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Vanuatu Surfers win another Title

Vanuatu Surfers win another Title

The Vanuatu surfing team has just returned from another successful Melanesian Surfing Cup competition in Samoa. The team successfully defended their title and have now won the very prestigious Melanesia Cup 4 years in a row! Eratap Beach Resort is a proud sponsor of this team and we are so thrilled they managed to win the title again. The Melanesia Surfing Cup is held once a year and hosted by a different Pacific nation each year. The competing nations include Fiji, New Caledonia, PNG, Solomons, Samoa, Tonga, Guam and of course Vanuatu. The Cup has become so popular that it has really become an Oceania competition.

This years Cup was held in Samoa and Vanuatu had their best results across all the divisions. The Ni Vanuatu have taken to surfing like ducks to water. Their excellent athletic ability, smaller stature and knowledge of the sea has seen them pick up this difficult sport with ease. The Vanuatu Surfing Association has been instrumental in promoting the sport throughout the local communities and it has given so many young people so much joy to begin surfing. It has given the young kids a real purpose in life, kept them fit and healthy and given them self confidence.

The training has already begun for next year’s Melanesian Cup and every kid is working hard to make the next team.

Congrats to all Vanuatu surfers.


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