For the first time being held on the beautiful city of Rio de Janeiro - Brazil, Battle of the Paddle Rio is expecting entries from all around the globe. Exactly like Battle of the Paddle in Dana Point - CA, SUP athletes will be racing for over $25,000 in cash & prizes - the largest on offer in the sport of SUP.
The Battle of the Paddle Rio is an ocean festival that includes races and demonstrations for all ages and skill levels. From beginners, to family and company relay teams, to high intensity elite competition, Battle of the Paddle is a showcase for the world’s fastest growing water sport.
The Elite Race, Open Age-Group Race, Distance Race, SUP Surf Relays and Kid’s SUP Race. Each category includes racing between courses marked by buoys in the water and transition to beach run, to complete their lap - which can be from one to three times, depending on the category.
Meet the world’s best makers and manufacturers of SUP equipment, check out their latest designs and innovations and purchase these goods at steep discounts. Naturally there will be demo boards and paddles of all shapes and sizes available for those who want to perfect their stroke or even try SUP for the first time.
Event was RESCHEDULED for October 2013. Specific dates and schedules to come soon!