Playas de Rosarito will be the venue of the first international surfing competition in Baja California

Abierto Mexicano de Surf will gather participants from different nationalities and ages. Registrations are still open!

Playas de Rosarito will host an international sports event! This is the 2023 Abierto Mexicano de Surf Baja California, a competition where the best surfers in the world will compete on September 16 and September 17.

The Institute of Sports and Physical Culture of Baja California (INDE BC), in coordination with the State Association of Surf, have opened registrations; they expect at least 100 participants to take part in this event at the Playas de Rosarito pier.

José Antonio Rodríguez Otáñez, President of the Surfing Association of Baja California, said:

We already have a lot of surfers from the United States, Germany, Brazil, and many other places. This is why we expect this event to be a great competition, where the goal is to promote sports and improve the surfing quality of Baja Californian athletes by having them compete with international, high-performance athletes.
Photo by: Asociación de Surfing de Baja California A.C.
Photo by: Asociación de Surfing de Baja California A.C.

The Committee of Tourism and Conventions of Rosarito invites people to attend this event, as it is important to promote sport activities in the region to boost tourism in Baja California and create opportunities for sporting talents.

“Abierto Mexicano Surf Baja California 2023” Registrations

Registrations are still open for those interested in participating in any of these three categories:

  • Shortboard with no age limit for men
  • Shortboard with no age limit for women
  • Mixed bodyboard with no age limit

Athletes who are minors must be at least 12 years old and have their parents' authorization to participate in this competition.

Registrations for this first edition must be done through the "StactApp" application or in the following link.

The current cost of registration is $40 dollars. After September 9, the total price will increase to $70 dollars per contestant. The registration deadline will be on Wednesday, September 13.

This event will have judges certified by the International Surfing Association, who will award the first four places in each corresponding category.

For the Shortboard Female Category and the Mixed Bodyboard Category, prizes will be given as follows:

  • 1st place: $1,000 dollars
  • 2nd place: $750 dollars
  • 3rd place: $500 dollars
  • 4th place: $200 dollars

For the Shortboard Male Category, prizes will be given as follows:

  • 1st place: $2,000 dollars
  • 2nd place: $1,500 dollars
  • 3rd place: $1,000 dollars
  • 4th place: $500 dollars

Mexican surfers with a great career

Beyond it being a competition, this will be authentic spectacle! Among the participants, there are Johny Corzo, the Oaxacan surfer of the Monster Energy team who was the first Mexican world champion at the World Surfing Games, and Jafet Ramos, Surf Web Series Mexico champion.

Photo by: Johny Corzo
Photo by: Johny Corzo

Meanwhile, in the female category, participants will be national champions Metzy Olmos and Mariana Valencia, both representing Baja California.

Rosarito: the cradle of surf in Mexico

Playas de Rosarito has been recognized as the cradle of surf in Mexico due to its impressive beaches and waves which make it perfect for this sport. One can take their surfboard and enjoy the northern waves the 365 days of the year, as the weather conditions of Baja Californian beaches make waves optimal for surfing.

Here, some of the best schools dedicated exclusively to surfing, as well as associations for beginners and experts, have been established.

Abierto Mexicano Surf, besides being the venue of a sports event, will also allow the city to show off that it can be venue for all kinds of sporting events, and an attractive tourism spot as it has several restaurants, hotels, and a great variety of recreational activities.

To learn more about this international surfing competition, visit the social media pages of: Asociación de Surfing de Baja California A.C.

You can also visit the social media pages of COTUCO Rosarito here:

Facebook: @rosaritobajanorte
Instagram: @rosarito_baja

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