Thursday 20 December
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.
Check out the highlights of the final day of action from Finlandia’s Location X Finals in the British Virgin Islands, presented by the Moorings and in association with Starboard. Watch as Leco Salazar and Sean Poynter meet in the semi finals for one of the most intense moments on the 2012 Stand Up World Tour, as Leco Salazar comes out on top and goes on to secure the 2012 Stand Up World Tour Title.
You can check out a heat by heat analysis of Day 2 & Day 3 from the Location X Finals by clicking on the following link: Heat by Heat analysis, with commentary from the likes of Justin Holland, Zane Schweitzer, Robin Johnston and Dave Boehne.
1) Leco Salazar – BRA
2) Caio Vaz (Art in Surf) – BRA
3) Sean Poynter (Starboard) – USA
4) Keahi de Aboitiz (Art in Surf) – AUS
5) Zane Schweitzer (Starboard) – HI
5) Kai Lenny (Naish) – HI
5) Robin Johnston (Mistral) – HI
5) Benoit Carpentier (Naish) – FRA
As we wrap another successful year for the Stand Up World Tour, we are proud to announce our 2013 schedule that will include a women’s division at 4 out of the 6 locations:
- Sunset Beach Pro, Hawaii: 7th – 15th February 2013 (incl. Women’s event)
- Ubatuba Pro, Brazil: 15th – 21st April 2013 (incl. Women’s event)
- West Australia Pro, Australia (tbc): 21st – 29th May 2013
- S. California Pro, USA: 17th – 23rd September 2013 (incl. Women’s event)
- La Torche Pro, France: 26th October – 3rd November 2013 (incl. Women’s event)
- Location X Finals: 7th – 15th December 2013
Tahiti is still a work in progress, although at the moment it is looking more unlikely due to the current economic climate, but stay tuned for updates on this.
So join us back on the North Shore of Oahu at Turtle Bay (HQ for the Waterman League) just prior to the Sunset Beach Pro on the 6th February 2013, as the World’s best will gather once again for the first event of the 2013 season, but also to celebrate the crowning of the 2012 World Champion.
Leco Salazar’s name will join that of Kai Lenny on the beautiful hand crafted Alaia board on display at Surfer the Bar as history is made and the Title and trophy changes hands in advance of the 2013 season.
Turtle Bay will also host the Na Kama Kai Youth Challenge for U16 talent from all over the world to show their support for Stand Up Paddlesurfing’s future, as well as a Na Kama Kai clinic for the North Shore and East side’s underprivileged youth. Stay tuned for the build up to this incredible season opener back in Stand Up Paddlesurfing’s birthplace.
Next up, the now iconic Sunset Beach Pro that will take place from the 7th – 15th February on Oahu’s fabled North Shore. Stay tuned for a build up to this unique event, that will see the return of some of the heavyweight Hawaiians as they step up to do battle with the World’s very best. As we saw in 2012, they are dangerous, highlighted by Bonga Perkins’ win and Ikaika Kalama’s finals berth.
However, 2x World Champion and 2x winner at Sunset will be looking to restake his claim on the event and the World Title in February, as the journey towards the coveted Title picks up again and the action turns on. Powerful Frenchman and 2010 vice World Champion Peyo Lizarazu will also be back to keep his 100% record of Finals finishes at Sunset alive.
So stay tuned for the live broadcast from the Sunset Beach Pro as the 2013 season kicks off from the 7th – 15th February. Mele Kalikimaka (Happy Christmas) and a Hui Hou.
A big thank you goes out to our Stand Up World Tour Patrons, supporting the continued growth and development of the Stand Up World Tour as well as Go Pro, our official camera of the Stand Up World Tour:
- JP Australia
- Bic SUP
- Puka Patch
- Art in Surf