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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

 

Punta Sayulita Longboard & SUP Classic

The Punta Sayulita Longboard and SUP Classic, benefiting the Reef Check Foundation,(“the Classic”) is a surf contest for longboard and stand-up paddle surfers that will take place over 2 days, April 17-18, at Sayulita’s central beach break in beautiful Sayulita, Mexico.



The 1st Annual Punta Sayulita Longboard & Stand-Up Paddle Classic (“the Classic”) is set to take place on April 17-18 in beautiful Sayulita, Mexico.

The international field of professional surfers from the United States and Mexico is led by Honorary Ambassadors James Pribram of Laguna Beach, CA, renowned
Mexican big wave surfer, Carlos “Coco” Nogales of Puerto Escondido and Mexico’s current national longboard champion, Patricio Gonzalez of Sayulita. The field will be limited to 30 competitors made up of both professional invitees and amateurs competing in various age group divisions as well as in the “open” contest for the longboard and stand-up paddle surfing categories. Professional short board surfers will also entertain spectators with an “expression session” air show of acrobatic aerial maneuvers.

On Sunday, April 18, a variety of Stand-Up Paddle races will be held including the “Punta to Punta” race, a 5K and 10K open ocean distance races where paddlers will travel between Sayulita and the neighboring village of San Francisco (“San Pancho”).

The SUP distance races will be open to all ages and abilities.

Professional Invitees:
James Pribram
Coco Nogales
Scott Bass
Angel Salinas
Patricio Gonzalez
Ryan Helm
Darren Eudaly
Chuck Patterson
Jose Manuel Cano
Adan Hernandez
Dylan Southworth
Diego Cadena

Should be a great event...we used to go surfing in mainland Mexico 2-4 times a year...there's great surf in mainland Mexico...

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Thursday, February 18, 2010

 

1st Annual Punta Sayulita Longboard & SUP Surf Classic

We're stoked to be one of the sponsors of the 1st Annual Punta Sayulita Longboard & SUP Surf Classic...click on event poster below for event website...



Taking advantage of the great swell that Sayulita and the surrounding area has been experiencing this year, our friends have organized the 1st Annual Punta Sayulita Longboard & Stand-Up Paddle Classic, April 17-18.

The 1st Annual Punta Sayulita Long Board & Stand-Up Paddle Classic (“the Classic”) is a surf contest for longboard and stand-up paddle surfers which will take place over 2 days, April 17-18, at Sayulita’s central beach break in beautiful Sayulita. The Classic is open to all levels of amateur surfers (men and women) along with select professional surfers from Mexico and the United States who will be invited by the competition committee. The field is limited to 30 competitors. The following divisions for the Classic are as follows:

Open (Pro) (Men & Women)
Senior – Age 27 and older
Masters – Age 35 and older
Grand Masters – Ages 40 and older
Kahuna – Age 45 and older
Grand Kahuna- Age 50 and older

In addition to the surf contest, on Sunday, April 18, a variety of Stand-Up Paddle races will be held including the “Punta to Punta” race, a 5K and 10K ocean distance race where paddlers will travel between Sayulita and the neighboring village of San Francisco (“San Pancho”). These distance races will be open to all ages and abilities.

Moreover, on Sunday, April 18, an Expression Session will be featured in the event program to showcase top professional short board surfers consisting of a mix of local professional surfers from Sayulita and Puerto Escondido, as well as surfers from the United States.

On Sunday evening following both days of completion, the Classic Awards Dinner Fiesta will be held at the Don Pedros oceanfront event palapa where the competitors and guests will enjoy an authentic Mexican BBQ buffet, live music and a live raffle. The Classic Fiesta is open to the public and tickets may be purchased at the door.

Proceeds raised from the Classic will be donated to the local Sayulita chapter of the Reef Check Foundation and The Punta Sayulita Foundation.


The event has confirmed the attendance of a field of professional surfers and they are still in the process of recruiting more. Below is a list of the confirmed participants:



James Pribram- Laguna Beach, CA (http://ecowarriorsurf.com/ )

Coco Nogales- Top 10 Big Wave Surfer in the World- Check out this wave he road last year at Puerto Escondido which is up for the Billabong Big Wave Awards 2010- http://video.mpora.com/watch/VWcLTJi12/

Angel Salinas (SUP- Puerto Escondido)-a.k.a., The Masked Surfer- http://www.centralsurfshop.com/

Scott Bass- C4 Waterman Team (http://www.c4waterman.com/team/scott-bass.html )

Darren Edulay- http://toesonthenose.com/eudaly.html

Chuck Patterson- http://chuckpattersonsports.wordpress.com/
Ryan Helm- Sayulita Resident (www.ryanhelm.com )
Patricio Gonzalez (past champion Long Board- Sayulita Resident)
Adan Hernandez- Sayulita Resident and Punta Sayulita sponsored rider (http://www.surfersvillage.com/surfing/44510/news.htm )


From the actor/celebrity side the event has former Bay Watch Star, David Chokachi, (www.davidchokachi.net/)--

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