Far out: Myanmar's first surfing team to take off at SEA Games

Far out: Myanmar's first surfing team to take off at SEA Games

Channel NewsAsia - Asia·2019-10-16 12:51

Myanmar is flanked by surf-ready coasts to the west and south, but decades of military rule, lack of equipment and poverty kept aspiring athletes from testing the waters. (Photo: AFP/Ye Aung Thu) 

NGWE SAUNG, Myanmar: Competitive surfing was barely known in Myanmar a few years ago but one local beach town is riding a wave of enthusiasm to the Southeast Asia Games for the first time ever.

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