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Andrés Adriazola. Rodrigo López. Backflip

The SUP Surf has taken force in Chile, the level of penetration of the sport has been important, that is why in 2015 a group of Sup Surfers from the central area of the country decided to give life to a Stand Up Paddle Surf Championship. The primary idea was and continued to be that of contributing to the development of this discipline, each day more present in the main points of our country. The first thing we decided was to give the league an open character, allowing the participation of national and foreign runners, who frequently visit the Chilean coasts. This is how we have received important visits from Peru, such as Jose “Jarita” Gomez, Peruvian champion of SUP Surf in 2014 and Tamil Martino, Gold medal in the 2014 Bolivarian Games. Both runners demonstrated with solids their scrolls about the Chilean wave, which allowed them to take the first place in the respective dates in which they participated.

R. López

A. Adriazola

The first year of competition showed us a great level of our runners, the good conditions of waves allowed the development of four entertaining dates that ended up crowning as Champion Mario Pepe, a rider of Concón, Chile who with constancy and good maneuvers has been a constant animator of these two years of competition. Mario, currently team raider of the Kokua brand, is preparing his participation for the third league championship. 128

The girls have also animated our league and we counted on the participation of Paulina Valdes, Chilean national of the modality. For the second year of competition, motivation not low and local competitors continued to animate the league, it is important to note that among the usual competitors are the Chilean nationals of the discipline Sup Surf and Sup Race, such as Claudio

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