Desiree Hernandez is a 19-year-old Stand Up Paddle racer from Isabela, Puerto Rico.
Desiree started to stand up paddle back in 2013 after going to 5th annual Rincon Beach Boy in Puerto Rico and ever she's been in love with the sport ever since. After racing for one year in the open category at the Beach Boy and placing 1st , in 2016 she moved up to the elite division.
Recently Desiree started to travel to the mainland to compete, and would like to represent Puerto Rico internationally.
Home Town: Isabela, Puerto Rico
Sponsors: Riviera Paddle Surf ,Virus Performance , and Arepas To Go and More
Hero(s): Kai Lenny and Candice Appleby
Favorite Discipline: Flatwater
Favorite Sup Spot: Crash Boat
Board: Riviera RP 12'6" x 22 and Riviera RP 12'6" x 24
Paddle: Riviera Bump 7.0
Awards and Accolades
6th place Elite 12'6" Rincon Beach Boy; Rincon, Puerto Rico (8 miles)
3rd place sprints 12'6" at the 4th annual Coconut Cup, Frederiksted, St.Criox
1st place Elite 14" Escape from Coffin Island; Ponce, Puerto Rico (9 miles)
Represented Puerto Rico at the ISA SUP World Championships Fiji 15th overall (11 miles)
SUP Junior Racing 21/u National Champion
2nd Elite 12’6" Cardona Island SUP Challenge 2016; Ponce, Puerto Rico (7 miles)
1st place Elite 12'6" Charles Island Sup Cup 2016; Milford, Connecticut (7 miles)
7th place Elite 12'6" Sound Surfer Waterman's Challenge 2016; Bridgeport, Connecticut (8 miles)
3rd place Elite 12'6" Warrior of the Paddle 2016; Arecibo, Puerto Rico (10 miles)
3rd place Elite 12'6" Get Up Stand Up Paddle for the Kids 2016; Aguadilla, Puerto Rico (14 miles)