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The 2014 ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championship will be held between 3rd-11th May 11, on Lake Nicaragua and La Boquita, in Nicaragua.

The third edition of the event will attract the best men and women from around the world in search of individual gold medals in SUP Racing, Paddleboarding, SUP Surfing, and the coveted Club Waikiki-Peru World Team Champion Trophy.

In Olympic mode, teams compete for medals and the honor of representing their countries. The excellence of competition reaches its highest level as each participant defends his or her flag.

SUP surfers will ride ocean waves at La Boquita, on the Pacific coast of Central Nicaragua, while the SUP and Paddleboard flatwater racers will compete on the northwest area of Lake Nicaragua, in Granada, which is the oldest colonial city of the country.

Lake Nicaragua is the largest lake in Central America and the 19th largest in the world. Over 200 SUPers and Paddleboarders from 28 countries will compete in the event. It will feature seven divisions for men and women.

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