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New Champions In The Who’s Next 2014


Translation: Heido Sundstrom

Sayulita, Nayarit is always active as far as surfing is concerned, with events of all types of categories. This time, the party was for the smallest of the small in the second edition of Who’s Next, the ‘factory of champions’ that searches for the new generations from Sayulita and around Mexico.

We were able to see big figures in the world of surfing join the organization of the Sayulita Surf Club, helping the kids in the water catch the waves easier as well as surfing alongside them.

At the time of the awards, happy with their gifts, trophies and diplomas that they are sure to put on proud display, the new generation came in strong, thanks to the clubs, associations and community who are watching them grow every step of the way.

Sports are a great way to teach children important life lessons and the surfing in Sayulita is at a very high level, providing a challenge for even the youngest of surfers. There’s also a great sense of community spirit there that is unique and felt by all who pass through.

The Sayulita Surf Club had the pleasure of organizing the Who’s Next children and youth surf festival, as it wrapped up its second edition, presented by Riviera Nayarit. The event took place this past weekend on March 15th and 16th, with a fantastic group of 82 kids and young people from San Blas, San Pancho, Sayulita, Bucerias, Punta Mita and Colima. Eño James fought for the glory of the Junior Open but it was Marco Mignot who took possession of the COPA, while Ori Icaza became champion of the 9 – 13 Year Old Category. New champions arose, and we present you with the results listed below:



Under-18 Junior Open
1. Marco Mignot (Sayulita)
2. Ori Icaza (San Pancho)
3. Eño James (Sayulita)

9 - 13 Year Old Category
1. Ori Icaza (San Pancho)
2. Nano (Punta Mita)
3. Marco Mignot (Sayulita)

4 – 8 Year Old Category
1. Enzo (Sayulita)
2. Wheeler (Sayulita)

Girls Under-18 Category
1. Aida Ponce (Sayulita)
2. Julia Castillon (Sayulita)

Girls 9 – 13 Year Old Category
1. Sofia Quiñones (Sayulita)
2. Jensen Hasburgh (Sayulita)
3. Leilani Gonzales (Sayulita

Many thanks to the Sayulita Surf Club and to Wicked Fotos. 

Photo: ed.dorsett