At the Marina Pez Vela in Quepos, Costa Rica on Dec. 13 and 14, 2014, athletes will compete in four events in the popular sport of stand-up paddle boarding. There will be a 300-meter time-trial race, a 300-meter competitive race, an obstacle course, and distance racing in three events: 1.5, 4.5 or 9 kilometers. The competition is open to three categories: adults, teens and children.
First place in each event will win prize money and medals will be given. All participants will be gifted event T-shirts. Both spectators and participants can enter a raffle for a new paddleboard from Riviera Paddle Boards.
To participate in the Manuel Antonio Stand-Up Paddle Games 2014, fill out the registration form here.
Quepos and Manuel Antonio in Costa Rica are known for being a water sports paradise. The Pacific Ocean here on the Central Pacific Coast is spectacular. Now through the end of December is humpback whale-watching season in Costa Rica and you can almost always see dolphins.
Stay minutes from the Manuel Antonio National Park, the town of Quepos and Pez Vela Marina, at Shana Hotel & Residence. The Manuel Antonio Costa Rica hotel features first-class rooms and suites with ocean and rainforest views, an ocean-view restaurant, spa services, and exceptional hotel amenities.
Manuel Antonio is a top vacation destination in Costa Rica, and was named one of the Top 25 Beaches in the World for 2014. Manuel Antonio is 20 minutes by domestic flight from the capital city of San Jose, or a couple of hours by car.
Article by Shannon Farley