It’s an unlikely combination but SUP, turtles and tequila mix seamlessly in Mexico, at the Los Cabos Classic. The multi-race event, presented by SUP Mexico, will be held on the sandy shores of Los Cabos from Nov. 4 to 6, with all proceeds benefitting the Don Manuel Orantes Turtle Camp.
Racers get a full weekend with racing, demos, clinics and Mexico’s premiere liquor. Opening ceremonies (limited to racers and sponsors only) will begin with a turtle release, followed by happy hour with hors d’oeuvres and Clase Azul Tequila.
Saturday will kick off with the 10-mile Point to Point (P2P) race, with competitors paddling from Punta Gorda to Palmilla. The only board class allowed for the weekend will be 12’6. A 30-minute boot camp and SUP demos will follow the P2P, along with an SUP Clinic with professional paddlers Candice Appleby and Anthony Vela. A short, kids’ race will take place in the afternoon, along with the Eco Warrior Essay/ Drawing Contest awards. The day will wrap up with P2P awards and a Tropical Caribbean Party with live music.
The 4-mile Elite/Open race will start Sunday morning off, with the entire course inside the calm waters of Palmilla Bay. SUP continue and includes a special SUP Fishing Clinic with Mike Doyle scheduled for midday. Wrapping up the weekend will be awards and closing ceremonies with a second turtle release, followed by a beach party and concert by Kilometro Band. – Shari Coble
Friday, November 4th
4:30- 6:30 p.m.: Opening Ceremonies
5:15 p.m.: Turtle Release
• Hors d’oeuvres, Beer & Clase Azul Tequila Provided
• Racer Registration & Packet Pick up
Saturday, November 5th promotion
7:00 a.m.: Racer Registration (ages 15+ only)
8:30 a.m.: Racers depart for Punta Gorda (start point)
10:00 a.m.: ModuVated Beach Bootcamp (30 min)
10:00 a.m.: 10-mile Point to Point Race, Punta Gorda-Palmilla, (approx 3 hours)
11:15 a.m.: James Pribram Presentation
10-12 p.m.: SUP Demos
2:00 p.m.: SUP Clinic with the Pros (Candice Appleby & Anthony Vela)
2:45 p.m.: Kids Race
3:45 p.m.: Eco Warrior Essay/Drawing Contest Awards
4:00 p.m.: P2P Race Awards
6:30-10 p.m.: Tropical Caribbean Party @ Don Sanchez Event Center ($350 pesos @ the door, Dinner, Drinks & Live Music Included)
Sunday, November 6th
8:00 a.m.: Racer Registration
8:45 a.m.: Racer Meeting
9:00 a.m.: 4-mile Elite/Open Race
11:00 a.m.: SUP Demos
12:30 p.m.: Relay Race (4-person team. Minimum 1 female per team)
2:00 p.m.: Mike Doyle SUP Fishing Clinic
1-3 p.m.: SUP Demos
4-9 p.m. Closing Ceremonies/Awards – Tacos, turtle release, awards ceremony and a beach concert by Kilometro Band.
For more info: Supmexicoclassic.com
To register now, click here.
For special hotel rates, email: Supmexico@gmail.com
To ship your board ($100 r/t or $50 one-way): Alaskaair.com