Archive for April, 2013

Ubatuba Grand Slam – Recap by Connor Baxter

Connor Baxter wins both the Sprint Racing and Long Distance Race for a clean sweep – Claiming the Overall Title at the Ubatuba Grand Slam.

Story: by Connor Baxter

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The 2013 Ubatuba Grand Slam was by far the biggest turnout on the Standup World Series. From the first day of the sprints to the last seconds of the event when they took the tents down, there were a lot of spectators there to support and cheer us on.
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Connor Baxter wins Stop 2 of the 2013 Stand Up World Series in Brazil

Monday 29 April

Connor Baxter wins the long distance and overall in Brazil

Connor Baxter (Starboard) makes it a clean sweep here at Stop 2 of the Stand Up World Series in Ubatuba, Brazil, winning both the sprint racing and Long distance courses at Praia do Centro and earning him the Stand Up World Series event Title here in Brazil.
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Connor Baxter wins the World Series Sprint Racing on Day 1 of the Ubatuba Pro

Sunday 28 April

Connor Baxter wins Day 1, the World Series Sprint Racing

Connor Baxter (Starboard) builds on his momentum in 2013 with a win on day 1 of the Ubatuba Pro Grand Slam, the World Series Sprint Racing. With a stacked field of athlete featuring amongst the world’s best paddlers, Connor was able to work his way through the heats, and keep ahead of arch rival, Kai Lenny (Naish) to take the all important win.
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Build up to the Ubatuba Pro: the Starting Line

Thursday 25 April

The Ubatuba Pro Grand Slam will kick off this weekend

The Ubatuba Pro Grand Slam will kick off this weekend in the Center of Ubatuba town, at Praia do Centro. Featuring a selection of the World’s leading paddlers matching up against Brazil’s very best, this weekend’s World Series Racing promises to be some of the most exciting and fiercely contested yet on the World Series.
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Connor Baxter wins in Abu Dhabi

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Story by Connor Baxter

The 2013 Abu Dhabi All-Star event was amazing. It started off with a long trip across the world. There were only 18 competitors invited to this event. We got to surf in a wave pool called Wadi Adventures. The waves were about head high and we could go left, right, or have a closeout. The first round we all got three lefts, then three rights and last three closeouts. They took the top one score from each type of waves and the top six from that made it to the quarters. Unfortunately I did not make that cut but felt like I was surfing good.
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Blue Planet Weekly Product Review: SIC Bullets

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At Blue Planet we are now posting weekly product reviews. This week’s video is about the SIC Bullet 14′ and 17′4 production models:
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Ubatuba Pro Brazil Grand Slam Entries now open: 27th April – 5th May

Friday 12 April

Ubatuba Pro Grand Slam to run from 27th April – 5th May

The Ubatuba Pro Grand Slam will run from the 27th April – 5th May in the beautiful region of Ubatuba, just north of Sao Paolo, Brazil.
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Connor Baxter wins the Sprints and Zane Schweitzer the overall in Abu Dhabi

Sunday 7 April

Connor Baxter storms to victory in the All Stars Sprints

Connor Baxter (Starboard) storms to victory in the Abu Dhabi All Stars Sprints amidst a star studded field of athletes and in front of the dramatic backdrop that the CIty of Abu Dhabi provided.
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Zane Schweitzer storms to victory at the Abu Dhabi All Stars Surfing

Saturday 6 April

Zane Schweitzer takes gold in dramatic style in Abu Dhabi

While Zane Scwheitzer (Starboard) was always expected to be one of the standouts at the wave pool, his rise to the top here at the Abu Dhabi All Stars presented by Abu Dhabi Sailing and yacht, UAE SUP and Wadi Adventure Park was meteoric, as he stunned the spectators and judges alike to take the much deserved victory here in the desert.
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Abu Dhabi All Stars sees a spectacular 1st day of action at Wadi Adventure Park

Thursday 4 April

Epic action at Day 1 of the Abu Dhabi All Stars event

Set against the dramatic desert mountain and providing the most high performance waves of any wave pool in the world, Wadi Adventure provided the ideal venue for the surfing component of the Abu Dhabi All Stars, presented by Abu Dhabi Sailing and Yacht Club, UAE SUP and Wadi Advenure, The world’s best stepped up to the challenge and put on one of the most impressive displays of high performance stand up paddle surfing imaginable as they started to become accustomed to the unique nature of the wave at Wadi Adventure.
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SUP: Getting Started In The Surf – Part 2

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Part of our stand up paddle instructional series, this segment introduces us to the surf zone and the precautions we should take as we venture into the ocean with our SUP board. Be sure to circle back and check out the entire series at Werner TV.
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The Abu Dhabi All Stars Invitational will be broadcast live today

Wednesday 3 April

Day 1 of the Abu Dhabi All Stars Invitational: live today

The Abu Dhabi All Stars Invitational presented by Abu Dhabi Sailing Club, UAE SUP and Wadi Adventure is live today, with the start of the surfing component at Wadi Adventure.
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Abu Dhabi All Stars Invitational will go live this week

Monday 1 April

The Abu Dhabi All Stars Invitational will go live this week

Abu Dhabi will play host this week to a selection of the world’s very best stand up paddlesurfers for the inaugural Abu Dhabi All Stars Invitational, presented by the Abu Dhabi Sailing and Yacht Club, UAE SUP and Wadi Adventure Park.
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