Just a short drive up the coast from beautiful Punta Mita is the charming coastal village set to host this year’s ISA (International Surfing Association) World StandUp Paddle and Paddleboard Championship (WSUPPC) – Sayulita, Mexico. Kicking off the ISA World Championship Series, this year’s event is the first ever SUP World Championship to be hosted in Mexico! For those of you lucky enough to be in Nayarit for this world-class event, the trip to Sayulita is one that is definitely worthwhile. Just 25 miles north of Puerto Vallarta, and half that from Punta Mita, this picturesque coastal village of 5,000 people is lined with quaint shops and restaurants. Beginning May 10th with the customary Opening Ceremony, the ISA WSUPPC competition will commence on May 11th and finally announce the victorious teams at the Closing Ceremony, scheduled to take place on May 17th. The WSUPPC is comprised of four distinct areas, including StandUp Paddle (SUP) Surfing, SUP Racing Technical, SUP Racing Distance and Paddleboard Racing (Technical and Distance). Check out a Video from last year’s event in Nicaragua. Those teams battling it out for the gold in this year’s World Championship include three time gold medalist, Australia, last year’s silver medalist USA as well as South Africa, Spain, France, New Zealand and newcomers Hawaii, Holland and the US Virgin Islands. The growth in participation worldwide means exciting progress for this fairly new event and this year’s competition promises to be the toughest yet! Not able to make it to Sayulita? No problem! Watch these incredible athletes compete live beginning May 10th, right here: http://isawsuppc.com. You might just be inspired to give StandUp Paddleboarding a try for yourself!

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