The battle has begun... The 2014 reef acapulco pro surf open presented by monster
Translation: Heido Sundstrom
There’s no deadline that can’t be met and this Thursday morning, the highly anticipated Reef Acapulco Pro Surf Open (presented by Monster) kicked off at Playa Bonfil. There were decent waves for both the bodyboarders and shortboarders alike.
Municipal Government Officers were present at the inauguration of the contest, making one sense the support of the government in making surf contests like this possible, while promoting local and state beaches that are perfect for practicing this extreme sport.
In the bodyboarding heats, the more experienced competitors passed in the top spots but tomorrow may be a different story, as they’ll be competing against the previously advanced competitors that will join the action and create some fierce competition.
At the main tower, the shortboard pro’s ignited the crowd with impressive tricks and maneuvers. The one that stood out was 15-year-old Johnny Corzo from Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, who selected a long left tube that he exited with a few extra tricks and rode practically all the way to shore. The wave nabbed him a 9-point score from the judges, leaving Douglas Silva from Hawaii in Second Place.