Good news for SUP lovers! Stand Up Paddle Mexico
and Punta Sayulita have teamed up to organize SUP Classic as part of the Mexico SUP Tour. The event will take place from March 20-22 in Sayulita.
The main focus will be on the Elite and Distance race, in which a number of paddle board pros will compete against each other for a slice of the over $10 000 USD in prizes.
The event will kick off with a Kids’ Clinic on Friday afternoon in which volunteers will teach children the basics of stand up paddle boarding as well as offering them the opportunity to just have fun on the beach. This project is for the benefit of children who are attending Casa Clü (http://www.lacasaclu.com/), a children’s community center in neighboring San Ignacio, a land-locked village about ten minutes south of Sayulita. The remainder of the day will be dedicated to an amateur paddle surf competition on Sayulita’s main break, which will be followed by the Professional paddle surf competition during Saturday and Sunday.
The main event on Saturday will be the Elite race, where several local “stars” will compete against the visiting Pros. Definitely a race not to miss!
The distance race takes place on Sunday, which will be followed by the prize ceremony on the beach. For paddlers who don’t feel ready to take on the champs, there will be a 4 km amateur race with separate categories for women and men as well as a 2 km FUN race for anyone ready to experience their first SUP competition.
In addition to Punta Sayulita, other sponsors of the Punta Sayulita SUP Classic are the Riviera Nayarit Tourist Association, AeroMexico, Riviera Paddle Surf and the Kupuri hotel from Sayulita. It is rewarding to see how many smaller local companies are interested in either sponsoring the event or helping out with its organization.
Stand Up Paddle Mexico has acquired considerable experience in organizing SUP competitions over the years. Each year, Mexico SUP Tour take place in 8 different spots across Mexico. They have become the best-known and most-attended SUP tournaments in Latin America.