December 3, 2012
by Christopher Parker (@wheresbossman)

Fun Times In Puerto Rico: Paddle Royal Race Video

In case you somehow missed it, the $20,000 Paddle Royal was held on the weekend in San Juan, Puerto Rico, with Danny Ching and Candice Appleby taking home the cash and bragging rights (check out the finalised Paddle Royal race results).

From all reports it was an awesome weekend: a very well organised event with great racing and in a kickass location. You can get a taste of what the paddlers were enjoying in this clip from Saturday’s Distance Race. This shows the massive line of paddlers heading around the first turning buoy, not long after the start of the 8.5 mile race.

Just for the record, the first guy round the buoy in this video is France’s Eric Terrien (who would go on to finish 2nd). Eric is followed by the Fanatic duo of Chase Kosterlitz and Paul Jackson, with eventual winner Danny Ching rounding the first buoy in 4th spot.

The chopper circling above makes it look totally boss.

(…you may have to watch it on Facebook to get HD enabled)