Pau Hana Surf Supply continue their training in San Ignacio, Belize for the ultimate race, La Ruta Maya River Challenge! Four days and 170 miles of river racing on a paddleboard is my kind of adventure! Just looking at the photos gets my heart racing. For the first time in my life, I’m living vicariously through someone else. While I’m waiting for the best adventure of my life, the arrival of my baby girl, Shane is about to embark on an eye-opening adventure of his own. Check out Todd Caranto (Pau Hana), Nicholas Troutman (trainer), Shane Perrin (paddleboard La Ruta Maya racer), Doug Death (cameraman), and Jessica Wunderlich, (photos) as they prepare for the River Challenge.
Imagine hopping onto a paddleboard every morning for four days and paddling for an average of 42.5 miles a day under the tropical sun with little support and only the supplies you’re carrying on your board! La Ruta Maya River Challenge is not for the faint of heart. I’m not sure any amount of training would prepare me for such an adventure, but Shane is going for it and I’m anxiously awaiting his first race day.