January 13th, 2015
RELEASE for Press:
Thanks to all the Legenday surfers that assisted for today January 13, 2015 meeting at the new Maria’s Beach Luxury Vacation Rental . The wonderful press conference was set up on the beach house that was where Maria Acevedo served coffee and snacks to the surfers in the 1960s. Then the surfers named the surf spot, “Maria’s Beach “ on of the best surfing spots in Puerto Rico. The press had the pleasure to meet Maria’s grandson, Russ Acevedo the owner of Maria’s Villa on the beach. Russ hosting as the Acevedo’s have always done and Monty Smith of Legend Surf Classic put together this press conference. We had the pleasure to meet several Puerto Rico surf legends: Rogelio Varas, Eric Fridman & and a some from Florida & California. Lisa Muir Wakley, and Rob Brown. The super stars, Fred Hemmings and Nat Young will be arriving tonight and Thursday January 15th. They will be giving a speach and will be interviewed in our second Press Conference Friday January 16th morning at the Mayors office in Rincon.
During the press meeting we had the honor of having the presence of the mayor of the town of Rincón, Carlos Lopez Bonilla ; to to give support to the President of 2nd Legend Surf Classic, Monty Smith; and to comfirm that the municipality is helping with fixing up the roads and in helping with the different agencys to make this a great event this weekend (Friday January 16 through Monday January 19. The mayor also reminded us how much the town has changed since 1968. The World Contest of surfing made the town a landmark for tourism since the 1968 World Surf Competition at Domes Beach, Rincón .
The meeting gave a kick-start to introduce legends, staff of the event and community groups and members, such as “Surf Rider Foundation”, Surf Instructor’s and Mentors: Robert Ferrer, Ramses Morales and Anthony “Goyi” Zabaleta, Eggie Rodriguez, Rolegio Varas, Eric Freedman & Erneso Zambrana were here today all to help with this event. Everyone is excited to help make this experience memorable to the public and history for the town of Rincón.
The schedule is :
Friday January 16
10am 2nd press conference with World Famous Fred Hemmings & world famous Nat Young giving a speach.
11 am Press and Legends moves to Cooperativa Bank for Signing a Surfboard made specially for this event.
7pm Opening Party for Legends & Contest Contestants & Public
Saturday, January 17th
8am Contest starts at Marias Beach or Domes Beach
Contest Surfing SUP surfing Yoga events all weekend
7pm LEGEND SURF CLASSIC BEACH PARTY at Parador Villa Antonio at “The Playa Beach Bar & Grill” entrance $40.00
Sunday, January 18th
8am continues or finishes (depending on surf) Sunday or Monday
5 pm Awards Ceremony and trophy awards
Monday January 19th
4:30pm Special Coctails at the Villa Cofresi for Fred Hemmings.
Press conference Friday, January 16th, at the office of the Mayor in Rincon, Puerto Rico.