Brazil & Abu Dhabi up next, European Cup & Japan Challenger event announced

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Alagoas Pro Grand Slam to kick off on the 29th March, featuring Surf and Race

The beautiful region of Alagoas, N. Brazil is preparing to open its arms to not only the world’s best Stand Up Paddlers, but also Brazil’s finest, as the opening weekend will see the National Championships and Trials, providing the entry point into the prestigious Stand Up World Tour event. All action will take place at Praia do Frances, a stunning beach town just 15km from the Airport.

The Main event will then run through to the 4th April, when Racers and Surfers will connect for the Opening of the Race event, that will take place at the same location. The Race event is open to everyone, with different divisions (Entry level, Open and Pro), so it will be an event to remember, as Brazil’s finest meet the rest of the World for Stop #1 of the Racing World Series and stop #2 on the Surfing World Tour.

Make sure to watch it all go down live at:

http://watermanleague.com/events/2014-brazil-pro

Abu Dhabi All Stars Grand Slam to step it up a level in 2014

The Abu Dhabi All Stars made history in 2014 with a mindblowing event in the wave pool at Wadi Adventure, and then in the city itself with the exhibition racing event on inflatables. However for 2014, the All Stars event has been taken to a whole new level, with a full status World Tour Surfing event back at Wadi Aventure Park (11th – 15th April) and a full status Racing event at the famous Yas Marina and Abu Dhabi Sailing and Yacht Club (16th – 19th April).

In line with the All Stars concept, the stakes have been raised from the Prize-money level of $45,000 for the event, with 2 first class plane tickets to any Etihad destination worldwide (outside of the US) to be awarded to the Overall All Star Champions across Surfing and Racing (a value of over US$20,000).

The Surfing event has now added a qualifier round to the 32 man men’s and 16 woman events due to exceptionally high demand. Meanwhile, the Racing is open to all, with something for everyone, from a 3km entry level paddle and 6km open paddle to the 10 – 12km World Series Race in the long distance. There is then the climax from a spectator’s standpoint of the now famous World Series elimination format sprint racing.

Make sure to watch it all go down live at:

http://watermanleague.com/events/2014-abu-dhabi-all-stars-grand-slam

European Cup stops are finalized featuring high profile events spanning Europe

Having released provisional Challenger Series event dates, we are proud to announce the formalized European Cup, featuring the following key stops spanning North to South Europe:

  1. Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain: 6th – 8th June
  2. Ile d’Oleron, France: 14th – 16th June
  3. Sieravuori SUP Masters, Finland: 4th – 5th July
  4. Fehmarn World Cup, Germany: 18th – 20th July
  5. Rome, Italy (Surf Expo): 25th – 27th July

With over US$70,000 across the Series and the European Cup Championship Title at stake, it will all be to play for this Summer as the Waterman League brings you World Class Racing from the North to the South of Europe.

Full event pages to go live this week, together with more information on the European Cup at www.watermanleague.com

Waterman League takes off in Asia with a groundbreaking Challenger event in Japan

The US$20,000 Shonan Chigasaki Pro will mark the Waterman League’s entrance into Asia with a Challenger Series event that will lay the foundations for the future in Japan. The event will take place from the 15th – 17th August 2014.

Twinned with the City of Honolulu as one of Japan’s original surf towns, the event site is set to a backdrop of Mount Fuji and will provide the perfect showcase of international Stand Up Paddling at its best, just an hour away from the bustling metropolis of Tokyo.

This event is also the exciting first step of a long term vision for the Waterman League and the Stand Up World Series in Asia, as the sport is starting to sky rocket in the region and the country has opened their arms to the World of SUP as the next major global market.

Full event details and event home page will go live later this week, so stay tuned to www.watermanleague.com

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