Final details of this year’s Grand Slam Surfing and Racing stop in Brazil confirm a shift in dates for what will be a groundbreaking stop for the sport, the World Tour & the World Series in 2015.
With full government and regional support behind the project, the dates for this year’s Grand Slam have been moved to August, to follow directly on from the Fehmarn World Cup of SUP in Germany, with the Racing to take place on the 15/16th August and the Surfing to kick off on the 18th through to the 23rd August.
While the Waterman League was extremely reluctant to shift dates at this late stage, the benefits for the sport, the Tour and the Series’ presence in Brazil as a whole are worth the flexibility to really establish an exciting future in South America. The original dates became an impossibility for the Region, with the focus requiring a shift to the 2nd half of the year for this year’s edition.
With reimbursement to athletes being set up for change fees incurred to pre-organized travel plans, and a complete logistic plan from board carriage and transfers being put in place, the Waterman League is ensuring that this shift in dates will prove positive in all respects and for all involved
Discussions are already in place for 2016, to ensure that we avoid any kind of date modification moving forward once dates are finalized for th 2016 calendar this fall.
Stay tuned for more on this Brazilian Grand Slam Stop that will now take place from the 15th – 23rd August 2015, with a big Opening Ceremony on the 14th August at www.watermanleague.com
The Waterman League is in the final stages of establishing a Series wide logistic solution for the carriage of Raceboards from event to event for athletes participating on the Stand Up World Series. This will provide an economical solution for getting boards to the events, but then onwards from event to event, with deliveries to the specific event locations in each region to avoid complicated transfer solutions for athletes.
Details of this new logistic solution will be released over the coming month as they are finalized. Stay tuned for all information, news and more at www.watermanleague.com
We are proud to announce the return of the Sapinus Pro Tahiti to the World Tour Calendar from the 30th May to the 6th June. This spectacular event will bring the excitement of World Tour action to some of the most pristine and dramatic waves imaginable, as the World’s best will have a welcomed return to these dramatically beautiful islands in the South Pacific.
The World Tour’s history in the islands runs deep, with the Contenders exhibition event taking place back in 2009, that led to 3 dramatic World Tour events from 2010 thru 2012, showcasing Tahiti as one of the most iconic destinations for Stand Up Paddling in the world.
It has been 2 years now since the last event in Tahiti, as this incredible Island Nation readies itself for the return of the 2015 Sapinus Pro. It will be an event to remember as Tahiti’s leading lights in the form of Poenaiki Raioha and Nainoa David, their legends such as Arsene Harehoe, Vetea ‘Poto’ David and Guillaume Bourligueux and the wealth of undergground local talent will be waiting to take on the World’s best for what will be one of the most spectacular showdowns of the year.
Join us for the build up to this incredible event at www.watermanleague.com