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Sofía praised as she conquers the waves 

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A young sportswoman who is excelling in the international world of surfing has been welcomed to a reception in her honour in La Orotava.

Sofía de Tomás Ascanio is still only 21 but has the world in front of her.

She is already Canary Champion in the Women’s Open Surf and has received numerous awards and titles, including a distinction from La Orotava council in the XII gala of sport for her career path.

Sofia began her career in the world of surfing at a young age, practising with her father on the beaches of Los Patos, El Ancon, Martianez and El Socorro, combining it with other sports such as tennis.

However, she soon opted to specialise in surfing, a sport so exciting it attracts and engages everyone and in which Sofia demonstrated great skills from the beginning.

In recent years, she had had a great presence in the events and sports competitions related to surfing, in the insular, regional and national scope.

The mayor of La Orotava, Francisco Linares congra-tulated Sofia on her outstanding success so far and wished her continued success in conquering the waves.