Enjoy the Mexican Surf Open at the Riviera Nayarit

Vallarta Lifestyles
Jul. 19, 2017

The 2017 NIIJIMA Mexican Surf Open will be held from July 21-23 at San Pancho, Riviera Nayarit. The surf competitions is open to any age and nationality; it has the backing of the Nayarit State Surfing Association and is endorsed by the Mexican Surfing Federation.

The competition will be held at the main beach in San Francisco, Nayarit (San Pancho), but there will be different activities in town for the entire family onshore including volleyball tournaments, beer pong, mechanical surf boards, concerts, DJs and an eco-program.

Some of the confirmed participants include Diego Cadena, Blas Bocardo, Dylan Southwork, Adán Hernández, Yuco, Angelo Loano, Leila Takeda, Regina Pioli, Jimena Ochoa, Ceci González and Pamel Verboonen, among others.

Categories and prizes

Mexicans and foreigners, professionals and amateurs: all surfers are invited to this competition. The categories include: Men’s Open, Women’s Open and City Boys (Amateur), all on short boards.

There will be $100 thousand pesos available in prize money for the winners of the Open Categories (men’s and women’s), while the Amateur category winners will receive products from sponsors.


The event begins on Thursday, July 20th at 7 p.m. with an opening ceremony that will include elements of the Wixárica culture. From 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. there will be a Heats Surf raffle, a judges’ meeting and an acknowledgment given to the Mexican team that competed in the French World Surf Open. The welcome cocktail will be held from 10 p.m. onward.

The competition will begin on Friday the 21st and will end on Sunday July 23rd. The awards ceremony is programed for 9 p.m. that evening.

For more information visit the AMS San Pancho and Niijima Pro Surf .


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