The series will be organized by UAPO (United Athletes of the Pacific Ocean), WiLDCOAST, Baja Surf Club , Baja Bound Insurance and Rosarito Baja Sand A.C., with the goal of promoting youth surfing, cultural exchange and environmental issues shared by the US and Mexico and it will take place on Saturday 26 of August next to the Rosarito Beach Pier.
“Surfing in Mexico started in the sixties because of surfers traveling the coast searching for waves” says UAPO President Alfredo Ramirez. “It didn’t matter if they were in Alta California or Baja California – friendships were created, surf clubs were born, and it produced a community beyond borders. This new surf series is a testament to the idea of one ocean, one passion.”
Baja Bound Insurance will be putting up a prize purse of $5,000 USD that will be awarded to the top three open men’s and open women’s points leaders at the final contest. Registration is available online at www.uaposurf.com
More info about the series organizers:
United Athletes of the Pacific Ocean (UAPO) is a not-for-profit organization with the mission to promote youth surfing in both California’s through surf competition, cultural exchange and education. Uapo means ‘Bridge’ in Hawaiian. www.uaposurf.com
WILDCOAST is an international conservation team that conserves coastal and marine ecosystems and wildlife.www.wildcoast.net
Baja Bound is a San Diego based company that has been in the business of selling Mexican auto insurance online for over 15 years. www.bajabound.com
Rosarito Baja Sand A.C. is a non-profit organization doing events that promote environmental and pet education focusing in the protection of our beaches.
The Rosarito Beach Surf Open will be held next to the pier of the Rosarito Beach Hotel integrated with the with the Baja Sand Art Fest
Cash awards and premiums to the first three places