Mexico SUP Tour Coming to La Paz

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On April 18th and 19th, Mexico’s SUP (Stand Up Paddle Boarding) Tour will be arriving in La Paz for two days of fun competition.

In recent years, the practice of paddle board as a sport has grown significantly in the area. Both locals and visitors to La Paz, as well as water enthusiasts of all ages, have taken up the sport.

Brian Harker, owner of Harker Board Co on the malecon of La Paz, is the promoter of Mex SUP Tour competition that will be held for the first time in the capital of BCS. Prize money amounts to 150,000 pesos and those interested in competing may enroll in the category that best suits them, including the 4K Technical, Kids, Relay, 10K Distance and Amateur. For more information, call 12 27661.

Harker feels SUP is an important sport to practice, not only as a tourist or recreational attraction, but also as a way of staying healthy throughout a lifetime. He recalled that when he moved to La Paz seven years ago, he was practically the only one practicing the sport. But gradually, the number of participants has increase and today, he said, you can see up to 30 people out in the Bay of La Paz enjoying SUP.

Meanwhile, Sergio García, a member of the MEX SUP organizing committee for this month’s competition said that this type of activity is part of a series of races being done in various parts of the country. Local participants will have the opportunity to race against world-class competitors, as well as some members of the national team.

Garcia also mentioned that the Bay of La Paz is an ideal place to practice SUP and he invites everyone to join in the fun, as he considers the sport a great way to enjoy ones time.

Mexico SUP Tour is the official Stand Up Paddle Tour of Mexico that consists of a series of races and surf contests to grow the sport of SUP in Mexico.

The competition will get underway Saturday, April 18th at 9:00 am in the morning on the malecón and 5 de Mayo, in front of Harker Board Co.

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