Inaugural Ultimate Waterman's Challenge Debuts at The Cape This August

An exterior image of The Cape // Photo by Thomas Hart Shelby

The inaugural Ultimate Waterman Challenge (UWC) is debuting in Los Cabos this August, bringing a four-day celebration of adventure, music, wellness and philanthropy.

From August 24 to 27, there will be water sports exhibitions with industry professionals which will include a surf competition, aerial surf shows, spearfishing challenges and stand-up paddle boarding. There will also be live music played on The Cape, a Thompson Hotel’s sixth-story rooftop lounge. All exhibition events will be free to the public, though there is a requested $10 donation for rooftop concerts. 

This inaugural event comes in conjunction with The Cape, professional surfers Tim Curran and Rob Machado, Los Cabos local and adventure/tour operator Alex Vidal of InCabo Travel, the Los Cabos Tourism Board and Quiksilver surf shop.

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World Surf Champion Damien Hobgood // Photo by Thomas Servais
Celebrity participants will include multi award-winning professional surfer Machado, World Surf Champion Damien Hobgood, veteran professional surfer and musician Curran, Mexican surf icon and professional surfer Diego Cadena, World Champion stand-up paddleboard racer and spearfishing master Fernando Stalla, spearfishing and frediver professional Sarah Ruth, and surfer for Quiksilver and Baja local Emiliano Cabello, among others.

UWC is committed to recycling, composting and sustainably managing 100 percent of the trash accumulated from the event, the release said, in an effort to “preserve the natural environs it calls home.” Continuing these initiatives, there will be a cycling or “pedal power” program to support energy needs and to reduce the event’s carbon footprint and will commence in a volunteer-led beach cleanup effort. Ninety percent of the event’s promotional materials will be digitized and a portion of the proceeds from event sponsors are set to go to support Desarrollo Integral de la Familia, a local Cabo charity dedicated to serving special needs children and families.

A guestroom at The Cape // Photo by Thomas Hart Shelby
With this festival in mind, The Cape is now offering its “Ultimate Waterman’s Challenge” package, which includes VIP round trip airport transfers, daily breakfast for two, two complimentary surfboards for use during guests’ stay and overnights in any of the resort’s guestrooms. The hotel is located along Monuments Beach, a world-renowned surfer’s destination near the southernmost tip of the Baja California Sur Peninsula. 

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