Final trials

THE Fiji Surfing Association will hold the final trials this weekend to select the national side for the 2016 Fiji Stand-Up Paddle (SUP) and Paddleboard World Championship next month.

The trials will be held at Cloudbreak at Tavarua which is also the venue for the championship which will be held from November 12-20.

The initial trials were held at Wailoaloa beach last weekend.

Fiji team coach Bruce Climo said they expected 10 participants.

Climo said the first trials were a success.

The 2016 Fiji Stand-Up Paddle (SUP) and Paddleboard World Championship will be broadcasted in 47 countries.

This comes after International Surfing Association signed up with Eurosport Asia Pacific as the broadcast partner.

In one of its first significant media deals since becoming an Olympic sport, the ISA announce an international broadcast partnership with Eurosport Asia Pacific to broadcast highlights of the World Championships this year.

Surfing was confirmed as an Olympic sport for Tokyo 2020 in August after decades of campaigning underpinned by the ISA’s development of the sport globally.

Results:

Women’s technical: Arieta Lalabalavu, women’s marathon: Egi Dodds, men’s technical racing: Eroni Fotofili, Lesi Navuwai, men’s marathon: Niko Waqaliva, Api Camoro, men’s prone paddle board technical and marathon: Godfrey Eaton

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