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The South African Team to celebrate Surfing’s inclusion in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics at the INS ISA World Surfing Games in Costa Rica

Wednesday August 3rd – The members of the 2016 South African team heard the news that Surfing had been included in the 2020 Olympic Games as they waited to board a flight from Los Angeles Airport to San Jose in Costa Rica for the INS ISA World Surfing Games which gets under way at Jaco Beach on Saturday and end on Sunday August 14th.

Twenty six teams from all corners of the globe have started arriving in Costa Rica for an event that is certain to go down in history. It has been more than a century since Duke Kahanamoku, the father of modern Surfing, first expressed his wish to see Surfing in the Olympics at the 1912 Games in Stockholm. The International Surfing Association (ISA) has expressed its gratitude and excitement at the decision by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to add Surfing to the Sports Program for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The vote was taken at the 129th IOC Session in Rio de Janeiro Wednesday August 3rd. Read More…

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TEN THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE 2016 INS ISA WORLD SURFING GAMES

From August 6-14, Playa Jacó, Costa Rica Will Host the World’s Best National Surfing Teams

From August 6-14, the top National Surfing Teams in the world will flock to Playa Jacó, on the beautiful Pacific Coast of Costa Rica to surf in the name of their nation and go for Gold at the 2016 INS ISA World Surfing Games.
Here are the ten things you need to know about the competition: Read More…

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Noe Mar McGonagle holds the Costa Rican flag high after being crowned the Open Men’s Gold Medalist at the 2015 ISA World Surfing Games in Nicaragua. Photo: ISA / Dave Nelson


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