Friday, April 9, 2010

Surfing competition set for Arroyo Seco for Saturday and Sunday

ARROYO SECO, Jalisco, Mexico - The La Manzanilla message board carried some information in the last 10 days about a surfing competition to be held Saturday and Sunday here. No signs have been posted, or any local notice given. But at least two local surfers believe it is going to happen - so that counts as confirmation.

Surf's up Saturday - but bring a lawn chair and some shade.

The two Arroyo Seco beaches, Playa Grande and Playa Chica, have seen plenty of surfing action this season. During Semana Santa, sometimes there would be as many as 30 surfers in the water.

The competition is supposed to start at 9 a.m. according to reports, though which beach the surfistas will head to depends on wind, tide and swell.

I'm betting either end of Playa Grande will be the site.

The waves have been quite large for the past week - maybe too large to even surf.

But last season a visitor - originally from South Africa - caught a perfect wave at Playa Chica and was caught on the video below.

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