Los Cabos Open of Surf
The Los Cabos Open sees some of world's best up-and-coming surfers test their mettle at a premier break. The area is quickly becoming a destination dedicated to surfing and the surf lifestyle, catering to both the pros and enthusiasts.
WHERE The main event site is located at Zippers – Costa Azul, San José del Cabo, Baja California Sur, Mexico.
WAVE Zippers in Costa Azul is mainly a right point beach break. It breaks best on a solid south swell and a medium tide, it has its best shape at 4 to 5 foot, the bottom is sand over boulders. The take-off is a steep, fast drop, and then it's a quick, lippy wave with a few good sections. The inside is shallow over the rocks with a quick barrel section at the beach.
The best board to bring is your favorite high-performance short board. The easiest way to paddle out is from the inside beach break through the channel. On a big day sit way outside. Be careful...if you wipe out on the take off you will end up on the rocks!
The wave's second section toward the middle, as it picks up speed, is the best spot to throw air.
WHEN June 16-22, 2014
CHECK-IN/REGISTRATION Entry will through the ASP online system. Event check-in will be with the beach marshal onsite at Zippers from the first morning of the event, Monday June 16, 2014. In addition to a competitor’s pass you will receive one competitor guest pass. The surfers' area is limited to competitors and competitors' guests only.
June 15 – Registration (with Brian Robbins - ASP)
June 15 – Press Conference (8:00 AM) & first hits.
June 16 – First Day of Competition at Costa Azul.
June 17 – Competition at Costa Azul
June 18 – Competition at Costa Azul
June 20 – Event Official Night Party – TBD.
June 21 – Beach Concert – TBD.
June 22 – Expression session & closing ceremony.
ACCOMMODATIONS We have several options for different budgets, from 3 to 5 stars.
HYATT PLACE, SAN JOSÉ DEL CABO Hyatt Place San Jose del Cabo is an upscale, select-service hotel designed for multi-tasking travelers. The hotel is conveniently located on Paseo Malecón, just 20 minutes away from the Los Cabos International Airport. It is an ideal place for business and leisure travelers who fulfill a number of activities during their trips, without having to sacrifice a modern lifestyle when they travel.
Local phone: +52 624 123 1234
Location: Paseo Malecón San José No. 128, Zona Hotelera.
San José del Cabo, BCS, México. CP 23406
Single or double rate: $800 pesos (per room, per night)- Special Rate under code “G-Surf”.
HOTEL SHERATON HACIENDA DEL MAR, LOS CABOS. The Sheraton Hacienda del Mar Resort & Spa of Los Cabos captures the atmosphere of Old Mexico. You can stroll along its cobblestone lanes and winding paths, stopping to enjoy fountains, restaurants, and quaint shops. The resort sits on a private beach amid 28 acres of quiet, lush gardens. It's luxury, all-inclusive, and at the heart of the Cabo del Sol golf course development. The Sheraton overlooks the Sea of Cortez, offering stunning views of the Los Cabos sunsets; it's a perfect place for a dream vacation.
Local phone: +52 624 145 8000 / +52 624 142 2666
US phone: 858 964 5117
Location: Corredor Turístico KM 10, Lote D, Cabo del Sol
Los Cabos, BCS, México.
Rate: 149 USD (plus taxes)
HOTEL EL GANZO There are lots of hotels in Los Cabos. But none quite like Hotel El Ganzo – design boutique, arts, live music, marina, and spa – Los Cabos. We’ve created a place that celebrates diversity, creativity, artistry, and sustainability. It’s a place where individual expression reigns, and guests can indulge and enjoy Los Cabos like never before.
With just 72 guest rooms and a keen eye toward style and aesthetics, Hotel El Ganzo Design Boutique, Arts, Live Music, Marina & Spa is a refuge, and a mind-opening departure from cookie-cutter hotels.
Local phone: +52 624 104 9000
US phone: 1-855-835-4269
Location: Tiburón s/n, La Playita, San José del Cabo
Los Cabos, BCS, México.
Rate: Ocean View Room: $180.00 USD per night plus 19% tax and 10% Resort Fee. Promo code: “Los Cabos Open of Surf”.
HOTEL HYATT ZIVA, LOS CABOS Located on one of the most majestic peninsulas in the world and offering spectacular views of the Sea of Corte, Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos is a luxurious all inclusive oasis of sophistication and comfort. This magnificent beachfront resort is minutes from beautiful San José del Cabo and features plush accommodations, impressive amenities, impeccable service, and is just minutes from the international airport. Located on the beach, it' just 10 minutes from the city center, 20 minutes from the airport and just 25 minutes from Cabo San Lucas.
Local phone: +52 624 163 7730
Fax: +52 624 163 7740
Location: Paseo Malecón SN Lote 5, Zona Hotelera.
San José del Cabo, BCS, México. CP 23405
DRIVING AND PARKING
Big crowds are expected for the event. Competitors are advised to allow sufficient travel time from their hotel to the event site each day. Competitor parking is located directly opposite to the event.
• The nearest passenger airport to Zippers-Costa Azul is Los Cabos International (San Jose Del Cabo) Airport (SJD) in Mexico, which is 23 km (14 miles) away (directly).
• The second-closest airport to Zippers-Costa Azul is General Manuel Marquez De Leon International (La Paz) Airport (LAP), also in Mexico, 136 km (84 miles) away.
Los Cabos is connected from: United States: Los Angeles, Houston, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, Santa Ana, Seattle, Chicago, Minneapolis, Detroit Newmark, Kansas City.
Canada: Calgary, Toronto, Vancouver, Edmonton, Kelowna, Winnipeg, Atlanta.
INTERNET Wireless internet will be available on site, with the password to be displayed on the Surfers Notice Board. In addition to this, most forms of accommodation in the area also offer internet connections.
MEDICAL The event will have an ambulance on hand during days of competition, which will incorporate an advanced care paramedic and a medical technician.
OFFSITE MEDICAL FACILITIES
• Amerimed Hospital
Location: Paseo de Las Missiones, San José del Cabo
Telephone: 624 105 8550
• Hospital General “Raul A Carrillo”
Location: Retorno Atuneros S/N El Chamizal, San José del Cabo.
Telephone: 624 142 0013
• Blue Medical Net
Location: Carretera Transpeninsular km 6.3 Colonia Cabo Bello. Plaza del ReyCabo San Lucas, BCS.
PRIZEMONEY AND TAX
Prizemoney payments will be handled onsite after a surfer is eliminated and either paid by cheque or bank deposit. Withholding tax applies in México with the rates as follows:
US Citizen = 7%
Non-US Citizen = 7%
SECURITY Los Cabos is the most secure tourist destination in the country of México.
RESTROOMS There are toilets located within the restricted areas of each event site for competitor use.
Event Contest Coordinator – Luis Skeen
Event General Director – Abelardo Juárez
Event General Producer – Ulises Torres
SPONSORS The LOS CABOS OPEN OF SURF sponsors include: Government of BCS, México, Tourism of LOS CABOS and LOS CABOS TOURISM BOARD (FITURCA), CERVEZA PACIFICO, NEW ERA and along with a number of local retail and media partners.
CAR HIRE San José del Cabo International Airport provides access to our official car rental sponsor:
National Car Rental (Cabo San Lucas)
Local Phone: +52 624 142 2424
Location: Miguel Hidalgo, Centro. Cabo San Lucas, BCS. México.
AVIS (Cabo San Lucas)
Local Phone: +52 624 146 1033
Location: Carretera Transpeninsular Km 43. Cabo San Lucas, BCS. México.