Nicaragua ISA World Masters Comes to a Close, But the Impact of Surfing and the ISA in Nicaragua is Just Beginning » Nicaragua ISA World Masters Surfing Championship, Playa Colorado, Nicaragua – July 14-22, 2012.
Very very interesting article… here’s a snippet:
And these days, surfing and surfers have clout. Surfing’s reputation as a rich culture, a solid industry and vehicle for change is being recognized. So much so that days before the 2012 ISA World Masters began, ISA President Aguerre was invited to a historic meeting with Daniel Ortega, the President of Nicaragua. The pair discussed the history of surfing, its health and environmental benefits, and the impact it can have on a country.
“I’m totally convinced that sports are a key component to bringing diverse people together in a world that needs all of us coming together,” Mr. Ortega said. “I’m very happy to welcome ISA President Aguerre and the surfing brothers and sisters from 26 nations to enjoy Nicaragua, its people and its waves. I hope that this visit of Fernando is the first one of many more for years to come.”
I’m certain that President Daniel Ortega was thrilled that the Venezuelan won and it is gladdening to know he is a fan of surfing!