February 20, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
On May 1st and 2nd, 2010 The Surfing Association of Trinidad and Tobago (SURFING T&T) will be hosting its first international surfing event in over a decade. In recent years the beaches of the Toco area, located on the northeastern tip of Trinidad, have played host to a handful of International Surf Contests organized by various sponsors and organizations. However, none of these have managed to live up to the reputation of the legendary International Surf Events hosted in the early 1990’s by SURFING T&T and historically remembered as the ZOOM BREAK INTERNATIONAL.
SURFING T&T has spent the last 5 years getting their domestic affairs in order by certifying Coaches and Judges through the International Surfing Association (ISA, www.isasurf.org), implementing surfing development programs, and sending National Teams to ISA World Surfing Games events. The Association is now in a formidable position to re-introduce the excitement of International Surfing Competition to the citizens of Trinidad and Tobago, and the greater region.
The SURFING T&T INTERNATIONAL SURF FESTIVAL 2010 will be different from any International Surf Event held in Trinidad and Tobago in the Past. The competition will be a combination of a Professional Event, which means Open Surfers will compete for Money Prizes, and National Team Event, which means National Teams will compete for National Pride and Silverware. In addition, the competition will be internationally recognized as the second event of 2010 on the recently developed Western Atlantic Surf Series (www.westernatlanticsurf.com), an US based regional professional surf series. Surfers will also be awarded points based on their performances that will contribute to their overall standing in the Caribbean Waterman Challenge 2010 competition (www.caribbeanwaterman.com).
Moreover, this event will be a weekend long FESTIVAL, in every sense of the word. There will be something for everyone as we promote the celebration of the beach culture of Trinidad and Tobago and expose it to international guests. There will be live music, a bikini competition, action sports demonstrations, local cuisines and delicacies, a spacious and comfortable beach environment for relaxing and socializing in the sun, and of course world-class surfing action!
SURFING T&T has invited competitors from Venezuela, Barbados, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, the Bahamas, Puerto Rico, and the Unites States. We expect a great turnout and look forward to seeing these countries well represented in and out of the water. For more information on the event please refer to the attached info pack, or feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org .