The 2013 Standup World Series will kick off next week in Chilean Patagonia, with the best standup racers in the world gathering from March 14-17 in one of the most rugged landscapes in the world. There will be a distance race as well as a series of sprint races. Check out the trailer above for a little teaser of Chilean scenery and action. Click here for more detailed information.

This year’s World Series will also hold events in locations such as China, France, Germany, Maui and Chicago. The paddlers’ top three races, plus the final event at Turtle Bay on Oahu, will determine this year’s Standup World Series Champions.