The APS Kicks off the 2014 National Surf Circuit at Paunch Beach

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The Panamanian national surf circuit’s first stage was held this past weekend February 22nd and 23rd at Paunch Beach.  Waves were pumping in at 4 to 6 feet and many a good waves were made the battle grounds for many different groups of competitors.

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Here are the results of CNS 2014 Cerveza Soberana national surf competition according to the Asociación Panameña de Surf:

Open:
1. Juanpi Caraballo
2. Diego Salgado

Open femenino:
1. Samantha Alonso
2. Valentina Ditale
3. Sonia “Pucha” García

Junior:
1. Roberto Díaz
2. Tao Rodríguez
3. Paco Waldshmit
4. Juan Fischer

Longboard:
1. Juan David Isaac
2. Daniel Caraballo
3. Juan Caraballo
4. Alirio Carles

Stand Up paddle:
1. Cody
2. Noah
3. Ricardo Chiari.

 

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Surfing experts agree it was a tough day for longboards as the wave was quite heavy and there is a lot of shallow reef at this particular surf break.  Perfect board breaking conditions; just ask Juan Caraballo and his board.

Congrats to the winners and kudos to all participants and supporters that made this event possible. Surf is a great sport and Bocas del Toro is blessed with plenty of it.

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