House of Waves surf school participated in the event SOMOS SURF held on Saturday, March 23 at Encuentro Beach Cabarete, which involved all six of the surf schools located at the beach in providing free surf lessons to 60 young students from four public schools and five private, from the towns of Sosua and Cabarete.
The event was organized and attended by the Minister of Sports, Dr. Jaime David Fernandez Mirabal, the Deputy Minister of Sports School and University, Mr. Marcos Diaz, the President of the Dominican Surfing Federation (FEDOSURF) Mr. Nestor Puente and President of Surfing Association of Puerto Plata (ASPP) Mr. Daniel Francisco, as well as distinguished local authorities and the general public.
The purpose of the event was to promote and advance the knowledge and practice of sport among the youth, and encourage all of the surfing schools to assist in the reqruitment and training of new talent, to strengthen the next generation of athlete surfers, many of which can stand as high performance athletes on the National Surf Team, representing the Dominican Republic in the world and Pan American events, as well as learning and enjoying the sport on a recreational level.
House of Waves surf school is led by Jesmarin Puente, and was assisted for this event by a team of surf trainers from other regions including Jochi Bueno of Puerto Plata, Junior Gomez of Rio San Juan, Danny Lobaton of Las Terrenas, Victor Amado Felix and Edwin Felix of Bahoruco, and Raylin Romero of San Rafael, all of whom lent their support and expertise to teaching the group of students.
The event marked the start a new Training Program – a National initiative with the Minister of Sports and The Dominican Surfing Federation (FEDOSURF), which will be reproduced in other regions, with the intention of developing a new generation of surfers. Soft top boards were provided to House of Waves surf school by the Sports Minister, for the students to participate in an ongoing training schedule.
FEDOSURF is recognized by the Dominican Olympic Committee (COD), which is governed by the statutes, rules and regulations of the sport governing body, and adheres to all guidelines of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
Among the many common goals that all federations have around the world are: a) Develop, promote, protect and disseminate national and international Olympic movement b) To promote the interest of our athletes surfers for culture, arts, education and environmental protection; c) Strive for peace and respect for human rights d) To combat the use of banned substances and compliance with all national and international legislation on the subject, as well as, develop sport and health programs promote and educational activities.