Nicaragua will host the World Masters Surfing category in the second half of July, the government of the Central American country announced today. The director of the Nicaraguan Institute of Tourism (INTUR), Mario Salinas, said the event is scheduled to be held in the idyllic beaches of the southern province of Rivas. Salinas explained that the resorts of Colorado and Popoyo will stage the World Cup, located in the South Pacific, considered the best beaches in the country.
Vice President of the ISA (International Surfing Association), the Peruvian Karin Sierralta said that the beaches of the south of Nicaragua, and particularly its waves are perfect for practicing this extreme sport, a major factor for choosing the Central American country for the event.
He said that among the 250 surfers from 20 countries expected at the championship has ensured the presence of the finest exponents of world surfing, among these, several American athletes, American, Australian and Asian.
Salinas said the event will be broadcast over the Internet and over 120 international channels, which ensures he said, coverage to 185 million viewers in 115 countries. Nicaragua hopes that the implementation of the World Surfing help put on the radar of foreign direct investment in the field of international tourism and attract thousands of visitors to the country. The owner of INTUR estimated that about 10 thousand people will go to the beach to watch the tournament.