ENVISION Surf Cup Full Of Costa Rica's Finest Surfing Talent In Weekend Kickoff January 26 2019
It’s Saturday and the first stop of ENVISION Surf Cup Kölbi National Tour at Playa Dominical. Three of the four national surf team members who competed at the 2018 Pan American Surfing Games, are expected to deliver their best performances to earn their first points of the season.
Anthony Fillingim at last year's World Surfing Games in Japan. (Courtesy, Federation de Surf Costa Rica)
The first of seven National Surfing Ciruit (Circuito Nacional de Surf) dates, this weekend’s kickoff event is expected to draw a full house of spectators, fans and the best of national talent. Anthony Fillingim, Noe Mar McGonagle and Thomas King are the three headliners from whom much is expected on the 2019 World Qualifying Series Tour which will begin in the coming weeks. Leilani McGonagle is on the list of women that have signed up to compete which would be a crowd pleaser. The goofy footed surfer from Pavones has been busy climbing the ranks of the Women's Qualifying Series this past year, currently in 17th position.
Julissa Matamoros competed as a national at the recent PanAmerican Games in Peru. (Courtesy, Federation of Surf CR)
The three Open Men Title contenders are joined by 2018 national champions who will fight to defend their titles, Rubiana Brownell (sub 16, sub 18 and Open), Aaron Ramirez (U16) and Candelaria Resano in U12. Furthermore, Jair Perez, Coral Wiggins Araya, Gilbert Brown, Sam Reidy, Valeria Ojeda, Lisbeth Vindas, Indiana Ferri, Darshan Antequera and Paulina Summers are just a few more names of the exceptional talent expected to rise to the occasion. Finally, there will be some surfers competing in their very first competition this weekend.
Each division will play out its heats simultaneously with two podiums in place both Saturday and Sunday. One is in front of the popular Tortilla Flats Restaurant.and Federation of Surf main stage. The other is directly in front of the Kolbi tent.
Last year at this same beach and month, Dominical offered epic conditions for competition. This weekend should be no different with a surf forecast that predicts waves of 3 to 4 feet.
The competition will start promptly at 7:00 am both days.
Results and scores can be viewed live by: www.FedeSurfCR.com
Source: Carlos Brenes, Federation of Surf Costa Rica