Archive for October, 2013

La Torche Pro France sees dramatic action with Men’s, women’s and Na Kama Kai

Thursday 31 October

Day 6 of the La Torche Po France lights up as Titles on line

A full day of action today at the La Torche Pro France 2013 presented by Naish and Twenty-Nine, starting with the women’s repechage and ending with the first round of the Na Kama Kai Youth Challenge, with Round 3 & 4 of the women and Rounds 4 & 5 of the Men in between.
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Full day of action here at La Torche as top seeds dominate & survive

Wednesday 30 October

Blue skies, calmer winds & good surf provide great action

The Main Event got underway today here at the La Torche Pro France, presented by Naish and Twenty-Nine, as the performance level just went through the roof. The first round saw great action as the Top 8 trialists faced the 8 wildcards to provide a final 8 athletes that would move onto face the World’s Top 24.
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Wednesday Coaching/Time Trial STARTS 5:00 PM, Topic: Acceleration

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Wednesday coaching/time trial starts at 5:00 pm.

Coaching topic: New drills for the twist at the beginning of the stroke and video analysis. Light wind tomorrow = fast times!

NOTE: STARTING TIME IS NOW 5PM FOR WINTER SEASON.

Where: We meet in the parking area on the opposite end of the Hawaii Kai Boat ramp, close to where the Molokai race finishes. We will start with some weekly coaching tips and stretches before hitting the water to do some drills and warm up for the time trial. Continue reading ‘Wednesday Coaching/Time Trial STARTS 5:00 PM, Topic: Acceleration’

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Opening weekend sees action in La Torche – live broadcast of main event this week

Sunday 27 October

Opening weekend of the La Torche Pro France sees action

The La Torche Pro France presented by Naish and Twenty-Nine is now officially open, as a weekend of Trials and extreme weather welcomed the World’s best to this beautiful corner of France. With a series of low pressure systems hitting NW France this past week, there was no shortage of waves for the opening day of the event, as the Trials got underway in solid surf as we saw 8 worthy athletes earned their spots in the Main event.
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La Torche Pro France to decide 2013 World Surfing Titles & World Series Finals on NBC

Thursday 24 October

La Torche Pro becomes climactic Final chapter for 2013

The La Torche pro france presented by Naish and XXIX will get underway this weekend as the world’s best gather for what will now be the final stop of the 2013 season and as a result the decider for the World championship crown for both men and women. With athletes’ best 3 results out of the 4 events in 2013 counting towards their overall ranking, the pressure will be on, as it all comes to the wire in La Torche, Brittany.
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Information on Coached Downwind Runs with Robert Stehlik

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If you are interested in learning how to do downwinders on Oahu or want to improve your bump riding skills and timing to go faster with less effort, please consider a private downwind coaching session on Oahu’s south shore with Robert Stehlik. The most common south shore run for experienced paddlers is the Hawaii Kai to Kaimana Beach (Waikiki) run.
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Just over a week to go until the La Torche Pro France, stop 4 on the Stand Up World Tour

Friday 18 October

La Torche Pro brings the world’s best back to France

After an epic stop for the Stand Up World Tour in Huntington Beach California, the Tour will now pick back up again in NW France, for the La Torche Pro France, presented by Naish and XXIX. This beautiful region of France has played host to the Stand Up World Tour for the last 2 years, and will once again open its arms to the World’s best at the tail end of the season, as the Title Race intensifies amongst the men, and a World Champion will be crowned for the Women.
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2013 Stand Up World Series at Turtle Bay Day 2: Sprint Races

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The second day of the 2013 Stand Up World Series Finals at Turtle Bay was pretty crazy. The sprint races on day 2 were in north shore waves up to double overhead and pitching hard. I’m surprised that no one was badly injured. In retrospect, some of the racers probably would have been better off in some heats with 11-12′ gun shaped surfing SUP’s. Toward the finals, Kai Lenny took off on a bomb and caught his front edge and got pounded. If Kai Lenny was wiping out, we know the conditions would be crazy for everyone else. Continue reading ‘2013 Stand Up World Series at Turtle Bay Day 2: Sprint Races’

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2013 Stand Up World Series at Turtle Bay Day 1: Distance Race

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Here are some photos I took from day 1 of the 2013 Stand Up World Series Finals distance race that started at Turtle Bay and ended at Ali’i Beach Park in Haleiwa. The race started off with no wind but it picked up a little bit during the race. It still looked like a lot of paddling and not much bump riding. I saw Annabel Anderson on the beach and was a bit confused as to why she wasn’t paddling. Turns out that Annabel already won the overall #1 rank for the year so she was taking a break. Continue reading ‘2013 Stand Up World Series at Turtle Bay Day 1: Distance Race’

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Wednesday Coaching/Time Trial STARTS 5:00 PM, Topic: Changing Up Your Stroke

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Wednesday coaching/time trial starts at 5:00 pm.

Coaching topic: Changing up your stroke to add power, conserve energy, add efficiency and paddle longer and faster with less fatigue.

NOTE: STARTING TIME IS NOW 5PM FOR WINTER SEASON.

You can watch these videos with some helpful drills from Larry Cain on SUP stroke technique:
http://www.standupzone.com/forum/index.php?topic=21478.0

Where: We meet in the parking area on the opposite end of the Hawaii Kai Boat ramp, close to where the Molokai race finishes. We will start with some weekly coaching tips and stretches before hitting the water to do some drills and warm up for the time trial. Continue reading ‘Wednesday Coaching/Time Trial STARTS 5:00 PM, Topic: Changing Up Your Stroke’

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Kai Lenny & Annabel Anderson secure the 2013 World Titles

Monday 14 October

Kai Lenny steps up to come from behind and take the Title

Kai Lenny (Naish) from Maui went into the Final day of competition behind: a disappointing 4th place finish in the long distance created even more of a challenge for him to defend his World Title, as Connor Baxter (Starboard), had the points advantage from the events leading into the Finals, as well as a 3rd place in the long distance race on Day 1.
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Jake Jensen & Mariko Strickland take day one of the World Series Finals at Turtle Bay

Sunday 13 October

Jake Jensen steals the show in World Series Long Distance

A beautiful day here on the North Shore of Oahu saw the World’s Best line up to do battle one last time, as it has all come down to this final event of the 2013 season to determine the World Championship Title.
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Join us this weekend at Turtle Bay for the World Series Finals presented by Amp Energy

Friday 11 October

The World Series Finals at Turtle Bay: live this weekend

The World Series Finals at Turtle Bay, presented by Amp Energy will kick off this weekend with the iconic Long distance race from Turtle Bay to Ali’i Beach Park on Saturday and the World Series Sprint Racing taking place right in front of the hotel on Sunday.
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Starboard at Turtle Bay Standup World Series Final

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Finals On This Weekend!

The finals of the Stand Up World Racing Series will take place this weekend at Turtle Bay in Hawaii.
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A closer look at this weekend’s World Series Finals at Turtle Bay

As we build up to the final stop on the 2013 Stand Up World Series, we take a closer look at the 2 racing components, the majestical race courses and the current standings, to see who is on top, and what it will take to secure the win this weekend at Turtle Bay.
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