Jaco, Costa Rica to Host International Surf Association World Championships this August

The 2016 International Surf Association World Championships will be hosted in Jaco, Costa Rica August 6-14. The event will be at the north end of town in front of Croc’s Casino Resort. This is a huge opportunity and blessing for everyone on the central pacific coast of Costa Rica. In 2013 there were over 200,000 tourists that visited Costa Rica for surfing, the Costa Rica’s Institute of Tourism stated that this has an economic impact of over USD $300 million. Three years later the surf-tourism industry is booming even more in 2016 and hosting the ISA World Championships will help give that an even greater boost.

The 2009 ISA World Surfing Games in Playa Hermosa went down in history as one of the most-attended ISA World Championships ever. Photo: ISA

The 2009 ISA World Surfing Games in Playa Hermosa went down in history as one of the most-attended ISA World Championships ever. Photo: ISA

“The fact that the current Team World Champion will have the incredible opportunity to defend their title at home is amazing for the athletes as well as the fans of the sport in this country. We envision a record breaking World Championship like in 2009, but above all we envision an extraordinary opportunity for tourism by showcasing the waves, athletes and people of Costa Rica”, stated Randall Cháves, President of the Costa Rican Surfing Federation.

As champions of the 2015 ISA World Surfing Games in Nicaragua, Team Costa Rica will have the opportunity to defend their title on their local waves. Everyone at The Costa Rica Team is rooting for our local athletes. We recognize the world-class talent Costa Rica already is fostering and we enjoy supporting the growth of a positive lifestyle for the youth in our community through programs such as Support Jaco Youth and JacoReal.

We are so grateful for the opportunity to showcase the best that the central pacific coast of Costa Rica has to offer through hosting the ISA World Championship. If you will be in the area for this event, please stop by and see how you can become a part of this ever growing community. Our Cielo Vista development is nestled between Jaco and Herradura, which is home to world-class sport fishing. Whatever you favorite activities may be, we are in the heart of it all, in this paradise overlooking the beach.