As the flagship event for this revolutionary sport in our region, the sixth annual 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 $26,000 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. We make it easy for you to come paddle in PR. We offer top of the line race and recreational board rentals, an awesome host hotel right on the beach and racing for all skill levels and boards types,
Thursday December 5th is Day One of the inaugural BIC SUP One Design World Championships. In this one-of-a-kind event, which is the Grand Finale of a full season of over 300 one design events worldwide, all racers use the exact same board, Outside Magazine’s “Gear of the Year” 12’6 WING SUP. The day’s activities will include registration, a chance for the international field to practice and a race clinic for participants by BIC SUP professional racer Eric Terrien.
Friday December 6th is Day Two of the BIC SUP One Design World Championships. With multiple races and formats, this action packed, exciting day will culminate in the crowning of the first ever BIC SUP One Design World Champions!
Saturday December 7 will be all about long distance racing. The Pro and Elite course will start 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 under several bridges to finsih in front of friends and family.
The afternoon will feature an amazing SUP event for kids of all ages . In the evening a raffle will keep the competitors close as they enjoy chance to win thousands of dollars worth of prizes from our many sponsors.
Sunday’s events will consist of cardiovascularly challenging short races inside the lagoon and the second day of the BIC Wing One Design Series with the evening festivities focused on the awards ceremony where we will hand out beautiful trophies and cash prizes to the winners and placers in all the divisions.
Paddle Royal 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