Dec 172015
 

In memory of Evencio García Bibiano XXX. Place: Playa Bonfil, Acapulco

This Saturday and Sunday, December 19 and 20, 2015, surfers will honor Evencio Garcia Bibiano, Mexico’s first national surf champion, who was born on the Costa Chica of Guerrero, on the 30th anniversary of his disappearance.

Acapulco beaches

Acapulco beaches

He was an excellent swimmer, worked as a lifeguard, won countless local, state, and national surfing tournaments, and was awarded the first national surfing championship in Petacalco, Guerrero in 1978.

Evencio disappeared on November 3, 1985 during a state selection event at Playa Bonfil in Acapulco. After taking his last wave, only his surfboard emerged from the sea. His body was never recovered despite a long and intensive search.

The prize purse for this memorial event will be $30,000 pesos.