Change of date! The 2012 Paddle Royal San Juan Sup Cup with 20.000 US$ prize money will now take place on December 1st and 2nd 2012. We also hear it might be the first race of the 2013 Stand Up World Series.

Here’s the link to the report and photos from this year’s Paddle Royal Race in an amazing setting with US$ 15.000 in price money. We have been told the 2012 event will be even bigger and better, here is the updated 2012 event information. One month to go for Paddle Royal 12 there are already 43 pre-registered from 6 different countries. 10 Badass Men, 2 Badass Women, 12 NotSoBadass Men and 2 NotSoBadass Women, 2 Juniors, 7 Weekend Warrior Men and 6 WW Women, 3 Keikis under 11, 13 Women total and 30 men.

As the flagship event for this revolutionary sport in our region, the fifth edition of the Paddle Royal – The San Juan SUP Cup is the richest SUP competition held in the Caribbean. Velauno Paddleboarding, with the help of several sponsors, is putting up over $20,000 in cash prizes plus trophies and raffle items! This amazing event brings together the Worlds Best SUP Pros, the Caribbean’s Top Elite SUP racers, ambitious amateurs and the kids fleet on a scenic tour of San Juan and the Condado Lagoon.


Saturday, December 1

will see the start for the Elite Racers in beautiful Condado Lagoon. From there, the fleet crosses under the Dos Hermanos Bridge into the challenging Atlantic Ocean and heads west, downwind along the North Coast of San Juan. The 500-year-old El Morro Castle welcomes the competitors into the protected San Juan Bay. Racers are treated to the most spectacular views of the old city as they work their way upwind among stunning cruise ships back to the lagoon. After over 8 miles of hardcore paddling, the last stretch is a smooth water paddle over the crystal clear waters of Condado Lagoon to a beachfront finish in front of hundreds of spectators.Meanwhile, the Weekend Warriors compete inside the beautiful Condado Lagoon in a 3 mile, multi-lap course that has them cross several bridge to finsih in front of friends and family.

The afternoon will feature an amazing SUP event for kids of all ages and the evening’s raffle will keep the competitors close as they enjoy the random distribution of thousands of dollars worth of prizes by our many sponsors.
Sunday, December 2nd
Sunday’s events will consist of cardiovascularly challenging short races inside the lagoon with the evening festivities focused on the awards ceremony at the host hotel, the beautiful Conrad Condado Plaza, where we will hand out beautiful trophies and cash prizes to the winners and placers in all the divisions.
The event will receive major coverage by the local mass media and international sport magazines and websites. VelaunoTV will create a special edition commemorative DVD and showcase the event on local TV and via its You Tube Channel.
Go here to learn about the different classes, divisions and to register at a huge savings -> PreRegistration
Event Details:
Date: Saturday and Sunday, December 1-2 at the Condado Lagoon
Racing Classes: 14′ and 12’6” Pros, 12’6” Weekend Warriors, Keiki (kids)
Prizes: $20,000 in Cash plus Trophy Prizes
Elite LD: Course 8.5 miles
WW LD: 3.5 miles
Lagoon Sprints: Short intense races inside Condado Lagoon
International Competitors: We have very strong interest from all over Europe, Asia, Australia, PR, California, Florida and the Virgin Islands. Last year we had over 135 competitors. This year we expect over 200 competitors among all the divisions.
Host Hotel: Conrad Condado Plaza is right on site and offering deeply discounted rooms (limited availability!)
Event Highlights: Free SUP tryouts, Kids Races, Waterfront Concert, Prize Raffles, International Press Coverage, Full DVD Video Production
Spectator Attendance: While hundreds of people witnessed the event first hand last year, thousands enjoyed the action via VelaunoTV, Facebook and our YouTube Channel.

Visit the events website here:


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