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The Huntington Beach Pro, now just a week away

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Tuesday 20 September

The Huntington Beach Pro will begin the 28th September

The long anticipated Huntington Beach Pro, stop 4 of the 2011 Stand Up World Tour will kick off next Tueday 27th evening, with a welcome, meet and greet and registration evening  at Tommy Bahama Grille in Newport, Costa Mesa from 5 – 8pm.

As tension mounts coming into this pinnacle 4th stop on Tour, all eyes are on Huntington with all the Top riders in attendance and one of the largest and most competitive Trials fields in the history of the Tour.
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Interview with Connor Baxter and Robert Stehlik – Video

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I shot these videos of Connor Baxter after he won the 2011 Duke’s Oceanfest Distance Race. Connor also won the surf race the day before and is on a pretty strong winning streak. Robert Stehlik did well too and had a great idea to interview Connor away from the crowd to get more in depth info on what keeps him winning.
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Duke’s OceanFest Event – Recap by Connor Baxter

“Duke’s OceanFest – Waikiki” By Connor Baxter

The Duke’s OceanFest is held each summer at the end of August. It’s a week long celebration in honor of Duke Kahanamoku, who is the definition of The Aloha Spirit.

It’s one of the events that I have not missed since I started Stand Up Paddling! It’s a fun event with loads of people, good food and just an all around good beach day with family and friends.
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True Day for the Beachboys at Duke’s OceanFest

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CONTACT/FOR IMAGES:

Jodi Wilmott – (808) 258-8533, oceanpromotion@hawaii.rr.com   

 

    SWIM, SURF, PADDLE, VOLLEYBALL:
A DAY TO HONOR WAIKIKI BEACHBOY DUKE KAHANAMOKU

 

  

DOWNLOAD VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS HERE 

 

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WILLIS TOPS SUP-ER CHARGED DAY AT DUKE’S OCEANFEST

Duke's OceanFest

 

CONTACT/FOR IMAGES:

Jodi Wilmott – (808) 258-8533, oceanpromotion@hawaii.rr.com   

 

   DOWNLOAD VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS HERE

 

SUPER-CHARGED SURF SPRINTS, WAVE RIDING & SUPZILLA:
A SUP SHOW OF RESPECT FOR KAHANAMOKU  

 

 

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The Sapinus Pro, presented by Air Tahiti Nui to begin this weekend

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Wednesday 25 May

Sapinus Pro, presented by Air Tahiti Nui

We are now just 3 days out from the start of the Sapinus Pro, presented by Air Tahiti Nui, tension is mounting as news of a large, long period south west swell is announced that will provide the kind of conditions that dreams are made of here at Sapinus in the beautiful region of Punaauia, Tahiti. This new swell is scheduled to hit on wednesday / Thursday of next week, at around 12 ft @ 19 seconds period: this means spectacular big surf for the assembled athletes and spectacular viewing for you the audience. What’s more, the swell direction anticipated is ideal for Sapinus and should provide even better conditions than we witnessed last year!!
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Stand Up World Tour Update: Iorana, the Sapinus Pro is upon us

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Monday 16 May

The Sapinus Pro, presented by Air Tahiti Nui is here

We are now just under 2 weeks out from what is, without doubt, one of the most spectacular stops on the Stand Up World Tour: the Waterman League’s Sapinus Pro, presented by Air Tahiti Nui. In 2010, we saw some of the most mind blowing action of the Tour so far in heavy 10 – 12ft barrels, as Duane DeSoto pulled into one of the heaviest barrels yet, to set the tone of the event, and big wave Dave Muir matched size with size, carving his way to victory in the powerful surf. This year’s event will be bigger and better, as Air Tahiti Nui will fly athletes in from over 12 nations to take part in Stop 3 of the Stand Up World Tour
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2011 Rocky Mountain Surf Festival

Breaking news, the Whitewater Stand Up Paddling Championship has just morphed into the 2011 Rocky Mountain Surf Festival and will be held June 11th & 12th in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. This one of a kind Polynesian themed extravaganza will feature surfing contests at the Glenwood Springs Whitewater Activity Area, live music, food and product vendors, a costume contest, a Goof Off competition, an impromptu float in all types of crafts on the Colorado River and planet earth's best river stand up paddlers displaying their paddling prowess on the snowmelt swollen Colorado River…and much more!

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Stand Up World Tour Update: France event

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Friday 8 April

Naish La Torche Pro, presented by O’Neill: 04/30 – 05/8

With a record number of entries already received for the event and all the major names confirmed, the Naish La Torche Pro presented by O’Neill promises to be spectacular in every respect. Building on the success of our partnership with the French based distribution company, Enbata in 2010, (importer for Ron House, Gerry Lopez and Quikblade), the 2011 edition of the Stand Up World Tour will be the best yet and will also showcase a new region for the Tour in France: Continue reading ‘Stand Up World Tour Update: France event’

2011 Whitewater Stand Up Paddling Championship

2011 Whitewater Stand Up Paddling Championship
PRESENTED BY
C4 Waterman

JUNE 11TH & 12TH, 2011
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, COLORADO

Breaking news, C4 Waterman has once again teamed up with the Aspen Kayak & SUP Academy and EnviroAction Productions to produce the 2011 Whitewater Stand Up Paddling Championship. This exciting competition was the first whitewater stand up paddling event ever held and draws the top river SUPers from around the country.
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Surftech Surf & Sand Duel-athlon Ready to kick-off the Nor Cal Race Season

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Surftech Surf & Sand Duel-athlon
presented by
SUP Magazine
a one of a kind “Wild West” SUP race

Do ya feel lucky? If you are feelin’ lucky or simply want to enjoy a fun day of paddling in beautiful Northern California, grab your trusty 12′6, 14′ or whatever suits your fancy and roll into Santa Cruz on March 19th for the Surftech Surf & Sand Duel-athlon presented by SUP Magazine. Continue reading ‘Surftech Surf & Sand Duel-athlon Ready to kick-off the Nor Cal Race Season’

Zane Schweitzer Finalist Sunset Beach World Tour 2011

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Here is an interview with Zane Schweitzer from the Waterman League sent to us by Margareta, Starboard’s marketing manager.

 

Zane Schweitzer Finalist Sunset Beach World Tour 2011

Congratulations 17 year old Zane Schweitzer. Last year you won the Jr class. This year is the first time you actually enter the Pro class and you end up with only 3 athletes in the world finishing in front of you. There is no doubt you have great talents and a bright future in SUP surfing.
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Na Kama Kai Youth Challenge

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Na Kama Kai Youth Challenge

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Contact: Dawn Goonetilleke, dawn.goonetilleke@watermanleague.com, ph. 805-459-5940

NORTH SHORE, OAHU. (February 10 2011) The Na Kama Kai Youth Challenge
Event: Na Kama Kai Youth Challenge, A Stand Up Paddle Contest for youth 16 and under, Presented by Turtle Bay Resort

Final Results:
1st Bernd Roediger, 14, Maui, HI, USA
2nd Matt Becker, 16, Santa Barbara, CA, USA
3rd Kody Kerbox, 16, Maui, HI, USA
4th Ridge Lenny, 13, Maui, HI, USA
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Maui’s Kai Lenny takes the win at the Sunset Beach Pro

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Maui’s Kai Lenny wins again at the Sunset Beach Pro.

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SUNSET BEACH, OAHU. (February 9 2011) Maui’s Kai Lenny wins again at the Sunset Beach Pro.
Event: 2011 Stand Up World Tour, Sunset Beach Pro
Final Results:
1st Kai Lenny, Maui, HI, USA
2nd Robin Johnston, Oahu, HI, USA
3rd Peyo Lizarazu, The Basque Country, France
4th Zane Schweitzer, Maui, HI, USA
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Another spectacular day for the Sunset Beach Pro

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Trials Completed in giant surf

The giant surf continued today as we picked up where we left off with the Sunset Beach Pro, presented by Turtle Bay Resort, with the quarterfinals of the Trials. As the heats progressed it was clear that power and local knowledge were advantageous, as Chuck Patterson from Dana Point and Haley Fiske from San Francisco showcased the power approach, and Pomai Hoapili, with his no compromise approach to riding big Sunset, demonstrated the local advantage. Continue reading ‘Another spectacular day for the Sunset Beach Pro’