The 5th Annual Pura Vida Ride Paddle Battle Stand-up paddle board race will take place on Saturday November 14th, 2015 at Las Catalinas, Playa Danta, Guanacaste, Costa Rica.
Pura Vida Ride was the first to organize stand-up paddle board races in Costa Rica 5 years ago. Each year the race route has changed slightly however always in the picturesque bay at Playa Danta. This years event will have 2 race distances: the 9 km Elite Race weaving through the islands, and the 3.5 km Sprint making 3 laps around buoys right in front of the beach. The day will finish with a Family race which is an adult and child (or dog) paddling one lap around the Sprint course. There are Men's and Women's categories for each race as well as two board categories: 12'6" Race board class, and the Stock board class which is an all around board shape under 12'6".
Inscription cost is $30 in advance payable at Pura Vida Ride, or $40 on race day starting at 7:00am. One inscription covers both races.
Elite Race will begin at 9:00am, the Sprint at 11:30am, and the family race at 1:00pm. Awards will be at 2:00pm.
Medals and prizes will be awarded to the top 3 finishers in each race, category, and class.
Race Sponsors are Las Catalinas, Riviera, Chums, Pura Vida Bracelets, Camelbak, Smith, Otis, Freestyle watches, Rip Curl, and Sweet Waterwear.
Details of the event and updates will be posted on the Facebook Event Page:
Hope to see you there!