Friday, May 18, 2012

International Surfing Day Benefit Paddleboard Race in La Parguera

The surfing and SUP community from around Puerto Rico are invited to participate in the island's International Surfing Day 2012 event being held as a paddleboard race in La Parguera, Puerto Rico, on June 23rd, at 9 am.  This event is being organized by the Surfing Federation of Puerto Rico and the Rincon chapter of the Surfrider Foundation to raise funds to help protect Puerto Rico's oceans, waves, beaches, and reefs for the enjoyment of all people through conservation, activism, research, and education.  Proceeds from the race will help benefit the Rincon chapter of the Surfrider Foundation, and their volunteer driven water quality monitoring, reef restoration, and outreach and education programs.  Funds will also help booster the Surfing Federation of Puerto Rico to enhance the sport of surfing on the island.  International Surfing Day is a worldwide celebration of the sport of surfing and an opportunity to give back to our coastal environments.  Founded in 2005 by Surfrider Foundation and Surfing Magazine, International Surfing Day has gone from just a handful of local observances in the United States to more than 200 events in 30 countries worldwide.  For more information on International Surfing Day,   visit

La Federacion de Surfing de Puerto Rico junto con el capitulo de Rincon de Surfrider Foundation invita a toda la comunidad de surfing y SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard) a participar de "La Parguera Stand Up Paddleboard Race" como evento oficial del Dia Internacional del Surfing 2012.  Este se llevara a cabo el sabado 23 de junio de 2012 a las 9:00am (registros comienzan a las 7:30am) en las facilidades de Aleli Tours, La Pargura, Puerto Rico.  Los fondos recaudados seran dirigidos a promover programas educatios, investigaciones, restauraciones de arrecifes  y activismos para la conservacion de nuestros mares y sus recursos naturales y a la vez seguir creciendo el deporte del surfing en Puerto Rico.  El Dia Internacional del Surfing es una celebracion a nivel mundial fundada en el 2005 por Surfrider Foundation y Surfers Magazine,  para promover el deporte del surfing  y a su vez brindar una oportunidad para dar de nosotros a nuestas costas.  Esta celebracion hoy dia ha pasado de ser una actividad local a mas de 500 eventos en mas de 30 paises a nivel mundial.  Para mas informacion sobre International Surfing Day, puede visitar la pagina 

Lugar/Location:  Aleli Tours, La Parguera, Puerto Rico

Elite 7 miles
Open 3 miles

Cuando/When:  June 23rd 2012
Registros comienzan a las 7:00
Registration begins at 7:00 am
Corrar comienzan a las 9:00
Race begins at 9:00 am

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Paddleboard Eco-tours in the La Parguera Nature Reserve with Aleli Tours

Aleli Eco-tours in La Parguera has partnered with the chapter of the Surfrider Foundation in Rincon where Aleli will donate a portion of the costs associated with the tour to the chapter's water quality monitoring program, reef restoration efforts, ban the plastic bag initiative, outreach and education efforts, and general operating costs.  The guided tours are offered to groups of 4 to 6 people and include paddleboards, a 2 hour tour, boat-taxi back to the dock, snacks and beverages.  Click here to see the Aleli Eco-tours trip report blog with photos from recent outings.  To set up your tour call Aleli at 787-390-6086 or 787-436-8300 or visit Aleli's site.