X3M Melaque Contest 2011

For the 6th consecutive year, X3M will be hosting the Melaque Skim Contest, taking place February 25-27. This is the biggest skimboarding event of the year in Mexico; it welcomes riders from all over Mexico and some of the best riders in the world from the United States, France and Brazil. It also marks the start of the Mexican Skim Tour.

This year the contest starts Friday the 25th with a free skim session and later that night at Surfos Bar they’ll be closing entry and making final announcements. Heats will begin Saturday and continue into Sunday.

Melaque is a calm town located on the pacific coast line of Jalisco in Mexico. It’s 30 minutes away from the nearest city with an airport, Manzanillo, 4 hours away from Puerto Vallarta and 4 hours away from Guadalajara. Besides good waves at Melaque there are about 5 beaches within a 30 minute radius that offer siders, liners, and some gnarly waves perfect for skimmers to let their skills and creativity flow and have a lot of fun.

For those who haven’t signed up, act soon because time is running out. Hotels charge around 150 pesos (about $13) a night you can check this site for options http://www.zonaturistica.com/jalisco/melaque/ and check out the flyer below for more information.

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