Costa Rica SUP, Masters & Longboard Surfing competition in Malpais

Costa Rica National SUP Team member Rolando Herrera, photo by Carlos Arias

Costa Rica National SUP Team member Alvaro Solano, photo by Carlos AriasThe Costa Rica National Circuit of Stand-up Paddleboarding (SUP), Masters and Longboard Surfing will come to Malpaís for the third competition in the 2015 season on May 23 and 24.

On Costa Rica’s southern Nicoya Peninsula, the beaches of Malpaís and Santa Teresa attract visitors from all over the world who come to surf, do yoga and enjoy one of Central America’s top tropical beaches. The Costa Rica National Surfing Circuit’s fourth 2015 competition was held recently in Santa Teresa Beach on April 18 and 19.

SUP racer Edith Garcia, photo by Freedom Riding SUPStand-up paddleboarding (SUP) is fast growing in popularity in Costa Rica. The competition in Malpaís at the end of this month will have 11 categories: SUP Surfing, SUP Race (18 and 9 km), Recreational SUP board (9 km), SUP Race Female (9 km), Longboard, Masters and Masters Women (35+ years), Grand Masters (40+), Kahuna (45+), and Grand Kahuna (50+). The final competition of the season will be July 20 and 21 at Boca Barranca by Puntarenas.

In other Costa Rica SUP news, the Costa Rica National Stand-up Paddle Team will compete with the best teams in the world at the fourth annual ISA World Standup Paddle and Paddleboard Championship (WSUPPC) in Sayulita, México, from May 10 to 17.

Costa Rica National SUP team, photo by Costa Rica Surf Federation

Stand-up paddleboarding in Malpaís and Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

The clear waters of Santa Teresa and Malpaís, Costa Rica are ideal for stand-up paddleboarding. The sport is a great all-body workout, is relatively easy to learn, and is lots of fun. There is no better way to explore the southern Nicoya Peninsula coastline and no wetsuit is needed in this warm water!

Stand Up Paddling in Santa Teresa Costa Rica

Current surf conditions for Santa Teresa and Malpaís are reported daily by Magic Seaweed and Malpaís Surf Cam.

Standup Paddle Boarding Santa Teresa Costa Rica

Where to stay in Malpaís and Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

One of the best beachfront hotels in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica is Hotel Tropico Latino. Directly on the beach at beautiful Playa Carmen, Hotel Tropico Latino is a charming, relaxed barefoot luxury hotel that offers Costa Rica beach vacations, Costa Rica surf vacations and Costa Rica yoga retreats. Playa Carmen was awarded the Ecological Blue Flag this year by the Costa Rican Tourism Board for being one of the cleanest beaches in the country.

Santa Teresa Beach Hotel Tropico Latino
Hotel Tropico Latino
works with Freedom Riding SUP Costa Rica in Malpaís for stand-up paddleboarding tours.

Find out how to get to Santa Teresa Beach in Costa Rica from our blog article.

Article by Shannon Farley

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