FLyZone Costa Rica held an event at Lake Arenal, Costa Rica that featured a competition for all ages and abilities. From the sound of things, they had a great event! We always love hearing about how wakeboarding is thriving in all parts of the world. Hear what they have to say in their press release below!
Press release: Copa FlyZone Costa Rica 2014 – March 14, 2014
Copa FlyZone Costa Rica 2014 – Campeonato de Wakeboarding was a big success!
Lake Arenal, Costa Rica – The first Copa FlyZone (or FlyZone Cup), the “totally unofficial Costa Rican Wakeboarding Championship” was a huge success.
Set out to be a trial event to see where the local scene is at and if there is enough interest for a bigger event, turnout was about double from what expected and the ‘bigger event’ was already there! With 34 participants in 4 categories (Juniors up to 14, Ladies, Men, and Men Advanced) and 16 finalists the day was packed with action. On Saturday March 8 many Costa Rican wakeboarders showed up in Puerto San Luis on Lake Arenal for their first wakeboard contest. Some even for their first time wakeboarding ever! Under perfect circumstances they battled for the highest places on the podium.
FlyZone’s Sander Werink: “I’m overwhelmed by the number of people that showed up and all the positive reactions I received after the Copa. I was hoping to have 15-20 people participating. It soon looked like it would be more, then Red Bull got involved, and then the pressure was on to create the biggest and best wake-event in Costa Rica so far!”
Sergio Barquero, winner of the Men Advanced category, comments; “I’m so stoked! The first unofficial champ of Costa Rica. A cachete!”
The winners of the Copa were:
Crash of the day: Guiliano DoninelliAdvertisement
Encouragement award: Matías Arriola
1st Place Juniors: Tomás Echandi
1st Place Women: Melissa LiscanoAdvertisement
1st Place Men: Arturo Echandi
1st Place Men Advanced: Sergio “Pipo” Barquero
More pictures of the event can be found on FlyZone’s website.
The Copa FlyZone 2014 was organized by FlyZone Costa Rica and sponsored by Liquid Force, Red Bull, Lokotomy Design, and Hotel Puerto San Luis.
FlyZone Costa Rica is Costa Rica’s premier wakeboard school and camp, based on Lake Arenal in the province of Guanacaste. FlyZone is also official distributor for Costa Rica of Liquid Force wakeboards, StraightLine and more.
More information about FlyZone and wakeboarding in Costa Rica can be found on www.flyzone-cr.com, on facebook (flyzonecostarica), or contact them at [email protected], or by telephone (00506) 8339-5876.