goodmorningpapua.com – The West Papua International Surfing Competition (ISC) in Amban Manokwari has become a selection event for surfing athletes in West Papua ahead of PON XIX in Aceh and Medan. ISC is also a moment to promote beach tourism in West Papua.
The head of the ISC committee, Ronald Theodor Oldet, said that the West Papua ISC event was attended by 22 foreign and domestic surfing athletes. Meanwhile, West Papua as the host fielded 12 surfing athletes.
Theo detailed that 12 West Papua surfing athletes consisted of 4 people who had participated in PON and 6 other athletes in preparation for PON XIX.
“ISC is a forum in which athletes will represent West Papua as well as talent search to be sent to the Aceh PON,” said Theo, Tuesday, December 27, 2022.
Theo explained, the first momentum was that the Asian Surfing Championship (ASC) was held as an Asian zone event coordinating Asian surfing. “This is the largest surfing association in collaboration with the World Surf League (WSL). ASC summarizes worldwide. We are grateful that they came because this event is at the same time arousing surfing passion of West Papua so that it will be more advanced and even better,” explained Theo.