???A great achievement for Barbados and the Caribbean.???
That is how Minister of Sports, Stephen Lashley, described Barbadian surfer Chelsea Tuach being awarded the title of Surfer of the Year by Eastern Surf Magazine.
The Sports Minister, who was speaking recently to the Barbados Government Information Service, congratulated Ms. Tuach and her team, and noted that the award was ???a phenomenal vote of confidence??? in the surfer, and brought pride to Barbados.
He also acknowledged that the kind of exposure Barbados would receive from the title could not be paid for. ???It???s the kind of connection that sport has in terms of its tremendous marketability,??? he emphasised.??This is the first time that a female surfer has been given the title of Surfer of the Year by Eastern Surf Magazine.