The second annual Surf Open Acapulco gets underway next week on the punchy Mexican beach break at Revolcadero Beach. The only question now: Will they get big waves?
The July 2-7 event, hosted by the Fairmont Acapulco Princess will feature surfers from 12 countries who will compete for $100,000 in prizes. The contest is sanctioned by the Assn. of Surfing Professionals (ASP).
Considered a good training ground for up-and-coming talent, the competition has four-star status, giving young surfers a chance to establish a name on a global scale by earning points to compete in the ASP six-star and prime-rated events.
"We are very excited to host the Surf Open Acapulco for the second consecutive year and look forward to hosting this event in upcoming years," said Thomas Becker, managing director of the Fairmont Acapulco Princess and Pierre Marques properties.
The Surf Open Acapulco will feature a variety of events and activities including concerts, art exhibits, motocross exhibitions, fashion shows and more. Other sporting events on the schedule this year for the Fairmont Acapulco Princess include the Mexico Tennis Open, held earlier this year and the Mexican Gymnastics Open, scheduled for October.
The beachfront hotel features five pools, a golf course. spa, restaurants and an oceanfront convention center.