Pan-American Surfing Games Take Place in Lima
Fifteen countries of the Americas took part in the Pan-American Surfing Games, marking a milestone in the history of this sport. The event was the first pre-qualifier for Lima 2019. Punta Rocas Beach, a legendary location for international surfing championships, was the scene of the competition that took place between December 5 and 9.
Argentina, Barbados, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Uruguay and Venezuela all competed last week in Lima.
“The PASA continues with the great work that the ISA has been doing on the way to Japan 2020 and we are very proud to start the road to the qualifications for the Olympic Games in Tokyo,” said the President of PASA, the Peruvian Karin Sierralta.
The Pan American Surfing Association (PASA) decided to move the event to Punta Rocas, the legendary beach that hosted the second World Surfing Championship in 1965, when Peruvian Felipe Pomar won the title. In addition, it will be the future headquarters of the Surf for Lima 2019.