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Wind, Water & SUP–Bucerias Classic 2011, April 30-May 1

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We love living in the aquatic playground that is Banderas Bay (and the Pacific Ocean), and each year, the sports enjoyed on the water are celebrated in the Bucerias Classic Regatta. At this year’s event, scheduled for April 30-May 1, windsurfing and kitesurfing will be joined by the explosively popular sport of Stand-Up Paddle surfing (SUP).

The Bucerias Classic takes place on the beach at the Casa Blanca, Galeana #16, Bucerias.

Organized by Pacific Paddle Surf, the “Battle of Bucerias” SUP event is now an official part of the Bucerias Classic 2011. This exiting competition will feature intermediate and expert races to push the levels of our local and visiting athletes. Here are the details of the SUP events:

SUP RELAY & FUN RACE April 30th 10:30 am

There is an SUP event for EVERYONE! If you have never tried Stand Up Paddling before then get three friends together and sign up for the SUP fun relay. check the course map for the SUP Relay, it will be held on Saturday April 30th 2011. If you don’t have a board, send an email to afiner@mac.com and reserve one of the Pacific Paddle Surf fleet for you and your team.

ELITE RACE April 30th

Nascar meets Paddle boarding as the racers jockey for the hole shot position into corner one!… check this “Elite Race” video from the Punta Sayulita Classic just a few weeks ago, a similiar course designed by Pacific Paddle Surf’s Adam Finer.

The Elite race will be Saturday April 30th at 12:30 pm. Check the course layout and send an email to afiner@mac.com if you have any questions, or would like to help out as a volunteer.

DISTANCE RACE May 1st

The Distance race will be held on Sunday May 1st. There will be some transportation provided from Bucerias to Destiladeras to drop off paddlers for the race start. To participate, send an email to afiner@mac.com or, if you would like to help out as a volunteer.

This race will be in three classes

  • 12’6 – stock class, boards are restricted to 12 foot 6 inches mono hulls.
  • Open – Unlimited length paddle boards
  • Outrigger Canoes – OC1?s and OC2?s or any other type of Kayak.

Registration will be at Casa Blanca Bucerias on Friday April 29th after 6pm. or Saturday April 30th at 8:00 AM. Cost is $200 pesos per competitor and includes drink tickets and event t-shirt.

There will be prizes awarded to all SUP races and classes accordingly.

Any questions or comments or if you are interested in being a volunteer please email afiner@mac.com.

For more on SUP activities in the area, visit: Pacific Paddle Surf.