Stonefish Skateshop is urging local skater youth to use their noggins' and wear a helmet. Skateboarding is a relatively new sport to Sayulita, and offers an alternative to surfing for those who prefer to board on land rather than the sea. With the immense growing popularity of the sport, came ramps and little skate parks around the North end of Sayulita, where Stonefish is located.
Sayulita's own local boxing hero, Romario Cardenas Ruiz, brought home a silver medal to Sayulita, after a tough loss in the championship bout of the Olimpiada Nacional tournament in Baja. However, cheers, applause, praise and proud-faced friends greeted him upon his return home. El Sayulero had the chance to sit down with him and his boxing club, to learn his story and his quick rise to the top.
Primary school Revolucion Mexicana and Sayulimpia teamed up this Wednesday morning to perform a river clean up, in order to clean the trash from Sayulita's riverbed. They implemented this project just before the start of the rainy season, in order to keep it from flowing into our ocean and onto our beaches! Talk about pre-emptive and pragmatic!
The Casa Clu Youth Community Center located in San Ignacio is a place where the children of San Ignacio can learn and develop their skills through art, games, activities and sports. The Casa Clu center and the various programs offered to youth is spearheaded by Jessica Zepeda along with other volunteers which initiated three years ago after realizing there was a huge need for such a center in San Igancio. "Many children in San Ignacio do not have the opportunity to attend school. At Casa Clu, children have a place where they can interact, communicate, play, be creative while learning important life skills" says Jessica Zepeda who confirms that approximately 70 children are now involved in Casa Clu and their programs.
Festival Sayulita 2014 is calling you to our paradise! The first annual Festival Sayulita is a unique gathering for all lovers of Mexico, Film, Tequila, Food, Music and Surf to be held January 16-18th. The idyllic coastal town of Sayulita provides a scenic, bohemian background perfect for this international festival. Creative and provocative films will be shown in various venues throughout the town. Additional events include tequila and food pairings, master tastings, beach-front film venues, private screenings, lecture series, and live music.
Residents and visitors of Sayulita got a special treat last weekend as a couple live bands performed in our small town, one of which was a very famous pop-rock band, Mana. Although only two members of the normally four-member band performed in Sayulita the show was incredible and fans of Mana got to enjoy listening to some of their best and most classic Spanish rock tunes.
Three promising Optimist sailors from the state of Nayarit have been selected to represent Mexico in international competitions during July 2013. Partially sponsored by Todo Vela Mexico, these sailors need additional help to cover their expenses. Keven Avila, a local Sayulita secondary student is one of the participants invited to compete in Bermuda at the North American competition.
Three local surf talents, Dylan Southworth, Adrian Rodriguez and Leila Takeda are heading to Santa Catalina, Panama to participate in the ISA World Surfing Games. There will be six representatives from Mexico all together and three of those six come from our own pueblo, Sayulita. Friends and Family will be cheering on our local surfers at the World Surfing Games from May 4th to May 12th.
Right away I have to tell you that escaramuza means "skirmish" and what it is, in horse parlance, is a group of women, beautifully costumed, showing off their excellent equestrian skills. And, from what I saw last Sunday at the riding circle, it was exciting for viewers and very difficult for the women doing the riding.
Marco Ojeda is the “dog whisperer” of Mexico and has extended his services to Sayulita with Canes Dog Rehabilitation and Training Services. We have all had that family pet that we love do something or act someway that made us wonder what to do with it next. Do we find a better home, give it to a rescue agency, or is there an option? There is now. Marco works one on one with you and your pet in your home to correct behavioral issues, personality problems, aggression, fear, and emotional stress.
This past Wednesday, April 17, Toilarte Gallery opened and closed on the same cool evening in the upstairs powder room at Casa Elisa in Sayulita. Many artists and art lovers attended the event. In the small, 50-square--foot square gallery, a large group of paintings was hung and several paintings were sold.
What is an Escaramuza event in Mexico? It is a traditional, Mexican competition and choreography performed on horseback by young ladies who participate in "Charreria", Mexico's national sport of horseback riding. Teams are made up of all female participants, between 8 and 10 young ladies per team who are dressed in traditional dresses representative of Mexico and must perform a rehearsed routine to music incorporating various techniques and manoeuvres on their horses. For the first time, Sayulita will be hosting an Escaramuza event on Sunday April 21st.
Life in Sayulita has such beautiful moments when the community will come together to help one another, pay it forward, and build up some really good karma. In this particular instance, I’m referencing the ever popular clothing exchange. These events are quite often posted on Sayulita People on Facebook and are quickly spread by word of mouth. I have been here for years and never participated until the other night.
In a world full of chemicals and pollutants, El Espresso is giving us options for our health.Utilizing the natural choices that Sayulita offers, they put the freshest ingredients on the menu whenever they are in season.Right now it's farm fresh, free-range, organic eggs.These are always available, but their chickens went crazy and currently there is a massive surplus of these delicious eggs.Typically a small fee of ten pesos is added for this preference, but right now, they are used with no extra charge.
Only a few days back I walked the beach weaving in and out of tents packed so tight down the strip you couldn’t see ten feet in front of you. Now the beach has become once more the Sayulita we love so well. After a massive effort from all who enjoy walking our soft sands, the trash has been bagged, the people have returned home, and Sayulita has become the sleepy tourist town we’re accustomed to.
It is now!Many have passed the north end of the beach and have seen the new lifeguard tower, but not many have seen the lifeguards who sit from 10:30-6:30 every day watching the water to make sure there is not another unfortunate loss off our beach.The Civil Protection Service of Mexico, which is comprised of the fire fighters and lifeguards, has stepped in for Semana Santa and Semana Pascua to guarantee safe vacations and swimming for us all.
YamBak Bar, on the southeast corner of the plaza, is prepared to take Semana Santa to the next level with an amazing music line-up, home brews, and a schedule to keep us rockin’ till the wee hours of the morning.Even the inside has gotten a fresh new look displaying local artist Zoey Glavicich and works from the famous José Guadalupe Posada.
There’s an old saying of, ‘if you can’t beat them, join them,’ and I have!Semana Santa seemed slow this year as the beginning of the week yielded nothing, but as of Thursday all the buses started pouring in, the streets filled, and the holy holiday truly began.The beach is now a sea of brightly colored umbrellas from Don Pedros to La TerrazOla.People are swimming, dancing, hula-hooping, and soaking up the sun as they celebrate and party hard.
There are a lot of surfers in Sayulita but I think art is also making waves here. And I have it from first-hand experience. Last year, I set out to do a story on art in Sayulita for Sayulita Magazine where I interviewed many artists and learned about their work. I was delighted with the range of talent.
If you were one of the lucky ones to have seen this precious tradition in Sayulita, you already know that spring is issued in on March 21st by appointing a child prince, princess, king, and queen.Many of you have thrown your coins in the boxes placed around town with a picture of a beautiful little girl or boy.Those children were this year’s candidates.