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11 July 2012

DENVER, Colorado – 11 July, 2012 – Catch a wave with Gray Line Nicaragua! The world's governing surfing authority, the International Surfing Association (ISA) has chosen the local leader in Nicaraguan sightseeing and transportation, Gray Line Nicaragua, to organize this year's World Masters Surfing Championship.

The event will be held July 14th through the 22nd in beautiful Colorado Beach, Nicaragua, hosting over 250 competitors from 25 countries and crowning the 2012 World Masters Surfing Champion. "The Gray Line family is thrilled for Gray Line Nicaragua," said Brad Weber, President and CEO of Gray Line Worldwide. "This is an incredible opportunity to showcase the natural beauty and perfect surfing conditions of their region, as well as the top-notch hospitality and service of Gray Line Nicaragua."

The event will garner global media coverage for both Gray Line Nicaragua and the region, highlighting Colorado Beach's ideal tides, consistent waves and warm water temperatures. Surfing superstars Tom Curren, John Ashton, and Layne Beachley will compete in the over-35 competition for pride and the title of Master Surfer.

Gray Line Nicaragua will organize and present the event, offering their services for roundtrip airport transfers between the Augusto C. Sandino International Airport and Colorado Beach, hotel reservations, one-day and multi-day sightseeing excursions and car rentals. Thanks to the event's timing during Nicaragua's Veranillo ("little summer"), guests can expect perfect surfing and sightseeing weather. Contact Gray Line Nicaragua here, and see a list of tour options here.

"We are so proud to help organize and present the World Masters Surfing Championship," said Griselle Camille, General Manager at Gray Line Nicaragua. "We look forward to welcoming all to our beautiful country."

About ISA

The International Surfing Association (ISA) is recognized by the International Olympic Committee as the World Governing Authority for Surfing. It was originally founded as the International Surfing Federation in 1964 and has been running Open Division World Championships since 1964, Junior World Championships since 1980, and Masters World Championships since 2007. ISA membership includes the surfing National Governing Bodies of 69 countries on five continents. Its headquarters are located in San Diego, California. It is presided over by Fernando Aguerre (Argentina), first elected President in 1994 in Rio de Janeiro and re-elected seven times since. The ISA's three Vice Presidents are Alan Atkins (Australia), Karín Sierralta (Peru), and Debbie Beacham (USA). www.isasurf.org

About Gray Line

Serving over 700 destinations worldwide, Gray Line invented the art of sightseeing and serves as the industry leader in tours, activities and attractions. Founded in 1910, primarily offering excursions throughout North America, the company has since grown into a multi-faceted, global sightseeing powerhouse specializing in well-rounded destination experiences that include adventure and eco tours, luxury tour services, budget-friendly activities, as well as culinary, cultural and historical pursuits. The company is headquartered in Denver, Colorado. www.grayline.com


Beth Hengeveld, Gray Line Corporation | 1835 Gaylord Street, Denver, Colorado 80206 USA | Tel: 303.394.6928 | Fax: 303.394.6950 | Email: [email protected]

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