Rosarito Beach held a sand sculpture contest this weekend, and the builders were still busy at work by the time I got there around 2:30 p.m. that Sunday. Shortly afterwards, the mayor of Rosarito Beach, Hugo Tores, inspected the 30+ entries as journalists chased after him with their cameras. The winning entry for the Baja Sand contest was an octopus. Second place went to a version of the Titanic and third place went to a design with an eco-friendly message created by employees of the Baja California water agency. Here are a few of the other entries:
A face with a mohawk hair cut…
A snowman made of sand…
An Aztec pyramid…
The twice-a-year Rosarito-Ensenada bike ride – celebrating its 30th year – takes place this Saturday,Sept. 26. About 5,000 riders are expected to participate in the event, according to a press release from Rosarito Beach’s communications office:
Participants can register online for $45 through www.BetterSignUp.com, or they can register on the day of the event for $50 at the Rosarito Beach Hotel. More information is available at www.RosaritoEnsenada.com as well as www.rosarito.org
If you are more in the mood to loll around than to flex your calves, another option in Rosarito Beach this weekend is a sand castle contest on Sunday, Sept. 27, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in front of the Rosarito Beach Hotel.
According to Rosarito Beach’s communications office, registration and further information is available at firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com or by calling 661-612-0200 or 661-612-0396 in Mexico or 619-730-1871 in the United States.
Video of Rosarito-Ensenada bike ride posted by BajaGeoff on YouTube.