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Odyssey Waves awaits 4th Eastern Samar surfing competitors

Tacloban City (October 2) -- Surfing enthusiasts will travel to Calicoan Island, Guiuan, Eastern Samar on October 8 to ride the odyssey waves in this surfing Eden as the Provincial Government of Eastern Samar, the Municipal Government of Guiuan, the Department of Tourism Regional Office 8 and the Surfriders Club of Eastern Samar, Inc. stage the 4th Eastern Samar Surfing Crown 2007: Odyssey Waves Surfing Competition.

Eastern Samar Governor Ben Evardone said Calicoan was christened as a surfing paradise by 1999 Elf Authentique Adventure- Extreme Category Champion John Howard.

Over the years, surf enthusiasts have visited and discovered the thrill of riding high on the swelling waves of Calicoan. This group includes world renowned surfing champions like Adriano Sosa and Danilo Costa of Brazil and Bo Young of the United States of America.

Governor Evardone said this surfing Eden is predicted to "soon become a mecca for both local and foreign surfers."

Hosting this annual competition is surely one of the best way Eastern Samar can share the best of what it has to the many curly waves riders in the country and around the globe and to promote Guiuan, Eastern Samar to the domestic and foreign tourist market.

Guiuan Mayor Annaliza G. Kwan revealed that the event opening ceremonies will be held on October 08 at 1:30 in the afternoon. The Closing and Awards rites will be on October 10 at 7:00 o'clock in the evening, she added.

There are many more allures in Calicoan and Guiuan that await the surfers and visitors, Mayor Kwan said.

As one foreign visitor exclaimed, "I had found paradise in a dreamland located in Calicoan Island, I pray I never wake up... The surf camp at Calicoan Island, in Guiuan, Eastern Samar is perhaps one of the most beautifully constructed surf camps on the planet."

Governor Evardone, Mayor Kwan, DOT Director Karen Tiopes and the Surfriders Club of Eastern Samar, Inc. invite all surfing aficionados to be with their comrades as together they compete and have fun at the 4th Eastern Samar Surfing Crown 2007: Odyssey Waves Surfing Competition. (PIA 8) [top]

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