Archive for February, 2013

SUP Forward Stroke – Segment 3

Werner Paddles

In this segment of our SUP Instructional series we delve deeper into the forward stroke and examine how hip rotation can add power and additional catch length to your stroke.
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SIC and Flow Sports Update

Some of you may know about the recent acquisition of parts of SIC by Flow Sports. I wanted to find out more info on how this affects SIC. I caught up with Mark Raaphorst in a quick Q&A.
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History to be made at the Magallanes Paddle Challenge, Chile

Thursday 28 February

Magallanes Paddle Challenge to open 2013 World Series

This year’s World Series Opener will venture into uncharted waters and tread new ground for the sport of Stand Up Paddling as a whole. Set in the dramatic surroundings that the region of Patagonia, South Chile provides, from the 14th – 17th March the Magallanes Paddle Challenge will see a selection of the World’s best athletes battle it out for the $20,000 prize-money below the Glaciers for the first stop on the 2013 Stand Up World Series.
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SUP Instructional Videos Keep On Rolling From Werner Paddles

Werner Paddles

Our SUP Instructional videos have been getting great reviews. This Thursday we will be releasing the next installment SUP Forward Stroke: Segment 3.
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SUP Forward Stroke – Segment 2

Werner Paddles

Part of our stand up paddle instructional series, this segement breaks down the forward stroke providing you with a great set of fundamentals which we will build on in the next installment.
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Kai Lenny wins the 2013 Sunset Beach Pro in epic fashion

Thursday 14 February

Kai Lenny regains his Sunset Beach Pro Title with a win

After having to settle for 3rd place overall in 2012, and narrowly losing to Bonga Perkins in the Finals of the 2012 Sunset Beach Pro, the young Kai Lenny (Naish) from Maui, Hawaii was a man on a mission this year at Sunset Beach, putting together a string of standout performances through the heats to make it all the way to the Final.
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SUP Forward Stroke – Segment 1

Werner Paddles

Part of our stand up paddle instructional series, this segement breaks down the forward stroke so you can perform better during training, catch more waves or simply have more fun on the water.
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The Abu Dhabi Surf & Paddle All Stars Invitational is announced

Tuesday 12 February

The Waterman League takes the world’s best to Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi may seem like an unlikely location for a World Class Stand Up Paddle Showdown, but it has all of the ingredients to become a World Class destination for the sport. From flat water cruising in the warm waters and continual sunshine, to the waves, yes, you did hear right, waves found at one of the world’s premier wave pools (Wadi Adventure), Abu Dhabi has something for everyone from entry level paddler, to high performance surfer.
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Another day of epic surf for Day 2 of the Sunset Beach Pro

Sunday 10 February

Sunset Beach sees another day of spectacular action today

For a second day in a row, Sunset delivered big powerful surf for the assembled contenders to battle it out for the event crown. Sunset once again called the shots, as the competitors put it all on the line in the maxing conditions, providing more spectacular rides, heavy wipeouts and drama, as we completed Round 1, the repecharge and got half way through Round 3 of the Main event.
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Sunset Beach delivers perfection for the 1st day of the Sunset Beach Pro

Friday 8 February

Sunset Beach provides magic for Day 1 of the Main Event

It was a magical day at Sunset Beach today, with a picture perfect Hawaiian day accompanied by giant but managable surf in the 12ft+ range (20ft plus faces). The perfect setting saw some spectacular action that took us all the way through the trials and through 6 heats of the 1st round in the Main Event. With mindblowing conditions and action to match, Sunset Beach once again legitimized itself as the ultimate opener for the Stand Up World Tour.
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Turtle Bay Women’s Pro & Na Kama Kai Youth Challenge turn heads

Friday 8 February

Turtle Bay provides the ideal arena for spectacular action

Turtle Bay’s pool bar provided the perfect backdrop for Amp Energy’s Turtle Bay Women’s Pro and Go Pro’s Na Kama Kai Youth Challenge, presented by Starboard as a wealth of talent from all over the world showed up to one of the most intimate arenas in ocean sports. Here we see Benoit Carpentier (Naish) putting it all on the line at Pool Bars and click here to watch the highlights
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SUP: Getting Started – Video Tutorial from Werner Paddles

Werner Paddles

No matter whether you are a beginner to the sport of paddling or a seasoned veteran, there is always something to learn about paddling. That’s why it is such a great sport. Here are some tips to make paddling even more fun.
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Xcel Race Against Skin Cancer Coming Saturday, February 9

Xcel Race Against Skin Cancer
Coming Saturday, February 9

First-Time Event Supports University of Hawai’i Cancer Center

O’AHU, HAWAI’I – Pre-registration continues for the Xcel Race Against Skin Cancer presented by the University of Hawai’i Cancer Center, a standup paddle race Saturday, February 9 benefiting skin cancer awareness.
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The Magallanes Paddle Challenge, Chile will kick off the 2013 World Series

Monday 4 February

The Magallanes Paddle Challenge provides dramatic open

The Aragas Magallanes Paddle Challenge presented by Stand Up Latino and powered by Big Foot Adventures Patagonia will provide the most spectacular opener imaginable for the 2013 Stand Up World Series. The area of Patagonia where the event will take place has long been known as a paradise for hiking and nature lovers, amidst the imposing glaciers and unique waterways that make it one of the most striking destinations in the world.
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