Industry News 5/2/2013

SURF: Reef to Present 2013 ISA World Surfing Games

All Teams Announced for the 2013 Reef ISA World Surfing Games in Panama
Press Release from the ISA

Surfline’s Official Forecast Calls for Great Surf Conditions for the Duration of the Contest Period

A total of 24 countries and over 150 athletes and coaches are confirmed to compete in the 2013 Reef ISA World Surfing Games, in the tropical surf town of Santa Catalina, located 6 hours from Panama City by car. Each National Team consists of up to 4 Open Men and 2 Open Women surfers plus Team Officials.

The confirmed countries are Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, Russia, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Uruguay, and Venezuela.

“There are only a few days to go before the Opening Ceremony and the start of the 2013 Reef ISA World Surfing Games. All National Teams have been announced and the athletes have begun to arrive in the surf town of Santa Catalina, Panama,” remarked ISA President Fernando Aguerre.

“The surfers will be practicing at the world-class reef break waves in preparation for the World Championship that begins with the Opening Ceremony on Saturday and the competition on Sunday. Great surfing conditions and waves in the head high to overhead range in Panama’s 84 degree (29 C) water are welcoming the delegations. As I like to remind all competitors, representing your country for national pride is one of the highest honors. You are already a winner by competing on behalf of your National Surfing Team.”

Surfline, the official forecaster of the event, has predicted great waves during the whole contest period.

“Plenty of contestable waves are lining up for the entire event; starting off with a solid SSW swell, then possibly ending with another good SW swell. At least for the first few days or so, conditions are looking good as well, with mornings offering the best wind with incoming tide,” said Surfline Forecaster Jonathan Warren. “At this point, we’re looking at head high sets or better for the entire event.”

The full Surfline Forecast can be found on-

Below is a full list of the confirmed teams. Please note team registration closes on Friday and is subject to change. The final list will be found on-

Open Men:

    Nahuel Amalfitano
    Marcelo Rodriguez
    Lucas Santamaria
    Leandro Osuna

Open Women:

    Maia Cheer
    Maria Lucia Belen Cosoleto

Team Officials:

    Carlos Grassi
    Juan Manuel Santamaria

Open Men:

    Tim McDonald
    Thomas Woods
    Russell Molony
    Wade Carmichael

Open Women:

    Codie Klein
    Dimity Stoyle

Team Officials:

    Mike McSuliffe

Open Men:

    Alan Jhones
    Ruda Carvalho
    Marco Fernandez
    Jose Francisco

Open Women:

    Suelen Naraisa
    Barbara Segatto

Team Officials:

    Adalvo Argolo
    Gabriel Macedo

Open Women:

    Leah Oke

Open Men:

    Tristan Aicardi
    Guillermo Sat
    Nicolas Vargas
    Maximilian Cross Gantes

Open Women:

    Pomare Tepano
    Jessica Anderson

Team Officials:

    Francisco Gana Molina

Costa Rica (To be announced)

Open Men:

    Adrian Dapelo
    Jonathan Zambrano
    Sebastian Santos
    Joshua Barona

Open Women:

    Dominic Barona
    Cristina Vargas

Team Officials:

    Otoney Xavier Santos
    Cirilo Yagual

El Salvador
Open Men:

    Porfiro Alexis Miranda Miranda
    Juan Carlos Ramos Amaya
    Samuel de Jesus Arenival Cordova
    Israel Antonio Arenivar Cordova

Open Women:

    Katherine Carolina Diaz Hernandez
    Eveline del Carmen Cento Alvarez

Open Men:

    Amos Rivera
    Mario Venega
    Gefre Lima
    Christian Mendez

Open Women:

    Cindy Lone
    Virginia Bartolome

Team Officials:

    Pedro Vergara
    Obed Rivera
    Edgar Guillen

Open Men:

    Stefano Esposito
    Francisco Porcella
    Federico Pilurzu
    Angelo Bonomelli

Open Women:

    Greta Dalle Luche
    Valentina Vitale

Open Men:

    Icah Wilmot
    Ackeam Phillips
    Michael Panton
    Ronley Lewis

Open Men:

    Shun Murakami
    Kaito Ohashi
    Kazutomo Nakamura
    Yoji Osedo

Open Women:

    Nao Omura
    Hiroe Mori

Team Officials:

    Yusuke Maki
    Katsumi Tateyama

Open Men:

    Julio Quinones
    Dylan Southworth
    Jose Manuel Trujillo
    Adrian Rodriguez

Open Women:

    Leila Figueroa Takeda
    Pamela Verboonen

New Zealand
Open Men:

    Matt Lewis-Hewitt
    Billy Stairmand
    JC Susan
    Sean Peggs

Open Women:

    Ella Williams
    Thandi Tipene

Team Officials:

    Dean Williams

Open Men:

    Gary Saavedra
    Gian Carlos Gonzales
    Jose Alejanndro Camarena
    Deivis Godoy

Open Women:

    Enilda Alonso
    Malena Toral


    Diego Salgado
    Oralndo Ortega Jr.
    Karol Baule

Team Officials:

    Ness De Icaza
    Raul Stanford
    Orlando Ortega

Open Men:

    Miguel Tudela
    Alvaro Malpartida
    Cristobal De Col
    Gabriel Villaran

Open Women:

    Anali Jessica Gomez Quiroz
    Valeria Sole

Team Officials:

    Gabriel Aramburu
    Renato Quezada
    Ricardo Kaufman

Puerto Rico
Open Men:

    Tommy Bursian
    Josie Graves
    Brian Reithmayer Toth
    Roger Torres

Open Women:

    Idalis Alvarado
    Kelly Ann Laide

Open Men:

    Sergey Rasshivaev

South Africa
Open Men:

    Shaun Joubert
    Mike February
    Davey Brand
    David Van Zyl

Open Women:

    Tanika Hoffman
    Faye Zoetmulder

Team Officials:

    Etienne Venter

Open Men:

    Freddie Meadows

Open Men:

    Martin Muller
    Swen Diego Zaugg
    Phillip Mappes
    Inaune Cyril

Open Women:

    Rachel Bonhote/Mead
    Nataly Bernold Gutierrez

Open Men:

    Orkun Kavusturan
    Tunc Ucyildiz
    Batu Bilgin
    Onat Ersoy

Team Officials:

    Cuneyt Senson
    Syleyman Yilmaz
    Tolga Hadimoglu
    Orcun Kavusturan

Open Men:

    Lucas Madrid
    Santiago Madrid
    George Acosta
    Sebastian Olarte

Open Women:

    Sofia Alonso
    Martina Lorenti

Team Officials:

    Santiago Madrid
    Veronica Aimonod

Open Men:

    David Diaz
    Rafael Pereira
    Francisco Bellorin
    Jean Carlo Schaffer

Open Women:

    Rosanny Alvarez
    Maria Eugenia Rojas


    Natali Alvarez
    Joisis Delgado

Team Officials:

    Heli Valero
    Ronald Reyes
    Jesus Capote

About the International Surfing Association
The International Surfing Association (ISA) is recognized by the International Olympic Committee as the World Governing Authority for Surfing. It was originally founded as the International Surfing Federation in 1964 and has been running the Open Division World Championship since 1964, the World Junior Surfing Championship since 1980, the World Masters Surfing Championship since 2007, the World Bodyboard Championship since 2011, the Hainan Wanning Riyue Bay International Surfing Festival in China, and the World Standup Paddle (SUP) and Paddleboard Championship beginning in 2012. The ISA also sanctions the World Kneeboard Titles and the World Tandem Surfing Championship, and will launch the World Longboard Championship in 2013. ISA membership includes the surfing National Governing Bodies of 73 countries on five continents. Its headquarters are located in La Jolla, California. It is presided over by Fernando Aguerre (Argentina), first elected President in 1994 in Rio de Janeiro and re-elected seven times since. The ISA’s four Vice-Presidents are Alan Atkins (AUS), Karín Sierralta (PER), Debbie Beacham (USA) and Layne Beachley (AUS).