February 20, 2012
by Christopher Parker (@wheresbossman)

[PICS/VIDEO] World Paddle Champs Opening Ceremony

The ISA World Standup Paddle and Paddleboard Championship kicked off in Peru today with a fun (and very colourful) Opening Ceremony.

The ISA are never one to skimp on the festivities, and from what the paddlers are saying, it’s set the event off on an awesome note.

Check out all the pics below, and stay tuned to SUPracer for complete coverage of the ISA World Standup Paddle Championship.

The Sand Pouring Ceremony (every team brought sand from their home country)

The ISA’s flamboyant Mr. President – Fernando Aguerre

Photo credits: GetUpSUPMag, SUP-Guide.com, Torrelly’s Martins, Angie Jackson, the ISA