X3M Melaque Contest 2012

X3M will be hosting the 2012 Melaque Skim Contest, taking place March 9-11. The event began in 2007 and is the biggest skimboarding contest in Mexico; competitors will be coming from Ixtapa, Oaxaca, Acapulco, Puerto Vallarta, Manzanillo, Cabo, Guadalajara and of course Melaque, as well as the United States, France and Brazil.

On Friday the 9th of March final sign ups will take place on the beach after a free skim, followed by a meeting with the contestants. On Saturday and Sunday (the 10th and 11th of March) the contest will be held.

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 the 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. The contest will be happening during the same week as Melaque’s yearly festivities, in the town San Patricio.

For info on hotels, check http://www.zonaturistica.com/jalisco/melaque/. Hotels charge around 150 pesos (about $12).

Sponsors include:
X3M.COM.MX, Victoria Skimboards, Exile Skimboards, Unamas skimboards, Sector 9 skateboards, Heatco skateboards, KUMA Boardbags, Invaders tshirts, Cinco Siete clothing, RUTS Magazine, Break Point Skimshop, Mazunte Skim, Redbull