The beaches of Montanita, in the province of Santa Elena, one of the most attractive beaches of the coast of Ecuador, will be the setting of the Master Surf World Championship, to be held on April 6 and involves around 130 athletes from 20 Nations of the world.
The countries that participate in the meeting are Australia, Brazil, France, Hawaii, Japan, South Africa, among others. One of the strongest teams of the tournament is Hawaii, which has a medalist in the master category and the champion of the World Tournament of 2000, Sunny García among their athletes.
In addition, Kalani Robb, prominent competitor of the world tournament, will compete for the first time in the Master category.
The Australian team includes the seven times world champion in this watersport and gold medalist in the masters women 2011, Layne Beachley, who heads the delegation of Australian surfers.
Brazil will take advantage of the experience of Sergio Noronha and Jojo Olivenca, surfers in the Decade of 1980-1990, and France will do so with a team of veterans in the Masters category.
Japan, for its part will participate for the first time, it will trust in the talent of its delegation, while the South Africans will compete for their third masters World Championship as a team.
Among the prominent South American athletes is Venezuela’s gold medalist Magnum Martínez; the Argentine Martín Passeri, champion of the classic 2011 in Montanita and the Peruvian champion Master 2007, Magoo de la Rosa.
The host country and some athletes of the Argentine team are already training in the beaches that will host the event.
The delegation of Ecuador trained previously in Guayaquil and is already concentrated in Montañita, where 13 surfers will represent the country in the event under the supervision of the Brazilian coach Otoney Xavier Do Santos.