2015 Surfing Games


           Leilani McGonagle with her Father and trainer

Costa Rica became the World Champion in Nicaragua

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   The ‘2015 Surfing Games’ ended with great excitement at Playa Popoyo, where 27 nations from around the world came together to enjoy an outstanding week of surfing with extraordinary waves.


                   Leilani McGonagle

    A multitude of local athletes along with thousands of spectators lined up by the beach to witness all the action. The days were packed with the exceptional performances of many surfers taking advantage of waves between two and three meters.

   Among the professional surfers who composed the Costa Rican Surf Team, were two surfers from Pavones, a small town located at the far end of the Osa Peninsula. Their names are Leilani McGonagle and Noé McGonagle, siblings born and raised in the town with the world’s second longest left wave.

    In Pavones Noe won the World Open Champion title and Leilani the World Female Sub-Champion.

   With the combined efforts of the McGonagles in the consecutive finals in Nicaragua, Costa Rica obtained two individual medals and earned the title of World Champion in each Category.

    • Gold Medal – Noe Mar McGonagle

    • Silver Medal – Leilani McGonagle

   This is very important for Pavones, mainly because many surfers and tourists from around the world will want to visit, surf and play in the McGonagles’playground.

-By Cheme

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