2017 Los Cabos Open of Surf

The perfect combination of surf and vacation come to together June 6-11 in Los Cabos for the 2017 Los Cabos Open of Surf. The combination of this iconic vacation spot and some of the best surfers in the world make this a can't miss week.

Keely Andrew 2016 (Courtesy WSL/ Marenelmar)

The main event of the Los Cabos Open of Surf is held at the world-famous Zippers surf spot, located at the Costa Azul bridge in San Jose Del Cabo. Zippers at Costa Azul is mainly a right point beach break and breaks best on solid south swell and a medium tide. Along with tasting Los Cabos’ local cuisine, attendees at this year’s event will enjoy live music on the beach from bands such as Pepper and Kinky.

The Los Cabos Open Of Surf is partnering with the Alana Blanchard Foundation this year. Alana Blanchard will be working with a specialized panel of surf experts, to discover and determine which female surfers have the level of talent necessary, but not the level of financial support, to excel at the highest levels of the sport. Selected athletes will be given an ABF sponsorship to help them to achieve their goals in the sport of surfing. We caught up with Alana to get some insight leading up to the big event.

"Cabo is unique in that it has miles of undeveloped coastlines to explore. The beach breaks are similar to Southern California, yet the summer and fall water temps are similar to Hawaii. Cabo offers surf for beginners to advanced surfers, all within a short drive of town. It’s a pretty special place to surf," Alana commented about the surfing experience in Cabo.

Los Cabos has been a favorite destination for traveling surfers since the early 70's and one visit and you will know why. Los Cabos is home to an endless variety of waves to choose from as well as plenty of extracurricular activities for out-of-water fun. The short flight from Southern California makes Los Cabos a great weekend trip or if you truly want to enjoy all this town has to offer, a week might not even do the trick. Beautiful year-round weather, inviting local culture and cuisine, world class fishing, incredible resorts, and of course, epic surf. With South Swell season coming in hot this will only enhance Mexico’s biggest surf event.

"This event has always been a favorite of mine which I why I chose to partner with it and launch the Alana Blanchard Foundation there this year. Fun waves, a very fun and interactive beach scene, evening events, and of course surfing action from some of the best female surfers and pro juniors in the world," Alana said.

"This event is special because it is one of the only Women's 6000 events on the qualifying tour. It draws the top female surfers from around the world. Boardwalk Productions and the Los Cabos Tourism Board create a super-premium event experience where most of the competitors make it into a vacation with family and friends because it’s their favorite place to go all year," Alana said.

"Los Cabos is a beautiful place. It has a warm and welcoming atmosphere, the people are awesome, and there’s some of the best hotels and restaurants in the world. When I was competing on tour, it was important for me to compete in this event for the ratings points, but now I come because it's fun, and I have such a great time being with friends and support the girls that are competing," Alana said.

Where to Stay:
Cabo Surf Hotel & Spa - The Cabo Surf Hotel & Spa is a quaint 36-room boutique beach hotel. Situated right off the tourist corridor, the resort is on one of the top surfing beaches in the San Jose Bay, Acapulquito also known as Old Man’s.” The resort has an on-site surf school and rental shop that operates year round, although the best time to visit is between March and November. Guests can enjoy a taste of Mexican, Asian and Mediterranean fusion cuisine at the on-site restaurant - 7 Seas Seafood Grille.

The Surfer Villa at The Cape, A Thompson Hotel - The Villas at The Cape, A Thompson Hotel in Cabo San Lucas offer a unique and secluded luxury experience right off the resort. The private Surfer Villa features a private front patio with direct access to the beach, a swimming pool, wet bar, outdoor dining space, lounge seating area and a BBQ that all face the famous El Arco. The space has a maximum occupancy of eight people and features three bedrooms, private bathrooms, craft cocktail bar, gourmet mini bar and full kitchen. Guests receive round trip airport transfers, a complimentary surfboard rental for a maximum of two boards per day, a complimentary pool cabana day experience, daily breakfast at The Ledge Restaurant, personal concierge service, chef’s daily turndown amenities, a daily selection of snacks and cocktails among many other exceptional offerings.

Hotel El Ganzo - Boutique hotel that celebrates diversity, creativity, artistry and sustainability. It’s a place where individual expression reins, and guests can indulge and enjoy Los Cabos like never before. Spa treatments and gourmet cuisine rejuvenate the body, while music and art feed the soul. The resort also has a private beach club, where guests can relax. This was a spot that Alana Blanchard and her friends experienced during her last visit to Los Cabos.

Where to Eat:
Asi y Asado - enjoy some of the region’s most authentic tacos, ice cold beers and specialty cocktails

Farm to Table offerings include:
Flora Farm is a ten-acre organic farm in the Sierra de la Laguna Mountains of San Jose del Cabo. Flora’s Field Kitchen is the farm’s restaurant, serving up a variety of handmade healthy family meals. Enjoy Pain L’ancienne baguettes, ciabattas, sourdough and more handcrafted breads from their wood oven. All of the meats served at this fine location come from their nearby 150-acre ranch and ingredients are selected by hand from their own fields.

Authentic cuisine with local flair can be found at Acre; a 25-acre farm adjacent to San Jose del Cabo. Enjoy a combination of urban tastes paired with local Baja ingredients and take in the natural beauty of the surroundings. The restaurant serves up a blend of creative foods and cocktails made from local ingredients, so your food and drinks don’t travel far from farm to plate or glass.

Sunset da Mona Lisa features breathtaking views of the Arch and sophisticated European cuisine. Guests can indulge all their senses, and feast on impeccable Italian and seafood dishes with the highest quality service. Sunset da Mona Lisa recently unveiled a stylish Taittinger Terrace Oyster and Champagne Bar, where diners can enjoy the finest Taittinger champagnes, flute by flute.

La Lupita Taco & Mezcal is located at the center of San Jose del Cabo and features live music on weekends. Enjoy a variety of gourmet tacos, artisanal beers and mezcal at this exceptionally trendy spot. La Lupita is a popular destination for locals and tourists alike and gets packed during San Jose del Cabo’s art walks.

Go for Drinks:
For those looking for Los Cabos’ non-stop action, head over to Cabo San Lucas where popular hotspots include The Office on the Beach, Cabo Wabo, The Mango Deck, El Squid Roe and many others.

More quaint evenings can be enjoyed in Cabo San Lucas’ sister city, San Jose del Cabo. Enjoy local brews at Baja Brewing Company or opt for more unique cocktails at La Revolucion, where well-known mixologist Osvaldo Vasquez serves up his specialty drinks.

Baja Brewing Company

Activities beyond the Surf:
San Jose del Cabo Art Walk: San Jose del Cabo boasts a thriving art district, home to a number of galleries that showcase the works of Mexican and international artists in a variety of mediums; Art Walks are held Thursday evenings, November through June.

Excursions with Cabo Adventures:
Swimming with dolphins
Luxury & sunset sailing
Snorkeling & scuba diving
Hydro fly-boarding
Cabo Pulmo snorkeling & diving adventures
Swimming with whale sharks in La Paz

Cabo Adventures

For more information, visit: Los Cabos Open of Surf

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