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Paddle Board Challenge at Garza Blanca Preserve

Stand Up Paddle Race in Puerto Vallarta Hosted by Garza Blanca Preserve and Vallarta SUP & Surf.

Sunny skies, salty surf and the thrill of competition is coming to Puerto Vallarta this November 16 and 17, with SUP races open to everyone 12 years of age and older. Paddle boarding is a gentle way to explore the local coastline and take in the mountain views of the city, but not this time. Be ready for adventure, speed and determination to compete in your choice of three different races, the Technical Race, the Relay Race or the Garza Blanca Challenge!

  • location_on Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa
  • date_range November 16 - 17, 2019
  • timer 8 AM - 2 PM

ENTRIES ARE CLOSED.


Stand up Paddle Race in Puerto Vallarta

The Itinerary

On Saturday, November 16, begins a day of preparation to get your muscles ready and brush up on your board skills. Garza Blanca is offering a yoga class from 8 to 10 am to get your body in top form for the upcoming races! This is followed by a paddleboard clinic from 10 to 1 to hone your technique and connect with your board on what may be unfamiliar waters for some. Or you can just have fun!

The races begin at 8 am on November 17th! The Technical Race is from 8 am to 10 am, followed by the Relay Race from 10 to Noon and last the Garza Blanca Challenge from Noon to 2.

The races

Winners and Awards

awards

The Garza Blanca Challenge

Open category 13-39 years

1st. place: $5,000 MXN
Trophy & medal
Quiksilver cap & wallet

2nd. place: $2,500 MXN
Medal & Quiksilver callet .

3rd. place: $1,000 MXN
Medal & Quiksilver cap.

Men

Places Junior8-12 years Open13-39 years Master40+ years
1st. Trophy & medal
Quiksilver cap & wallet
Spa / a relaxing massages
for 1 couple at Spa Imagine (30 mins.)
Trophy & medal
Quiksilver cap & wallet
Romantic sunset toast certificate
(on a boat / 1 couple)
Trophy & medal
Quiksilver cap & wallet
2nd. Quiksilver wallet & medal Quiksilver wallet & medal Trophy & medal
3rd. Quiksilver cap & medal Quiksilver cap & medal Quiksilver cap & medal

Women

Places Junior8-12 years Open13-39 years Master40+ years
1st. Trophy & medal
Roxy purse & Quiksilver cap
Spa / a relaxing massages
for 1 couple at Spa Imagine (30 mins.)
Trophy & medal
Roxy purse & Quiksilver cap
Romantic sunset toast certificate
(on a boat / 1 couple)
Trophy & medal
Roxy purse & Quiksilver cap
2nd. Roxy purse & medal Roxy purse & medal Roxy purse & medal
3rd. Roxy purse & medal Roxy purse & medal Roxy purse & medal

Mixed team

Places Mixed team (4 competitors: 2 men, 1 woman and 1 kid)
1st. Trophy & medal (for each team member)
Quiksilver cap
Quiksilver wallet (Only for men)
Roxy purse (Only for women)
2nd. Medal for each team member
3rd. Medal for each team member

Men

Places Junior
8-12 years
Open
13-39 years
Master
40+ years
1st. Boutique certificate $1,000 MXN Boutique GB
Trophy & medal
Quiksilver cap & wallet
$5,000 MXN
Trophy & medal
Quiksilver cap & wallet
1 night stay at Garza Blanca Puerto Vallarta (EP plan for 2 pax)
Trophy & medal
Quiksilver cap & wallet
2nd. Quiksilver wallet & medal $2,500 MXN
Quiksilver wallet
Quiksilver wallet & medal
3rd. Quiksilver cap & medal $1,000 MXN
Quiksilver cap
Quiksilver cap & medal

Women

Places Junior
8-12 years
Open
13-39 years
Master
40+ years
1st. Boutique certificate $1,000 MXN Boutique GB
Trophy & medal
Roxy purse & Quiksilver cap
$5,000 MXN
Trophy & medal
Roxy purse & Quiksilver cap
1 night stay at Garza Blanca Puerto Vallarta (EP plan for 2 pax)
Trophy & medal
Roxy purse & Quiksilver cap
2nd. Roxy purse & medal $2,500 MXN
Roxy purse
Roxy purse & medal
3rd. Roxy purse & medal $1,000 MXN
Roxy purse
Roxy purse & medal

ENTRIES ARE CLOSED.

Special Guests

Felix García - Certified Instructor ASI

Felix García

Vallarta Sup & Surf

Kaori Cristina Yoga Vallarta

Kaori Cristina

Yoga Teacher

Terms & Conditions

Please note that paddle boards are for hotel guests only. Local participants should bring their own board and paddle. Limited availability to 100 competitors.
The Technical Race

The Technical Race

This race is great for athletic beginners or those warming up for the Garza Blanca Challenge! There will be a series of buoys marking a circuit course that will consist of three laps creating a total distance of 3 kilometers. Each athlete will go around the buoys one lap, exit the water, follow a guided run, re-enter the water and complete the second lap and so on.

The Relay Race

The Relay Race

You will form a team of four people with two men and two women, so grab your favorite adventure couple and hit the waters! Be sure they skills for land and sea as each person will be required to paddle 500 meters and run 10 meters before passing the baton to their partner. The race is not complete until all four members of the team have completed their course and passed the baton.

garza blanca challenge

The Garza Blanca Challenge

Agility and endurance are required in this race as each contestant must run 100 meters through a gauntlet of obstacles along the beach, then swim 100 meters to their board, swim with their board another 100 meters to their paddle and finish with a 2.5 miles (4km) paddleboard circuit!


Activities Program


NOVEMBER 16

8 - 10 AM
Yoga Class

10 AM - 1 PM
Paddleboard Clinic


NOVEMBER 17

8 - 10 AM
Technical Race

10 AM - 12 PM
Relay Race

12 PM - 2 PM
Garza Blanca Challenge

2:30 PM
Award Ceremony

Félix García Ramos

Félix García Ramos

Vallarta Sup & Surf

Place of birth: Puerto Vallarta, Jal.

Age: 33 years

I began the profession of PaddleBoarding in 2010 with the company "Pacific Paddle" located in Bucerías Nay.

After working 5 years I decided to open my own business, and "Vallarta Sup & Surf" was born. I have been working in this business for the last 3 years, and I have had a lot of opportunity for growth and knowledge for future projects.

I found my passion for surfing when I was 12 years old, and I am still enjoying the waves.

felix garcia paddleboar puerto vallarta

felix garcia paddleboar puerto vallarta
felix garcia paddleboar puerto vallarta
Kaori Cristina

Kaori Cristina

Yoga Teacher

Kaori Cristina began her yoga practice in 2010. At the beginning the yoga practice had a physical aim, and afterwards it discovered the mental and emotional benefits. Yoga has become a healthier and happier lifestyle, because of these changes, it plans to complete its yoga training in 2015.

Kaori had the pleasure to study with Davanna Yoga in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco and received her 200 RYT certificate, being registered as a yoga teacher by Yoga Alliance. In the summer of 2016, Kaori pursues her SUP yoga certification with BIG Power yoga de Houston, Texas.

In 2017, Kaori moves to Puerto Vallarta to focus on her career as a yoga teacher. With almost 10 years of experience in yoga, Kaori includes Yin, Hatha, and Vinyasa in her classes. In her free time, Kaori enjoys water sports like diving and to go rowing on the SUP boards. She also has a love for cooking and tries to share her knowledge on how to have a fresher and healthier diet.

Kaori Cristina

Kaori Cristina
Kaori Cristina