Invitational surf contest held at Zicatela

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The second date of the Mexican Professional Surf Circuit visited Puerto Escondido recently, drawing 16 surfers to Zicatela Beach.

The Surfer de Oro tournament was an invitational event for experienced shortboard surfers, one of the most well-known modalities of surfing. Contestants were divided into two rounds and after six consecutive heats, the judges selected those for an exciting semifinal.

Gael Jiménez Vásquez was crowned with first place, beating Tehuen Petroni, Sasha Donnano and Marcial Monreal in the final.

Talent from Oaxaca that is often crowned in international waters was also showcased during the three-day-long event, including surfers like porteño Jhonny Corzo, Jafet Ramos, Quetzal Estrada and Aaron Silver.

According to experts, swell conditions were ideal for competitors to perform attractive maneuvers and show off their skills.

Event promoters also recognized the performance of a young cadre of porteños – who are around 15 years old – foreseeing a good future for the local surfing scene.

Meanwhile, surfers are preparing for another event: the international surf tournament PXM Pro 2023, scheduled for November 24-26 at Zicatela Beach. It has been billed as the biggest surf tournament in Mexico this year and will offer 600,000 pesos (about US $33,000) in prizes.

The tournament is part of the annual Fiestas de Noviembre.

With reports by NVI Noticias


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