CNS Cerveza Soberana Surf Cup

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The battle at the beach continues

World class surfers will come together at Santa Catalina this weekend. (Photo: P. Demarsan)

World class surfers will come together at Santa Catalina this weekend. (Photo: P. Demarsan)

The fourth qualifying round of the National Surfing Circuit (CNS) Cerveza Soberana Cup is coming to Santa Catalina, Veraguas province, Saturday, June 21 to Sunday, June 22. CNS, representing one of Panama’s preeminent surfing tournaments, is banking on the ideal wave conditions at what is considered the best surf break in the country.

This fourth round of qualifiers is the second-to-last competition in this season’s CNS Soberana championship. The categories judged are Open, Open Female, Junior, Master and Longboard. Also competing will be participants in Stand-Up Paddle and Bodyboard.

“The rocky bottom (of the beach) will add a dramatic element to the event as the contestants will be placing themselves at risk of injury at just a few feet of depth,” said a CNS spokesperson. “Only experienced surfers should participate.”

Defending their wins from the 3rd qualifying round at Playa Venao will be Diego Salgado, Roberto Díaz, Camila Kjaerby, Augusto López, Ricki Chiari and Edwin Pérez. Inscriptions cost $25 and must be made by writing apasurf@gmail.com no later than Friday, June 20. Inscriptions will not be taken at the beach.

For more information on the tournament, including tide and wind information at the beach, visit Surfeapanama.com.

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