Cozumel Surfing

Cozumel Surfing Festival Slated for this Weekend

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First Surf Fest kicks off this weekend with different activities…..

This weekend – Friday, Saturday and Sunday – marks the first annual Cozumel Surfing Festival.

The Festival kicks off downtown on Friday at 8 pm, in the Benito Juarez Park, with a Festival of Surf & Rock”  Three “surf-rock”bands will play: Lost Acapulco, Los Cavernarios, and Rikitia Banana.

 

Saturday morning there will be a beach clean up at Chen Rio. Transportation will be leaving from the “Unidad Deportivo Independencia”  or participants are encouraged to car pool together.  As a special bonus, Nacho Gutierrez, from Cozumel Surfing will be offering FREE surf classes to the first 10 children who show up, with their parents.  Please don’t forget to bring beachwear, sun protection and a towel.

 

Also on Saturday morning, starting at 10 am is a “Rodada Ciclista”  bicycle race which starts at 10 am, leaving from the Palacio Municipal, with an end goal of Chen Rio.

Additionally there will be a beach volleyball festival, which will also start at Chen Rio starting at 10 am.

The actual surfing competition will start on Saturday at 12:30.  This is an important tournament since it’s on the state-wide level.  Winners of this will go on to compete on a national level with an end-goal of an Olympic slot.  There are several different levels and categories, including juvenile surfers.

 

For more information on any of  these events, please check out the Facebook event page.

Festival de Surf en Cozumel este fin de semana

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Este fin de semana inicia el primer festival de surf con diferentes actividades…

Los días viernes, sábado y domingo se celebrará el primer Festival de Surf de Cozumel.

 

El Festival comienza con un Festival de Surf y Rock el viernes a las 8 p.m. en el parque Benito Juárez con la presentación de tres bandas de surf-rock: Lost Acapulco, Los Cavernarios y Rikitia Banana.

 

El sábado por la mañana tendrá lugar una limpieza de playa en Chen Río. El transporte saldrá de la Unidad Deportiva Independencia, y se anima a los participantes que compartan vehículos. Un beneficio adicional es que Nacho Gutiérrez de Cozumel Surfing, ofrecerá clases GRATUITAS de surf a los primeros 10 niños que se presenten acompañados de sus padres. Por favor no olviden traer consigo su ropa de playa, protección solar y toalla.

 

De igual manera, el sábado por la mañana, a partir de las 10 a.m. se llevará a cabo la carrera “Rodada Ciclista” saliendo del Palacio Municipal y la meta es Chen Río.

 

También en Chen Río y a las 10:00 a.m., el festival de vóleibol playero.

 

La competencia de surf inicia el sábado a las 12:30. Este es un torneo importante en virtud de ser a nivel estatal. Los ganadores participaran en la competencia nacional con el objeto de obtener un sitio en las Olimpiadas. Hay diferentes niveles y categorías, incluyendo surfers juveniles.

 

Para mayores detalles acerca de éstos eventos, por favor echen un vistazo a la página de eventos en Facebook.

Laura Wilkinson

Author at Cozumel 4 You
Laura Wilkinson is the Editor for Cozumel 4 You. An ex-Connecticut Yankee who has called Cozumel home for over 15 years, Laura ran away to the Caribbean years ago, bumped around the islands teaching SCUBA diving, lost some time in Jamaica, and finally stopped in Cozumel for a 2 week vacation that hasn’t ended yet. With a degree in Journalism from a fancy private college she convinced her parents to pay for, Laura writes, edits, and creates the weekly Cozumel 4 You news, promotional articles about the island, and her very own blog, which she finds hilarious. Her long suffering husband, the Fabster, has long since resigned himself to having zero private life, as he’s been involved in her various schemes and plots since his arrival. Proud parents to a variety of rescue dogs and cats, Laura continues to be the bane of her traditional Mexican mother-in-law’s existence, as she muses her way through life in the Mexican Caribbean.

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