2020 Olympic Games to be held in Tokyo, Japan.

(Nat Sound: Local People Hailing and Whistling for Teams)

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