Tuesday, March 12, 2019

The Riviera Nayarit supports the Pasitos de Luz charity event


  • Twenty-five children with disabilities will take surfing lessons in Nuevo Vallarta, helped by the best instructors in Bucerías and Sayulita.


A group of 25 area kids with disabilities will enjoy one of the coolest water sports around during the “Surfing with Nixon” event on March 14, 2019, together with Pasitos con Luz and Mexican instructor Geovani Pérez.

Daniel Romney, originator of the event, is the founder of Surfing with Nixon (www.surfingwithnixon.org), a charity based in Phoenix, Arizona that helps kids with disabilities—especially those with autism—, giving them the chance to try their hand at surfing.


According to Romney, it has been proven that water therapy offers lasting benefits to kids with special needs, with surfing being particularly effective.

The activity will be held on the beach at Nuevo Vallarta behind the Villa Varadero hotel, where 20 local professionals from the Sayulita Surf Co. and Bucerías Surf schools will teach the kids how to hop on the boards and ride the waves.

This is the first time this event is held in Mexico, a copy of other successful events that have been held in the United States according to a release shared by Chris Jacobs from the Events and Communications office of Pasitos de Luz in Casa Connor.




Jacobs mentioned plans to make this an annual event and invite more children as well as big sponsors such as Quiksilver and Hurley.

“Everyone is welcome to come to the beach at Hotel Villa Varadero on Thursday to watch the kids surfing for the first time. You’re going to love it!” said Jacobs.

The event begins at 10 a.m. and runs through 2 p.m. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/pasitosdeluz2/ or send a WhatsApp message to 322 137 1890.


“Surfing with Nixon” event on March 14, 2019, together with Pasitos con Luz and Mexican instructor Geovani Pérez.

A place for surfing
Supporting this type of charitable events is part of the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and the Bahía de Banderas Hotel and Motel Association’s (AHMBB) social commitment. “This event also goes hand in hand with one of the signature activities of our destination: surfing,” said Marc Murphy, managing director of both entities.

The Riviera Nayarit is one of the best destinations in Mexico to practice surfing. It offers some of the best reef breaks in the world and there are over 30 spots for surfing with long or short boards or enjoy the challenging stand up paddle, with waves ranging from small for beginners to gnarly ones for the pros.

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The Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and the Bahía de Banderas Hotel and Motel Association (AHMBB) continue to strengthen the promotion of the destination, helping to position it on the domestic and international maps with the support of the Government of the State of Nayarit via the Tourism Promotion Trust (Fiprotur).

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