Athletes Arriving at Colorado Beach Are Greeted By Head-High Barrelsposted 7/13/2012 10:00:19 AM
|Athletes Arriving at Colorado Beach Are Greeted By Head-High Barrels|
|Argentina's Sebastian Galindo navigates an early-morning aquamarine barrel in beautiful Nicaragua just days before the event begins. Photo: ISA/Rommel Gonzalez|
|Nicaragua ISA World Masters Surfing Championship Begins On Saturday|
Nicaragua ISA World Masters Surfing Championship
With the Opening Ceremony for the Nicaragua ISA World Masters Surfing Championship this coming Saturday, the lineups at Colorado Beach in the Municipality of Tola are starting to fill up with anxious, barrel-seeking surfers. The waves are head-high and the winds are blowing offshore from sunrise to sunset, so none of the seasoned athletes seem to be having any trouble shaking off the jet lag. Instead, they’re trying to conserve energy for the beginning of the event by not spending too many hours in the lineup.
“I’ve never been to Nicaragua before. The water’s warm and the waves are super fun; it’s amazing so far,” Australia’s Robbie Page, an ISA Gold Medalist and the 1988 Pipeline Masters Champion, was overheard saying in the lineup, just minutes after arriving at the venue.