Kai Lenny & Annabel Anderson make it a clean sweep in Hamburg

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Sunday 18 August

Kai Lenny dominates Hamburg to take well deserved win

Kai Lenny (Naish) put on a clinical peformance this weekend in Hamburg, Germany to win both the World Series Sprints and long distance racing at Stop 5 of the 2013 Stand Up World Series, the Camp David World Cup of Stand Up Paddling.

Kai’s performance on the first day saw him lead from start to finish in every heat of the World Series Sprints, earning him the all important victory and the confidence boost to to match.

While on Day two, a great start saw him take the lead immediately and not only maintain it for 10 gruelling laps, but break away from an elite 10 person pack of paddlers to secure a convincing win both in the long distance, but also the all important overall.

Also impressive to note was that on this flat water course in the center of Hamburg, Kai reached a top speed of 14 miles per hour: an impressive feat by the young Champion.

This phenomenal result allows Kai to close the gap a little on arch rival Connor Baxter (Starboard) from Maui, as they both head to Chicago next weekend for the next nail biting stop on the Stand Up World Series, and they get one step closer to the World Championship Title for 2013.

Check out the highlights, galleries and news from the Camp David World Cup of Stand Up Paddling by going to:

WWW.WATERMANLEAGUE.COM

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Beau O’Brien powers his way to 2nd place in long distance

Beau O’Brien (Starboard) from Australia puts on a gutsy performance in the Long distance today to secure 2nd place, which combined with his 4th place in the World Series Sprints puts him in 2nd equal overall for the event.

Having battled it out for 9 1/2 laps, rounding the last buoy, Beau knew he would have to give 110% to keep ahead of the core pack of elite paddlers……and that he did, as he put every last shred of energy to just edge ahead of Casper Steinfath (Naish) before crossing the finish line to earn him a very worthy 2nd place in the long distance and 2nd equal overall.

This is only Beau’s second event on the Stand Up World Series, but with a 3rd place in France and then this second place here in Germany, Beau is proving himself to be a force to be reckoned with and a name to watch out for moving foward. A great performance from this powerhouse from down under.

Check out the highlights, galleries and news from the Camp David World Cup of Stand Up Paddling by going to:

WWW.WATERMANLEAGUE.COM

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Leonard Nika steps up his game at Stop 5 of World Series

Leonard Nika (Starboard) from Italy once again shows that he is a major force to be reckoned with as one of Europe’s leading paddlers. In the sprint racing, Leonard looked strong and powered his way through the heats to the final, putting it all in to finish second behind Kai Lenny (Naish).

In the long distance, the athletes moved up and down between 2nd and 9th place, as a core group developed, all battling for position in the technical race that consisted of 10 laps around an island of pontoons, passing under bridges and around buoys in the process. Leonard was often leading this pack, but ended up having to settle for 4th in one of the most dramatic finishes yet of any long distance race.

After a strong performance that turned heads in Brazil and a solid result in France despite being a little ill, Leonard is climbing up the ratings with his finish here in Germany, now sitting in 6th place overall in the World Rankings.

Check out the highlights, galleries & news from the Camp David World Cup of Stand Up Paddling at:

WWW.WATERMANLEAGUE.COM

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Casper Steinfath scores repeat podiums & Trilogy Title

The Viking, Casper Steinfath (Naish) from Denmark continued his great form this weekend in Hamburg to secure a well earned 3rd place in both the long distance and Sprint racing disciplines, and 2nd equal overall for the event.

Casper’s sheer determination in the closing leg of the long distance was not enough to edge ahead of Beau O’Brien (Starboard), but kept him in podium position for the second day in a row, as Casper continues to show himself to be one of Europe’s leading lights and a serious contender on the global stage.

Casper also won the overall Title for the European Trilogy of events, with a 4th place in both France and Spain to add to his 3rd place overall here in Germany – a great performance by the young Dane who is clearly destined for great things, and will be hosted at Turtle Bay for the prestigious and climactic World Championship Finals taking place from the 11th – 13th October 2013.

Check out the highlights, galleries & news from the Camp David World Cup of Stand Up Paddling at:

WWW.WATERMANLEAGUE.COM

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Gaeten Sene once again puts on a stellar performance

After an impressive 3rd place overall in Bilbao, Spain back in June, Gaeten Sene (Starboard) once again stepped up to do battle amidst the fierce competition to finish in a very respectful 5th place overall here in Hamburg.

With a 6th place in the sprints, he managed to fend off fellow countryman Eric Terrien (Bic SUP) to secure 5th place in the long distance earlier today, propelling him up to 5th place overall for the event and strengthening his position in the overall World Ratings.

After the European Trilogy, he is now lying in 7th place overall in the world, as we move on to the US leg of the 2013 Stand Up World Series. A great result for this impressive French athlete.

Check out the highlights, galleries & results from the Camp David World Cup of Stand Up Paddling at:

WWW.WATERMANLEAGUE.COM

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Annabel Anderson proves dominant in women’s division

Another incredibly impressive performance from the undefeated Annabel Anderson from New Zealand, as she continues to blaze her unbeaten trail around the world.

Annabel convincingly won the 1st day in the World Series Sprints, with a show of grit and determination, while in the second day, she not only won the women’s division by a considerable distance, but also powered her way to a time of 1hr and 27 seconds, just a couple of minutes behind the leading men.

She not only strengthens here unbeaten streak on the Stand Up World Series, with 3 bullet wins across the European Trilogy of events, but also wins herself the stay at Turtle Bay Resort on Oahu’s Fabled North Shore for the prestigious Finals of the Stand Up World Series taking place there from the 11th – 13th October this year.

Check out the highlights, galleries & news from the Camp David World Cup of Stand Up Paddling at:

WWW.WATERMANLEAGUE.COM

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Angela Jackson puts on a great display here in Hamburg

Angela Jackson (Fanatic) from Australia puts on a great display of performance paddling this weekend in Hamburg, Germany, taking 3rd place in the sprints after a fiercely fought out battle with Manca Notar (Naish) from Slovenia and 3rd place in the long distance after an intense and longlasting battle with Gemany’s Sonni Honscheid that lasted the whole race.

This impressive result puts Angela in 2nd overall for the event, strengthening her position on the World Series and propelling her to 2nd place overall in the current World Rankings coming into the next event in Chicago, Illinois.

There is no doubt that Angie is a major force to be reckoned with and we look forward to seeing her do battle again this coming weekend in Chicago for stop 6 on the 2013 Stand up World Series. Stay tuned to:

WWW.WATERMANLEAGUE.COM

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Manca Notar again puts on a peformance beyond her years

Manca Notar (Naish) once again puts a performance of immense propotions here in Hamburg Germany, battling with Angie Jackson throughout the day of World Series Sprint racing to end victorious, in 2nd place on Day 1.

Meanwhile, on Day 2, Manca managed to power her way through the grueling lond distance to finish in 5th place, and as a result, 3rd place overall for the event.

There is no doubt that Manca is someone to look out for on the Stand Up World Series, and is a phenomenal talent in every respect.

Check out the highlights, galleries & news from the Camp David World Cup of Stand Up Paddling at:

WWW.WATERMANLEAGUE.COM

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Hamburg provides the perfect arena for Stop 5 of Series

There is no doubt that Hamburg provided a phenomenal arena for this all important stop on the 2013 Stand Up World Series, as a unique atmosphere was created for both athletes and spectators. The intimate nature of the racing and the 360 viewing platform that the event site allows provided the ultimate recipe for one of the most spectacular showdowns yet on the Stand Up World Series.

Paul Jackson (Fanatic) called the long distance race one of the most exciting races he has ever done, as the 10 person core pack battled it out for positioning over the 10km course going stroke for stroke, clashing blades and boards and putting it all on the line for the win here at Stop 5 of the World Series in Hamburg.

Beyond the competitive nature of the paddling, the unique surroundings that the cosmopolitan City of Hamburg possesses, provided yet another spectacular backdrop for the 2013 Stand Up World Series.

So a big thank you goes out to all our partners in Germany as we celebrate an amazing event in 2013 and look forward to an even brighter future here on the Stand Up World Series.

Remember to check out the highlights fom Hamburg by going to:

WWW.WATERMANLEAGUE.COM

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The World Series heads to the USA for Stop 6 in Chicago

So after an incredibly successful event in Hamburg, the World Series now packs up and heads off to the USA for the first stop on the US Trilogy of events in Chicago Illinois. Running from the 23rd – 25th August (racing on the 24th & 25th), Chicago provides yet another incredible backdrop to World Class Racing, but also a unique platform for all levels, with open racing for everyone.

So make sure to join us next weekend in Chicago, or online at www.watermanleague.com as we embark on the next exciting chapter of the 2013 Stand up World Series.

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Join Trilogy Champions Casper & Annabel at Turtle Bay

Like Casper and Annabel, you too can win a trip of a lifetime to Turtle Bay Resort on Oahu’s fabled North Shore by entering online at www.turtlebaysup.com for your chance to win.

Situated at the end of the 7 mile miracle and out on the majestic Kuilima Point, Turtle Bay is your gateway to the North Shore of Oahu in all its glory. Turtle Bay is also the global headquarters of the Waterman League and plays host to its World Tour Surfing Opener and World Series Racing Finals (coming up in October of this year).

So make sure to enter for your chance to win at:

WWW.TURTLEBAYSUP.COM

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