The Guajataka Downhill Festival, held every year in Quebradillas, Puerto Rico, is just around the corner: today! The festival goes from January 20 to 22, 2012. Today, Friday January 20, the Guajataka Downhill 6 will offer a welcome cocktail will be hosted at Hotel Guajataca from 6:00 to 9:00pm. The organizers remind us that this will be the last chance for any international or local racer to finish registration and/or payment for participation.
Keep in mind that part of the festival weekend includes the Guajataca Music Festival. On Friday, the line-up includes rock bands Vivanativa and La Secta. On Saturday, featured artists include Cultura Profética (reggae band) and live Dj’s Lady Liquid, Dj Xtasys, Z Boys, and Dano (electronic, dubstep, D&B, house, and electro fusion). Sunday features the well-known indie rock band Indigo and reggae band Yerba Bruja.
Also on Sunday, January 22, Guajataka Downhill will be hosting the “Underground Surf Series” Local Surf Contest event on Guajataca Beach.
See video of a Guajataca 2012 pratice run here (with music by Skrillex, “Ruffneck Bass”—love it!):
For photos of last year’s races, see http://www.longboardism.com/cgi-bin/mt/mt-search.cgi?search=Guajataca+Downhill&IncludeBlogs=2&limit=20