Summer 2013 is looking bright in Los Cabos Baja Sur. The popular Mexican tourist destination is getting ready to host the largest surf and music festival in the sport’s history in Mexico. The ‘LOS CABOS OPEN OF SURF, music and surf fest’.
Thanks to the support of state and local tourism authorities as well as the hotel association trust fund, starting June 17 through the 23rd, at Costa Azul’s famous Zippers beachbreak, a strong right that produces 8 to 10 foot waves, will be the site of one of the world’s most prestigious surf competitions and first of it’s kind in Mexico, a WQS (world qualifying series) MENS 6 STAR EVENT.
This world class event will give some of the best surfers in the planet a chance to rack up much needed points inside ASP’s (association of surfing professional, top surfing regulator) dream tour and grab a ticket to the coveted WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TOUR (WTC). Not to mention, the $155,000 dollar purse.
The ‘LOS CABOS OPEN OF SURF’ is a new and unique event in Mexico that will invariably position Los CABOS as a World class tourist destination for surfers from all over the planet. An interesting fact worth pointing out is that Los CABOS location in the tip of the Baja peninsula produces amazing waves in the winter on the pacific side and in the summer in the Sea of Cortes side. Something few surf destinations offer. Because of this, the tourism board and organizers have committed to making this an annual event, with the hopes that it will become the most important stop in Latinamerica for international surfers in the World tour.
But this is not all, the LOS CABOS OPEN OF SURF, will also include an amazing array of activities throughout the surf competition such as beach concerts with international artists and DJ’s, a food fair showcasing some of the best local cuisine, fashion shows with surf’s top brands and art walks that will welcome local, national and International guests to celebrate the surf lifestyle and all the attractive and family friendly activities that come with it.
Los CABOS is the only destination in Mexico, to also combine renown world class hotels, restaurants and spas with top-class activities such as golf, sport fishing and scuba diving. This summer, adding to it’s amazing array of options and activities for travelers, the LOS CABOS OPEN OF SURF will show the world that it can also host a professional surf event with top surfers from all over the world, generating a solid platform for the sport in México.
The ¨Los CABOS local culture, beautiful beaches and world class hospitality will be showcased through many well known media outlets that will air special programs dedicated to the event as well as everything this amazing destination has to offer. E! Entertainment, Space Channel, as well as surf magazines and other international media outlets will partner up with the event to broadcast throughout the world.
Los Cabos (San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas) , considered by tourists, authorities and also statistics, as one of the safest tourist destinations not only in México but in the continent is emerging triumphal after the latest world financial crisis that hurt most tourist destinations in Mexico, not to mention the generalized safety concerns, and is gearing up to make 2013 a comeback year with top-notch events throughout the year such as the ¨IRONMAN triathlon and ¨THE LOS CABOS international film festival.¨ The LOS CABOS OPEN OF SURF, will add to this amazing array of international events that will certanly help ¨Los Cabos¨ continue positioning itself as a favorite tourist destination for national and international travelers.
LOS CABOS, Baja California Sur, Mexico (Friday, March 15, 2013) – The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) 6-Star Los Cabos Open of Surf has officially been added to the ASP North America schedule, unfolding at Cabo’s righthand cobblestone pointbreak of Zippers from June 17 through 23, 2013.
The addition of the Los Cabos Open of Surf further develops the Latin region of ASP events and marks the first of three major contests slated to unfold between Mexico and El Salvador this season.
“Latin America is really beginning to establish a strong presence on the ASP North America schedule and we’re excited to have the Los Cabos Open of Surf as a new addition for 2013,” Meg Bernardo, ASP North America Executive Manager said. “We’ve seen rapid growth in events between Mexico and El Salvador over the past five years and the new Los Cabos event will showcase one of many quality locations that Mexico has to offer.”
With several budding talents emerging from both Mexico, Central and South America, the Los Cabos Open of Surf’s ASP 6-Star status will allow several up-and-comers the chance to assert their talents among some of the world’s top qualifying hopefuls while competing close to home.
“We’ve seen so many incredible performances from the underground Latinos in recent events,” Brian Robbins, ASP North America Tour Manager said. “The Los Cabos Open of Surf will be the perfect platform for young Latin surfers to mix it up with some big international names and establish themselves on a global level while securing big points towards their ranking.”
As a side note, the Los Cabos Open of Surf will also include a series of beach concerts with international artists and DJ’s, beach bars, a food fair offering fresh, local cuisine, fashion shows featuring some of the top surf brands, art walks and eco-friendly activities, showcasing the best of the surf lifestyle.
The ASP and Los Cabos Tourism Board welcome this new annual addition to the North America Schedule. For updated information on the Los Cabos Open of Surf log on to www.aspnorthamerica.org.
Los Cabos, the stunning worldwide resort destination, located at the tip of the Baja Peninsula and will provide athletes with an unforgettable experience.
Athletes will take a 2.4-mile swim in azure blue and turquoise waters in the Sea of Cortes, followed by a 112-mile bike course and a 26.2-mile run course that travels along a 20-mile corridor between Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo, all while offering views of rugged cliffs, desert vistas and mountains that are bound together by a wash of colors that are unmistakably Cabo’s.
Known for its vibrant culture and nightlife, Cabo San Lucas offers visitors a variety of attractions that showcase the heart of Mexico’s Western Coast, all while boasting world-class service and amenities. Natural wonders dot the coastline and outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy landmarks such as El Arco, a natural rock formation in the shape of an arch that lies adjacent to Playa Del Amor (Lover’s Beach), as well as the rich warm waters and its plethora of black corral gardens, unique marine life and miles of gorgeous sandy beaches.
Located just 20 miles to the northeast of Cabo San Lucas, San Jose del Cabo transports visitors to a historic time as ancient buildings, including the Jesuit Mission, known as Parroquia San José, and The Estero, an estuary with an endless variety of colorful birds and wildlife offer a tranquil look back to the 1730’s.
There are 50 qualifying slots for the IRONMAN World Championship in Kailua-Kona, HI.
Originally from: http://www.ironman.com/triathlon/events/ironman/los-cabos.aspx#ixzz2IjjgMFXM
Whale watching in Cabo San Lucas is a must. Between January and the beginning of April, Grey Whales, Humpback Whales, and Blue Whales migrate south from their arctic feeding grounds to rear their young in the sheltered peninsulas of Baja California. Book a whale watching tour with us when you book your vacation rental and see something you will never forget.
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