More than 220 athletes from 28 countries are competing at the Third World Standup Paddle and Paddleboard Championship, on May 3-11, organized by the Nicaraguan Tourism Institute (Intur) and the international association of the discipline. According to Executive President of Intur, Mayra Salinas, the competition will be held at La Boquita Beach, in the Pacific, some 70 km from the capital, and in the Granada Tourist Center, in Cocibolca Lake, the largest in Central America.

In Salinas opinion, this is a bright opportunity “not only to promote Nicaraguan tourism but also the great natural richness in all our beaches.”

In on-line remarks, President of the International Surfing Association, Fernando Aguerre, said that Nicaragua has adequate beaches for these competitions and has held master and junior competitions of this sport discipline before.

Salinas told Prensa Latina recently that Intur aims at turning Nicaragua into an international surfing destination with at least 100 suitable beaches for this sport.