This Thanksgiving break, Surf Cup International and GSE teamed up to bring 128 teams from 22 countries to Salou, Spain for the annual Surf Cup International Salou. The elite tournament ran from November 23-26, but is sure to leave both players and parents with life-long memories. Teams competed at the beautiful Futbol Salou Sport Complex and were offered full-board at Cambrils Park Sport Village.
SCI Salou 2023 featured many international teams who traveled thousands of miles to compete. Hola Skoko traveled over 4,000 miles from South Africa, and Van City Pro made the longest 5,344 mile commute from Vancouver, Canada. Surf Cup International was proud to bring over 2,500 people, including 1,800 players to Salou this November, creating an immense positive impact on the region.
Global Sports Experiences had a pivotal role in creating experiences off the field for players and their families. The 14 North American teams at the event had a great time visiting beautiful Tarragona and Barcelona. Players and their siblings were invited to train with our partner The International Development Academy, a full-time residential academy in Valencia, Spain. Our teams were offered the chance to attend RCD Espanyol vs. AD Alcorcon in a La Liga matchup to get the full spanish soccer experience.
Our teams were also offered cultural experiences to take a break from the fields including a vermouth tasting experience at the historic Catalunya Vineyards and attendance at the largest theme amusement park in Spain, PortAventura!
Congratulations to our Champions and Team MVP’s!
U19 Boys – RCD Mallorca
U18 Girls – FFB Reus
U17 Boys – Atlético Mineiro
U12 Boys – Leicester City FC
U16 Girls – Real Madrid
U15 Boys – RCD Espanyol
U14 Boys – Villarreal CF
U13 Girls – FC Porto
U12 Girls – RCD Espanyol
U11 Boys – Sevilla FC
U17 Boys – Kristoffern Skarnpo – Ullensakerkisa
U16 Girls – Evelyn Contreras – Surf Select
U15 Boys – Marc Martinez – Valencia CF
U14 Girls – Alex Arasa – Amposta
U13 Boys – Lausley Juliao – FC Porto
U12 Boys – Erik Belkis – Leicester CF
U12 Girls – Carmen Matas – Valencia CF
Boys U11 – Enzo Marquez – Gimnastic de Tarragona
Enrico Ciuffetelli, Director of Global Sports Experiences, commented on the positive result of SCI Salou 2023, “GSE was proud to play a role in Surf Cup International Salou. It was great to have the opportunity to gather players and families from all over the world and create experiences that they will remember for a lifetime, both on the field and off the field.”
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