The path to Peru and the ISA World Stand Up Champs continues to gather momentum, with another national team announcing their lineup of competitors today. Mexico has a strong paddling and surfing scene and its team could realistically take medals in any or all of the events next month in Miraflores.
The racing side of the team will be led by none other than Fernando Stalla, the current Hennessey’s World Champ and all around elite paddler. Fernando is a genuine threat in every race he enters, so look for him near the pointy end of the field during both the Short Course and Long Distance races. Fernando will be joined in the SUP races by Javier Jimenez and Veronica Nava.
>>> Meet the paddlers – check out the Team Mexico Photo Gallery
The Mexican SUP team will also be coached/trained by one of the fittest Stand Up Paddlers you’ll ever meet: Ryan Helm. That’s a name most SUP racing fans should be familiar with, as Ryan scored a bunch of big results and placed #10 on our Top 12 of 2012. Ryan lives in Mexico but was born and raised in the States, with an early rumour suggesting he’d actually be spearheading Team USA’s racing squad. But it looks like he’s sticking with his Mexican friends, meaning it’ll be one of the fittest and most well-drilled teams in the competition.
Check out the full team that’ll competing in Peru below and follow the “Sellecion Mexicana de SUP” (Mexican National SUP Team) on their official Facebook page.
Team Mexico – 2013 ISA World Stand Up Paddle and Paddleboard Championship
SUP Racing Men
Alternate: Diego Martinez
SUP Racing Woman
Alternate: Martha Diaz
SUP Surfing Woman
Jose Luis Caselin