Want a good reason to head down to Mexico for some fun in the sun? The 3rd Annual Punta Sayulita Classic is coming up from March 9th to the 11th in the beautiful surfside village of Sayulita, Mexico, 40 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta along Mexico’s tropical pacific coastline known as the “Riviera Nayarit.”
Over the past two years, the Punta Sayulita Classic has developed into one of the premier surfing and stand-up paddle events in North America. It has been attracting thousands of spectators and one of the deepest international fields of professional athletes as well as talented amateurs competing head-to-head in longboard and SUP surfing.
This year’s field of surfers and paddlers is one of the strongest yet and features top pros including defending champions Sean Poynter, Slater Trout, Candice Appleby, Mary Osborne and Darren Eudaly as well as a group of formidable challengers including 2011 BOP California Champion Connor Baxter, 2011 SUP World Tour Champion Kai Lenny, and a host of proven champions including Zane Schweitzer, Chuck Patterson, Anthony Vela, Aaron Napoleon and many more.
In addition to the action packed weekend of surf competitions and SUP races on the water, on-land festivities include a reggae benefit concert featuring Common Sense, and a surfing clinic for special needs and underprivileged children under the supervision of renowned Malibu, CA longboard surfer, Jimmy Gamboa, and members of his TheraSURF Foundation.
Proceeds raised at the 3rd Annual Punta Sayulita Classic will be donated to support the important environmental and community programs established by the Reef Check and Punta Sayulita Foundations.