Representatives of the Costa Rican Surf Federation, Randall Chaves and José Ureña, the Minister of Presidency, Victor Morales, the Minister of Sports, Hernán Solano and deputy Melvin Núñez, met today to discuss the interest of the government in organizing the International Surf Association (ISA) World Surfing Championship 2020.
The Government is looking into the options for budget to organize the event, which has been declared of interest to the country by President Carlos Alvarado.
An ISA world championship would have the participation of international surf figures such as world champions Italo Ferreira, Clarissa Moore, as well as other big names to the sport like John John Florence, Stephanie Gilmore, Gabriel Medina and Jordy Smith, among others.
The event would take place in May, for this reason the Government must move fast since the ISA will soon have to announce the official site which is also being disputed by El Salvador, Spain, Australia and Japan.
The Surf Federation and the Government are reaching out to companies interested in sponsoring the sporting event which generally is followed live by over four million people around the world. This event will also define the last 12 slots for the Tokyo Olympic Games.
In Costa Rica only Brisa Hennessy has her placed secured for Tokyo 2020, the maximum number of slots available per country is of four, which means the rest of Costa Rican candidates must give it their all if they want to earn the 2 male spots and 1 female spot still available.