North Shore Paddle Challenge & the Stand Up World Series

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Wednesday 5 October

$15,000 prize-money announced for the North Shore Paddle Challenge at Turtle Bay Resort

The North Shore Paddle Challenge at Turtle Bay Resort will take place from next Friday 14th – Sunday 16th October. This groundbreaking event will boast a $15,000 prize purse and provide the template for the 2012 Stand Up World Series, with elimination format sprint racing through the surf and the legendary North Shore downwinder. Register now at www.standupworldseries.com

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Event is open to Men, Women, Children & Prone Paddlers

The North Shore Paddle Challenge will have something for everyone, from men’s elite in both SUP and prone paddling to women and children. We will also be opening up the sprint / surf slalom course to stock prone paddlers for their own challenge in the surf.

The principal board SUP board class for both sprint and long distance races will be 12′6, although we are leaving it open for both 14′ and Open classes for the downwinder.

Please go to www.standupworldseries.com for more information and registration and please go to www.turtlebaysurf.com for discounted reservations and hotel info

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North Shore Schedule to start at 5pm on Friday 14th Oct.

  • Everything will begin at the Sunset Room on Friday 14th at 5pm, with the Kona Brewing Co meet and greet, where athletes can check in and have the last opportunity to register for the racing if they have not already done so. It will also serve as a press conference, as the media will have a chance to meet and mingle with the athletes.
  • Saturday will start bright and early with the heat elimination format sprint racing, with a check in at 8am. The course will run through the surf in the Bay at Turtle Bay Resort and run through the day.
  • Saturday evening will be the major event function, the Waterman Concert, with food, Longboard Lager and live Hawaiian music
  • Sunday morning will see the check in for the downwind run from Turtle Bay Resort to Haleiwa at 10.30am.
  • Kona Brewing Co Happy hour at Hang Ten bar will be the wrap up sundowner after a weekend of epic racing.

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2012 Stand Up World Series to be launched at Turtle Bay

The inaugural 2012 Stand Up World Series will be launched and celebrated at Turtle Bay Resort during the North Shore Paddle Challenge this year. The occasion will be particularly relevant as Turtle Bay Resort will host the climactic and prestigious World Championship Finals that will take place at the same date next year, and close a season that will see in excess of 15 races in over 12 countries.

The event will also showcase the blueprint for the World Series that will be implemented at all World Series Races all over the world. Please go to www.standupworldseries.com for more info.

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World Class Clinics with Kai Lenny & Dave Kalama

On the 13th and 14th October respectively, Kai Lenny and Dave Kalama will be holding exclusive clinics / masterclasses, complete with breakfast and lunches with the Champions and of course, a celebratory Longboard lager or two in the evening.

For more information and to book your spot on one or both of these clinics please go to: http://watermanleagueclinics.eventbrite.com/

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Fiji to be the opening stop for 2012 Stand Up World Series

The Namotu World Paddle Challenge Fiji presented by Air Pacific will be the first event of the 2012 Stand Up World Series, adopting the unique formula for the standardized racing and adapting it to the wonderous surroundings in Fiji.

From the 19 mile downwinder from the InterContinental Hotel at Natadola Beach to the magical island of Namotu, to the heat elimination sprint / surf slalom racing at Namotu, the fun day of racing at Musket Cove and the Cloudbreak Surf Exhibition, the Namotu World Paddle Challenge will set the standard for the remainder of the Series to follow and really boast something for everyone.

For more information on the event, special discounts on air and hotel packages at Namotu, Tavarua, Musket Cove and the InterContinental, as well as discounted air fares on Air Pacific from the US, Hawaii, NZ, Australia and Asia and the free board carriage for 12′6 boards, please go to www.standupworldseries.com

The event will also be open to Men, Women and Children, and both SUP and prone paddlers, so book now to reserve your place in this magical event and for the trip of a lifetime.

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About the Stand Up World Series & the Waterman League

The Waterman League is a media and event management company that owns and manages the Stand Up World Tour, the World Championship Tour for the Surfing side of the sport of Stand Up Paddling. With 6 events in 5 countries in 2011, it will build to 7 events in 6 countries in 2012, crowning the sport’s very own World Champion.

Given the League’s global positioning, it is now launching the widely anticipated Stand Up World Series. This will address the vastly growing, mass participaltion side of the sport, to provide a legitimate World Qualifying Series that will reach all major global territories and ultimately lead to a prestigious World Championship Final at Turtle Bay Resort in October of 2012. Please visit www.standupworldseries.com for more info.

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