Dec 092015

Rucco Surfer Reunion 2015, Playa Linda, Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Mexico

The eighth edition of Surfer Rucco meeting took place this past Sunday with more than 80 participants from Canada, USA, and the Mexican localities of Colima, Mexico City, Acapulco, and Zihuatanejo. Children, adolescents, and adults competed in this traditional event organized by Leonel Pérez of Catcha L’Ola Surf Shop (

The conditions at Playa Linda were difficult but the competitors did a good job working the waves and giving the spectators a great show.

In the children’s category the kids were so stoked that they wanted to get out into the waves on their own without their adult companions to help them.

In the girls competition the current national champion, Kristal Hernández, had no difficulty beating her opponents. A pleasant surprise came from Sahian Guerrero, who came in first in the sub 15 category and second in free style.

In the SUP competition, winner Mario de León shone despite the difficult conditions, choosing his waves wisely to come in the SUP winner of the day.

The best part of the competition was the Rucco category of seasoned surfers fifty years and older… some of them “legends” who initiated this sport in Mexico and elsewhere in the world. The Rucco Surfer category champion for 2015 is Alfonso Polidura of the\ Federal District.

Information and photos courtesy of:

Isaac Avila, Press Office, Mexican Surfing Federation

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