The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – Costa Rica takes Gold at the 2015 ISA World Surfing Games (WSG) in Playa Popoyo, Nicaragua.

Reported today on surfertoday.com, Noe Mar McGonagle challenged and conquered for the gold medal in the Men’s final, riding a beautiful 9.93 wave, to overcome Nic Von Rupp, Shane Holmes, and Leandro Usuna.

An exhilarated McGonagle said “I didn’t do it for myself; I did it for Costa Rica. We come to these ISA events to do the best for our country, and I knew a win in my heat would give us the points we needed for the team Gold. Costa Rica is a small country, but we have a big heart and the most supportive people. I dedicate this to them,”

With 27 national surfing teams competing in the ISA World Surfing Games (WSG) in Playa Popoyo, Nicaragua is a large event for Central America, and a big win for Costa Rica. The weather was good and the competitors were treated to double overhead waves, which means, at least double the height of the average surfer.

2015 ISA World Surfing Games | Medals

Men
Gold Medal – Noe Mar McGonagle (CRI)
Silver Medal – Nic Von Rupp (POR)
Bronze Medal – Shane Holmes (AUS)
Copper Medal – Leandro Usuna (ARG)

Women
Gold Medal – Tia Blanco (USA)
Silver Medal – Leilani McGonagle (CRI)
Bronze Medal – Ella Williams (NZL)
Copper Medal – Chelsea Tuach (BAR)

Fernando Aguerre, President of the International Surfing Association said, “This has been a historical week for surfing, the ISA and the beautiful host nation of Nicaragua”.

The Costa Rica News (TCRN)
San Jose, Costa Rica