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Surf the world

HEATHER-LYNN EVANSON, [email protected]

Surf the world

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The future for local surfers lies in international waves. In fact, said the new president of the Barbados Surfing Association, Paul Bourne, if local surfers want to improve and want to have a chance against the best in the world, they need to paddle away from the island’s breaks.

“Any sportsperson, like surfers, who aspires to get good on the global scene has to leave Barbados,” he declared.

Bourne was speaking to THE NATION as members of a junior surfing team prepare for the VISSLA/International Surfing Association’s World Junior Surfing Championships in Huntington Beach, California, at the end of this month.

However, they will compete in one more local contest, the Nationals, which are slated for the weekendof October 20 and 21 at Bathsheba. (HLE)

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