“Surfing with Nixon,” surfing with a cause, returns to the Riviera Nayarit

  • The second edition of this famous event focused on kids with different abilities will be held at Playa Varadero in Nuevo Vallarta on Tuesday, March 10.

The Pasitos de Luz foundation will host the second edition of Surfing with Nixon, a surf therapy event focused on children and teens with different abilities that will be held at Playa Varadero in Nuevo Vallarta on March 10.

This second edition is taking place thanks to the international collaboration between the Surfing with Nixon foundation in the United States and Surfers with a Cause of Mexico and will involve more than 30 surfers from the communities in Sayulita, Banderas Bay, and Puerto Vallarta, led by well-known surfer Geovanni Pérez.

Chris Jacobs, from the Pasitos de Communication and Events office, said the main objective of the event is to help improve the quality of life for children and teens with different capabilities—especially those on the autism spectrum—offering them modified surf therapy, as well as promoting the lasting benefits of said therapy.

Geovanni Pérez, organizer of the event, added:

“Our aim is to involve people with autism, their families, siblings, caregivers, therapists, surfers, and the community in general in the most inclusive, integral, and compassionate experience available, one that celebrates the therapeutic benefits of simplified surfing. The program’s mission is to discover the potential of people with developmental disabilities, and support awareness of the problems of autism and scientific investigation.”

Surfing with Nixon, Varadero Beach. (Photo: Pasitos de Luz).

Surfing with Nixon also has the support of the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and the Banderas Bay Hotel and Motel Association (AHMBB).

“This event goes hand in hand with our destination’s ‘signature’ activities, including surfing. We are very pleased to lend our support to these events with a cause as part of the social responsibility actions the Banderas Bay Hotel and Motel Association (AHMBB) and the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) are regularly involved in,” said Jesús Carmona Jiménez, president of both entities.

Surfing with Nixon México (© Photo: Sebastian Tron).

About Surfing with Nixon

  • Surfing with Nixon (www.surfingwithnixon.org) was created by Daniel Romney. This nonprofit organization based in Phoenix, Arizona, has for the past seven years offered children with different abilities the opportunity to experience surfing. Romney now wants children in Mexico to share in the benefits of this therapy.
  • Surfers with a Cause (Facebook.com/Surfistas-Con-Causas-Riviera-Nayarit) is a group of surfers based in the Riviera Nayarit whose mission is to dedicate their talents to bettering the communities in which they work.
  • Pasitos de Luz is a non-profit organization based in San Vicente, Nayarit that supports disabled children with limited resources.


2nd Surfing with Nixon

Date: Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Where: Playa Varadero, behind the Villa Varadero Hotel, Nuevo Vallarta.

Families and organizations can confirm their participation with Geovanni Pérez, surfing organizer, at: 322 116 2816.

For more information, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/pasitosdeluz2/ or call via Whatsapp at 322 137 1890.


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).