This past month we decided to hit the 3rd annual Alseseca Race in Veracruz (www.alseseca.com
) and then grab our knee pads and do some SUP first descents. Our board of choice right now is the Rapidfire by Imagine Eco. Its a roto molded, tough as nails, extremely stable Stand Up Paddle Board.
Veracruz has hundreds of rivers everything from steep basalt waterfalls to sandy bottom rivers that end in the ocean. We chose the class 3+ Rio Filo-bobos to start with.
Filo-Bobos..long class 3, perfect for SUP
The Filo-Bobos is a 6 mile run down to la palmilla..there are three big class 3+ on the run. La Union, Enfrijolada and La S. All rapids are excellent for SUP. With the Rapidfire/Traverse you can remove the skeg and run the shallows with out fear.
There are some manmade tunnels that can be paddled at certain water levels..Inside are bats, lizards and pitch black darkness.
I give this run a 5 star rating, easy to portage if necessary and you can run the rapids multiple times by walking back up shore.
Special thanks to Aventurec www.aventurec.com
and Liquid Adventures http://liquidadventureskayakschool.org/
for the shuttles and hospitality.
Next post will be about the class 3-4 Rio Pescados and 3+ Actopan.