Jacó is one of three world surfing games candidates

Jacó is one of three locations being considered as the site for the 2016 World Surfing Games.

The International Surfing Association said Friday that it would make the decision in two weeks.

The association has been in contact with the Federación Nacional de Surf de Costa Rica, the Instituto Costarricense del Deporte y la Recreación and the Comité Olímpico de Costa Rica for six months. In addition, there has been considerable effort by the Municipalidad de Garabito to win the games for Jacó.

The International Surfing Association made the announcement by means of a press release over the name of its president, Fernando Aguerre of Argentina.

The games were in Nicaragua last year. The California-based surfing association did not say who the other two candidates were for the 2016 games.

The International Surfing Association, founded in 1964, noted that it is recognized by the International Olympic Committee as the world governing authority for surfing and similar activities.

Hosting the world games would benefit tourism. Playa Hermosa hosted the games in August 2009.

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