Western Province surfers based at Paeloge in West Gizo, Western Province want surfing to be included in the 2023 Pacific Games in Solomon Islands as one of the sports to be played at the event.
A surfing athlete Junior Ben said this would allow the local surfers to participate and showcase their skills.
“I want surf to be included in the 2023 Pacific Games. The National Olympic Committee of Solomon Islands (NOCSI) must take note of this request,” he said
He added that local surfers are already involved in this exciting sport with few provinces also enjoying the the activity.
Its understood Western, Isabel, Malaita and few other provinces have surfing venue close by their coast.
Ben said it would be good to see a surfing competition being organised in this country just like in overseas countries.
He said there are lot of potential surfers in the country.
“The only thing is to get them organised and they will engaged in surfing competitions both locally and overseas,” he said.
By LACHLAN S. EDDIE