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Arena, Eduardo


Baronial surf contest organizer from Lima, Peru; founder, in 1964, of the International Surfing Federation, and director of the World Surfing Championships in 1965, 1966, 1968, 1970, and 1972. Arena was born (1928) and raised in Lima, and began riding waves in 1948 in front of Club Waikiki in Miraflores, the birthplace and longtime hub of Peruvian surfing. He took an engineering degree from Lima's National University in Lima in 1950, and three years later received a master's in engineering fr...