Done. That was a fun weekend. Congratulations to Candice Appleby and Mo Freitas for making it a clean sweep of the event, with fighting efforts from Bicho Jimenez, Fernando Stalla and Laura Quetglas.
Click through for results, pics, video and to relive the live blog play-by-play. Oh and congratulations to Stalla for very narrowly edging me out in the epic main event: The Beach Flags Showdown..
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It’s only been a month since the excitement and drama of the BOP California but we’re already gearing up for the Battle of the Paddle Brasil. On November 22nd and 23rd we’re going to see Brazil’s finest stand up paddlers go up against a handful of international elites (Candice Appleby, Fernando Stalla and Mo Freitas are confirmed so far).
After the inaugural BOP Brasil was held north of Rio de Janeiro twelve months ago, this year’s event is heading way down south. And from all reports the new location is going to be a lot more SUP-racing-friendly. → READ MORE
So you thought the SUP racing season was over huh? Nope… The SUP racing season is never over.
While the Battle of the Paddle may have come and gone for another year, there are still plenty of big stand up paddle races left to run before New Year’s.
From Perth to Paris, Bora Bora to Brazil, here are four of the biggest… → READ MORE
Fancy a trip to Brazil? Here’s your excuse: Registration for next month’s Battle of the Paddle Brazil (or Brasil for the purists) is now open.
As we announced last month the 2014 Battle of the Paddle Brasil is in Florianopolis, a long way south of its inaugural home at Cabo Frio twelve months ago. The other big change this year? Prize money… → READ MORE
Dust off your skimpy beach outfits and brush up on your Portuguese: The Battle of the Paddle Brazil is set to return bigger and better this year.
The 2014 Battle of the Paddle Brazil (or Battle of the Paddle Brasil for the purists) will be happening on the weekend of November 22nd & 23rd. Prize money has been ramped up to $25,000 and the whole event is moving south. → READ MORE
Brandi Baksic and Fernando Stalla have made a clean sweep of the first ever BOP Brazil, winning both the Elite and Distance races ahead of some strong local talent that included Luiz Guida, Vinicius Martins, Joseph Cerdas and Barbara Brazil. → READ MORE
Less than 24 hours until the Battle of the Paddle Brazil hits the water… Less than 24 hours until the first ever BOP outside the USA gets underway…
With the main event site a hive of last minute activity today, the Mad Scientist (Jimmy Terrell), Tarzan (Fernando Stalla) and myself headed off in search of an adventure. There was a strong Southerly side-wind blowing across the main beach, so we decided to drive South to the next headland and see if we could find our first Brazilian downwinder. This is how it went… → READ MORE
Brazil here we come. The 2013 Battle of the Paddle Brazil, presented by Quickblade, is only four days away. That means it’s only four days until the Party on the Praia (That’s “beach” in Portuguese… See what we did there? It totally rhymes.) and time to start getting excited.
In four days we’ll see the first ever BOP Elite Race outside the USA. We’ll also the Open Race, Distance Race, Relays and all the other parts of the Battle of the Paddle that we know and love. All with R$25,000 on the line. By the way; see that beach up top? That’s where we’re racing. Not a bad little spot huh.
In four days we’ll see whether the locals can step it up and lay claim to their hometown race, or if one of the traveling international elite can spoil the party. Speakings of parties, that’s what this event is going to be all about in my opinion. Fun times on the beach in an exotic locale. It’s Brazil. It’s the beach. It’s going to be a whole lotta fun… → READ MORE
We’re only 10 days away from the next big race on the calendar: Battle of the Paddle BRAZIL.
This is the first time that the BOP, aka the race that started it all, has left the United States and will be an interesting experiment in the expansion of this iconic event. It’ll also be a lot fun, pretty much guaranteed. I mean c’mon, it’s Brazil… What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think Brazil? Exactly.
But if you can’t join the party don’t despair. While you might not get to sip cocktails and enjoy the “view” on the white sandy beaches North of Rio, you can still follow the fun on SUPracer.com. Thanks to Quickblade Paddles you can follow the whole Brazilian adventure starting today and leading up to full coverage of the race itself on the weekend of October 26th & 27th. → READ MORE
Registration for the Battle of the Paddle Brazil is open, as the world’s most iconic SUP race gets set to leaves the USA for the first time in its six year history. During the weekend of October 26 & 27 we’ll see the famous BOP format played out on the beaches of Cabo Frio, a quiet surf town just to the North of Rio de Janeiro.
If you’re not familiar with this event then check out our Battle of the Paddle Brazil race announcement from last month. But basically: The BOP Brazil is the same event from California that we know and love, only in a way more exotic location. If you ever wanted a good excuse to visit South America then here it is… → READ MORE
It’s official: The Battle of the Paddle Brazil is ON, with organisers today confirming new dates and a new location today as the iconic SUP race gets set to leave U.S. shores for the first time this October.
The venue and the name have changed slightly but everything else looks the same. Battle of the Paddle Brazil will have the same BoP format the same BoP prize money that we know and love from California, but in a much more exotic locale… → READ MORE
What is set to be one of the biggest SUP races of 2013, the Battle of the Paddle Rio, has been postponed. The event was due to happen on April 5th, 6th & 7th, but has now been moved to October.
The event is definitely not cancelled, it’s just postponed until October. The decision was only just made and the official announcement went straight up on the official BoP Rio Facebook page.
We’re going to chat with the organisers this week and give you more details on why this happened, as well as what sort of fun we can expect in October. It’s a major bummer that this happened (especially if you already booked flights), but hey, it’s Rio… and it’s the Battle of the Paddle… how can it not be fun? → READ MORE
We stumbled on this short clip of Jay Sparky Longley (Rainbow Sandals supremo and founder of the BoP) and Gerry Lopez talking about the Battle of the Paddle Rio. In case you missed the news last week, the Battle is heading to Brazil in April 2013.
Not much meat in there but it’s still cool just to hear the words from Sparky and Gerry themselves (and as we promised, we’re gonna bring you every last bit of news about the Brazilian Battle of the Paddle ;-)
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As we mentioned the other day, the Battle of the Paddle is heading to Brazil.
Now you can check out the preview clip for the 2013 Battle of the Paddle Rio. There’s not a whole lot of new stuff in there, it kinda just looks like a tourism ad for Rio (which it pretty much is). But hey, it’s the Battle of the Paddle… and it’s Brazil… I get the feeling we’ll be posting anything and everything related to the BoP Rio over the next six months :O → READ MORE
It’s official: The Battle of the Paddle is heading to Brazil.
The Battle of the Paddle Rio will be happening from April 5th-7th, 2013, with the world’s best SUP racers set to duke it out on the world famous beaches of Rio de Janeiro.
The Battle of the Paddle Rio will have the exact same format as the Battle of the Paddle we all know and love from Dana Point. The Elite Race and Open Race will be on Saturday 6th April 2013, with the Distance Race, Kids Race and Relays on Sunday 7th. → READ MORE