For the first time, Nicaragua will host the 2012 ISA World Masters Surfing Championships this summer from July 14-22.
It is considered one of the biggest surfing event in the world for over-35-year-old surfers, with nearly 150 competitors from more than 20 countries. Many of these competitors are former professional surfers; some are former world champions.
The exciting week-long competition will be held at Colorado Beach (Playa Colorado) in Hacienda Iguana on Nicaragua’s southwest Pacific coast, two hours southwest of Managua, the nation’s capital.
The competition will run through the week – complete with nightly beach parties – until the finals and closing ceremony on Sunday, July 22. Athletes will surf the waves from powerhouse teams including Australia, Brazil, France, Puerto Rico, South Africa and the U.S. (the defending team champions).
Playa Colorado in Hacienda Iguana, site of the World Masters Surfing Championships, is within easy reach by car and boat from a host of beach resorts and the lively beach town of San Juan del Sur. For the week of July 14 to July 22, 2012, hotels and resorts in the vicinity are offering special packages for visitors. There will be shuttles by van and boat between the hotels and the competition beach.