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  • Billabong Festival de Surf 2013

If you are anywhere near Costa Rica, we have a fun day of waves, music and sun for you.

Date: November 9th & 10th 2013

Location: Playa Jaco, Costa Rica

Description: The Billabong Festival de Surf will consist of a two-day surf contest open to the public and a free Donovan Frankenreiter concert on the beach at Playa Jaco in Costa Rica. This event is being held in celebration of Mango Surf Shop’s 25th anniversary.

Sponsors and Partners: Billabong, Von Zipper, Nixon, Mango Surf Shop, Jaco Beach Club. Presenting Sponsor TBD.

Expected Attendance: 3,000 – 5,000

Media Coverage:  The event will receive broad coverage through local and regional radio, newspapers, and magazines (Surfos and 7 Mares).

Event Details: The surf contest will consist of the following divisions: Open Men’s Pro, Masters, Juniors, Groms, Women’s, Longboard, and City of San Jose Open division. Cash prizes will be offered in the Open Men’s Pro Division. Gift cards and product prizes will be provided for all other divisions. The contest will begin at 7:30am on Saturday, November 9th and will conclude on the afternoon of Sunday, November 10th. A panel of six ISA judges will be judging the event. Contest Director is Diego Naranjo, professional surfer and Billabong sponsored athlete.

The concert will begin on the beach at 5:30pm. Local reggae group Ojo de Buey will be take the opening act. Donavon Frankenreiter will then take the stage at 7:30pm, playing until 9:30pm.

A poster signing featuring Donavon and top surfers from both Billabong Global and Latin America teams will be held at Mango Surf Shop in Jaco on Saturday November 9th immediately following the last heat of the day.

Security for the event will be provided by a private security agency as well as the The City of Jaco.