SAN JUAN, La Union, Dec. 5 (PIA) - - After it was suspended on Monday, Dec. 2, because of bad weather brought about by typhoon "Tisoy", the surfing competition of the 30th SEA Games in the beach shores of this town resumes today, Dec. 5.
In a meeting on Wednesday, the Technical Delegates (TD) and the Competition Manager decided to resume the contest on Thursday to have ample time on the installation of tents and other facilities needed for the tournament, which was conducted yesterday.
The PHISGOC called on the athletes and all other SEA Games delegates to abide by the advice of the Philippine National Police not to surf beyond the Monalisa point for their safety, if they intend to still have their training prior to their scheduled day of actual competition.
Competition Manager Mary Katherine Bolina said the first qualifying round for men's longboard, and men's and women's shortboard categories were successfully held on Monday.
The maiden surfing event of the 30th SEA Games will give four gold medals, four silver medals, and eight bronze medals to the top three athletes in every category. The athletes are competing with the four categories of the contest such as men's longboard and shortboard, and women's longboard and shortboard.
The competing athletes came from the six Southeast Asian nations such as Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, and the Philippines.
Meanwhile, Brigadier General Joel S. Orduna, the regional director of PNP Region 1 and the commander of the Task Group La Union, has maintained the security details at the venue to ensure the safety and security of the athletes, tourists, and visitors.
The Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, Region 1 (RDRRMC1), on the other hand, had also activated the emergency preparedness response cluster near the tournament site through the collaboration of the DRRM councils of the provincial government of La Union and the municipality of San Juan. (JCR/FGL, PIA1)