PLAYA REVOLCADERO, Acapulco/Mexico (Tuesday, May 14, 2013) – For the second consecutive year, the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) 4-Star Surf Open Acapulco will return to the punchy Mexican beachbreak of Playa Revolcadero, with the 2013 addition slated to unfold from July 2-7, 2013.
The confirmation of the Surf Open Acapulco further establishes the presence of Latin America on the ASP North America series, as the Mexican event represents the second of four contests slated to unfold between the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America this season.
“We are very pleased to announce the return of the Surf Open Acapulco,” Matt Wilson, SVP of Events and Regions said. “The development of events in the Central American and Caribbean regions has been a major focus for ASP North America in the last few years The return of the Surf Open Acapulco, in association with the addition of events in Cabo, Puerto Rico and the upgrade of El Salvador to a 6 Star, are all key measures of our development plan and importantly, provide increased opportunity for surfers throughout the region to compete on the ASP World Tour.”
The Surf Open Acapulco’s 4-Star status provides an excellent opportunity for budding young talent to establish a name on a global scale by earning points to compete in the highly regarded ASP 6-Star and Prime rated events. Tanner Hendrickson, defending Surf Open Acapulco champion, has taken the next step in his career following his inaugural ASP event victory in Acapulco and was quick to note the importance of the Surf Open Acapulco for up-and-coming talent.
“Winning Acapulco last year was a dream come true,” Hendrickson said. “I can’t wait to get back to there and compete in the event. Getting my first pro win has given me confidence in my surfing. As far as where it has taken my career, I’m still pushing my hardest to get on tour. I hope to be there soon, that’s the real dream.”