Archive for December, 2012

2013 World Tour and World Series Calendar announced

Monday 31 December

Stand Up World Tour Schedule for 2013 is announced

As we close another successful year for the Stand Up World Tour and we look ahead to 2013, the New Year will bring most of the same events back, but with some changes and exciting developments making for the most groundbreaking year yet for this World Championship Tour.
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A Visit to Uncle Joe Blair’s Shaping Room and a Lesson in Shaping Stand Up Paddle and Surfboards

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My family and I recently went on a trip to California and we had the chance to visit Joe Blair at his HQ in Solana Beach. Joe showed us his shaping room and the basics of shaping surf and stand up paddle boards. I usually do the interviews but this time, my boys Koko and Buddy were there to help me out. As you’ll see, Koko has a lot of questions and Buddy doesn’t say much. Check out the video below. Continue reading ‘A Visit to Uncle Joe Blair’s Shaping Room and a Lesson in Shaping Stand Up Paddle and Surfboards’

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Interview with Turtle Bay Ambassador Kai Lenny at the 2012 Turtle Bay Challenge

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Here’s an interview with Turtle Bay ambassador and 2012 Stand Up World Series champion Kai Lenny. Kai shares some of his experiences in stand up paddle racing, surfing at Jaws and wipeouts.
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VIRUS Women’s Stay Cool Compression Crop Pants – Review

Guest post from Kari Leong (2x Winner of Hawaii Business Magazine’s Fittest CEO Contest)

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I was so excited to get my own Virus International Crop Pants and V Neck Top. Evan has been raving about how his Virus Compression gear helps his body to “recover” after a hard SUP session. I wake up at 5 am each morning to work out for about 60- minutes. Since I’m scared of sharks, I stick to land based exercise. Sometimes I’ll do Beachbody workout videos and sometimes I’ll go on the elliptical machine. After having three children, it takes “a lot more working out” to get my body close to its same shape and form.
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S.I.C. 2012 Year-End Special

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2012 was another good year for SIC. Flow Sports, a successful and innovative snowboard company, picked up and is now the parent company taking the SIC brand global. This move has allowed Mark, Andres and Amir more time to explore new possibilities in SUP surf and flat water designs as well as continue to refine their winning downwind designs. In the past keeping a stock line of boards available was not possible. With our new partnerships and the support of Flow Sports we now can.
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Tune into NBC this Sunday at 3pm EST to watch the Location X Finals

Thursday 20 December

Location X Finals to air this Sunday at 3pm EST on NBC

The Stand Up World Tour’s presence on NBC continues this month with an airing this weekend at 3pm EST / 12pm PST / 10am HST on World of Adventure Sports. The show is hosted from the British Virgin Islands and will look back at the year on Tour through all its dramatic stops, only to end with the Location X Finals and the culmination of the 2012 Stand Up World Tour. So make sure to tune in at 3pm (EST) this Sunday 23rd December to watch an epic look at another incredible year for the Stand Up World Tour.
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Interview with Connor Baxter at the 2012 Turtle Bay Challenge

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Starboard team rider Connor Baxter gives us a recap of his race at the 2012 Turtle Bay Challenge and also shares some recent surfing sessions including a wipeout at Jaws.
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Leco Salazar wins the Location X Finals and secures the 2012 World Title

Tuesday 18 December

Leco Salazar wins the Location X Finals & 2012 World Title

In a dramatic and emotional finish here at Finlandia’s Location X Finals presented by the Moorings and in association with Starboard, the Brazilian Leco Salazar was crowned not only event winner, but 2012 World Champion here on the Stand Up World Tour.
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2012 Wet Feet/Blue Planet Surf WPA Race

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Here is a slideshow video of the pictures I took from the finish line of the 2012 Wet Feet/Blue Planet Surf WPA Hawaii Regional Championships Race.
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Turtle Bay Resort – The Ultimate SUP Resort

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If there was ever a perfect resort for stand up paddlers and surfers, Turtle Bay would easily come in first place. It’s really the only large resort on Oahu’s north shore and is positioned to give active vacationers everything they need. When I stay on the North Shore, Turtle Bay is now where I stay. Continue reading ‘Turtle Bay Resort – The Ultimate SUP Resort’

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2012 Molokai 2 Oahu Paddleboard Championships

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Here is a slideshow video of the pictures I took from the finish line of the 2012 Molokai 2 Oahu Paddleboard Championships.
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The Location X Finals will be broadcast live from the British Virgin Islands

Saturday 8 December

The Location X Finals will be broadcast live from the BVI

The Location X Finals presented by The Moorings and in association with Finlandia and Starboard will be broadcast live from the British Virgin Islands starting Tuesday next week.The live feed brought to you by DIgicel 4G will bring you the action as it unfolds for what is the most dramatic close the Stand Up World Tour has ever seen.
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Haleiwa’s Mo Freitas wins the Ubatauba Pro, Brazil in epic fashion

Sunday 2 December

15 year old Mo Freitas from Haleiwa makes history

15 year old Mo Freitas makes history on the Stand up World Tour by storming to victory against Leco Salazar at the Ubatuba Pro presented by Art in Surf. From the outset, he demonstrated flawless rail to rail power surfing, dominating his heats all the way through to the man on man quarters, where he came up against current ratings leader Sean Poynter and won.
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The Ubatuba Pro highlights local talent and international players

Saturday 1 December

Watch the final day of the Ubatuba Pro Live from Brazil

Watch the final day of action here at the Ubatuba Pro, stop 4 of the Stand Up World Tour at www.standupworldtour.com/stream.php. We are now underway with Round 4, as we will progress all the way to the finals today here at the beautiful Itamambuca Beach, as well as running a women’s division and a Na Kama Kai Exhibition heat for the U16. Stay tuned for the action as it unfolds at this penultimate stop for the 2012 Stand Up World Tour.
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