The Aragas Magallanes Paddle Challenge presented by Stand Up Latino and powered by Big Foot Adventures Patagonia will provide the most spectacular opener imaginable for the 2013 Stand Up World Series. The area of Patagonia where the event will take place has long been known as a paradise for hiking and nature lovers, amidst the imposing glaciers and unique waterways that make it one of the most striking destinations in the world.

As a testament to just how broadreaching the sport of Stand Up Paddling is and led by the driving forces behind its growth in Chile, Philip Muller (Editor in Chief and co-founder of Stand Up Latino – – Spanish speakers leading online sup site) and Arnaud Frennet (Co-founder of Stand Up Latino and current SUP National Racing Champion – Naish), the goal of this groundbreaking event is to invite world class competition set to one of the most striking backdrops in the world. You might well have seen some imagery from Arnaud and Philip’s visit to Patagonia last year, as they caught the global media’s attention with this unique and alluring destination: check out a look back at this adventure by clicking here
Beyond the stunning scenery and elaborate adventure the visiting athletes will experience at this event, the area provides highly competitive long distance and World Series Sprint racing courses that will challenge the world’s best and provide a fitting opener to the 2013 World Series. Furthermore, with a $20,000 prize purse up for grabs, this promises to be a lucrative and prestigious stop for the lucky Champions. The event will run from the 14th – 17th March.
Check out this totally awesome trailer:
The Magallanes Paddle Challenge will be stop 1 of the World Series, but also of its South American leg, with stop 2 being the Ubatuba Pro in Brazil, on the 13th – 14th April. Stay tuned for more details of this exciting South American adventure.
More 2013 SUP Races are here.