November 4, 2012
by Christopher Parker (@wheresbossman)

Fernando Stalla Claims Hennessey’s Title, Goes From :( to :) In 24 Hours

Fernando Stalla has just won the Elite Race at the 2012 Hennessey’s World SUP Championships in Cabo, Mexico. The victory, along with his 2nd place in yesterday’s Distance Race, was enough to give him the overall championship title ahead of Chase Kosterlitz and Ryan Helm.

So Fernando is a pretty happy guy right now, though only 24 hours ago he was totally disappointed with having to settle for 2nd. It’s fun being able to watch paddlers’ reactions to victory and defeat as they happen…

“!!! Second place in the Distance Race after leading for much of it :(”

“:) 🙂 🙂 ! 1st place in today’s Elite Race, with Ryan Helm 2nd and Chase 3rd, which means I won the overall World Championship! Chase 2nd and Ryan 3rd overall. Thanks to Rogue SUP for the board that went really good! To Punta Sayulita for the suport, to SUP Mexico for organizing a great event, to Quickblade Paddles,to David from Surfing Cabo as well as the members of the Sayulita Surf Club.”

…as a side note, I really wouldn’t take Bing with you when you’re travelling to Mexico.