Magda takes 4th!!

This past weekend, BOTE’s Magda Cooper made the trek down to Puerto Rico for the 4th Annual Rincon Beachboy SUP Race. The race benefitted Salon Angelitos de Amor, which supports children with down syndrome. The race raised and donated $4,035 to the cause and with additional contribution from employees and friends, they were able to match that amount and donate a check to a beloved local pilot who is recovering from an accident.

There were around 200 racers, and Magda placed 4th in the Elite 12’6″ female division. Go Magda!! When asked about the race, she said, “I’m just not used to paddling in waves, I kept falling off! I guess I’ll be practicing in the Gulf from now on! I had a great time, and Puerto Rico is great- I’ll definitely be back!”

Cheers Magda! We’re proud of you!

Here are maps of the Elite and Open courses.

For complete race results: click here.

Magda was accompanied by friend, fellow paddler, and founder of Paddle Destin, Kim Moore. Though they enjoyed Puerto Rico, we’re glad to have them back! Thank you to Kim and Mar Azul Surf Shop for the pictures!

For more information on the Rincon Beachboy SUP Race. You can visit their website by clicking here.

Prepárate para el mejor evento SUP de Puerto Rico!!!

Our very own Magda Cooper is on her way to Puerto Rico for the 4th Annual Rincon Beachboy Standup Paddleboard Race this weekend! She will be racing in the Elite Raceboard 8 mile division. Other divisions include: Elite Stock (surfstyle) 8 mile, and an Open and Kids 3 mile. Magda has been training hard and is excited to compete against some of the best paddlers in the world!

She will be racing one of BOTE’s newest race boards: The 12’6″ Matte Black Wraith SS. Her board has been personalized with a special piece of motivation to keep her going!

The 12’6 Matte Black Wraith SS was designed to be light and fast! The board is 26″ wide and weighs 24 lbs.

BOTE wishes Magda, and all of the other paddlers the best of luck down South!

For more information about the race, click here!