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The #SapinusPro Tahiti is just one week away, as the South Pacific swell action heats up and the world’s best prepare

#Sapinus Pro Tahiti to kick off next week as the World’s best Stand Up Paddlesurfers head south for stop 2 of the Stand Up World Tour

Stop 2 of the 2015 Stand Up World Tour will kick off next week in the magnificent Tahitian island chain as the #SapinusPro is back (WATCH THE TRAILER). The Stand Up World Tour has a rich history in the islands since the launch of its Contenders exhibition back in 2009, and then the first full year of the Tour in 2010, as the #Sapinus Pro was born.

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Sapinus Pro Tahiti Entries now open & Barcelona to open World Series in style

The Sapinus Pro Tahiti is back for 2015 and set to deliver one of the most exciting spectacles of the year: Entries are now open

The Stand Up World Tour Legacy was set in stone back in 2009 with the groundbreaking Contenders project, an event that changed preconceived notions of the sport of Stand Up Paddling for good.

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Official Details on Brazil announced as Sao Paolo will take center stage now in August

The Sao Paolo Region of Brazil will host the 2015 Grand Slam event featuring World Tour Surfing and World Series Racing in August

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.

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News from the Stand Up World Tour & Series: Hawaii Opener & Finals, EU Cup update, Brazil, Japan and US news

Hawaii’s World Tour Opener draws record viewing online, sees dramatic action and crowns 2 worthy Champions

Sunset Beach and Turtle Bay register over 2.8million minutes watched and 270,000 unique views, as the fanbase for the sport grows and the Waterman League steps up its live broadcast reach and impact.

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Day 2 of the #SunsetBeachPro sees exciting and challenging conditions for the completion of Round 2

Day 2 of the #SunsetBeachPro produces some incredible surfing in testing conditions

Zane Schweitzer (Starboard) produced some of the best surfing of his #SUWT career to score the highest heat total of the competition so far. A 9.77 and a 8.33 (total: 18.1) in Round 1 of the #SunsetBeachPro was clearly the stand out score of the day. The Maui youngster showed he has an excellent array of talent and composure to score highly in any conditions.

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Day 1 of the #SunsetBeachPro open’s in dramatic fashion as we see stand out performances from Justin Holland, Bernd Roediger & Fiona Wylde

#SunsetBeachPro open’s in dramatic fashion on Day 1

The first stop of the 2015 Stand Up World Tour kicks off in big surf and light winds at the #SunsetBeachPro on the North Shore in Hawaii.

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France’s Caroline Angibaud claims victory at the Turtle Bay Pro, with Nainoa David and Keola Auwae claiming the youth crowns

Caroline Angibaud claims victory at stop 1 of the Stand up World Tour in Hawaii

Caroline Angibaud has long been a serious threat on the Stand Up World Tour, with her best result to date until this 1st event on the 2015 season being the La Torche Pro France at the end of last year, where she finished runner up to Izzi Gomez (Starboard).

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Hawaii will open the 2015 Stand Up World Tour in just one week’s time at Sunset and Turtle Bay

The Sunset Beach Pro will once again provide the ultimate Tour opener in 2015

It is that time of year again, and the Stand Up World Tour will kick off at the end of next week with the Turtle Bay Women’s Pro, followed by the Sunset Beach Pro on the 10th February out here on Oahu’s Fabled North Shore.

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Da Hui Backdoor Shootout sees great Round 3 action & an elite SUP Exhibition event at Pipeline

Keali’i Mamala wins the prestigious SUP exhibition with an epic Pipeline Barrel

After a challenging first outing at Pipeline last Friday in lacklustre conditions, an elite crew of 6 Stand Up Paddle athletes took to the water for an hour long exhibition, as the winds turned offshore, and the surf turned on for a unique showcase for Stand Up Paddling at Pipeline.

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The first day of the Team Da Hui Backdoor Shootout sees perfect scores at epic Pipe and Backdoor

Perfect scores illustrate a perfect day at Pipeline for the Da Hui Backdoor Shootout

The surfing was mindblowing today at the World’s premier Surfing amphitheater, but the stars of the show were without doubt Pipeline and Backdoor, the waves that put on a flawless spectacle for what was touted as the best day of the winter so far.

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Opening Day of Da Hui Backdoor Shootout sees Lenny, Perkins, Botha & Melvin Keawe victorious at Pipe

Kai Lenny reigns supreme at inaugural Da Hui Backdoor Shootout in tough conditions

History was made today at Pipeline in celebration of the 50th Anniversary Duke Kahanamoku Invitational, as the Da Hui Backdoor Shootout kicked off with a showcase of all forms of ‘wave sliding’, from the simplest form of bodysurfing right through to Stand Up Paddling, as Hawaii’s best stepped up to do battle at the infamous Banzai Pipeline.
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50th Anniversary Duke Kahanamoku Invitational is now LIVE at watermanleague.com

The 50th Anniversary of the Duke Kahanamoku Invitational, the Da Hui Backdoor Shootout is now LIVE at watermanleague.com

We are now live from Pipeline with the Opening day of action for the Da Hui Backdoor Shoout presented by Ambry Genetics and in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Duke Kahanamoku Invitational.
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Da Hui Backdoor Shootout in memory of Duke Kahanamoku to feature Shortboard, SUP, Longboard, bodysurfing & bodyboard

Da Hui Backdoor Shootout celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Duke Invitiational

2015 represents a special year for the North Shore of Oahu, as the longstanding Da Hui Backdoor Shootout celebrates the 50th Aniversary of the original Duke Kahanamoku Invitational event, this year to be held at the infamous Pipeline.
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2015 schedules, 2014 Highlights & milestones and Holiday Greetings from the Waterman League

The Waterman League is proud to announce the 2015 Stand Up World Tour schedule

We are proud to announce the 2015 schedule for the Stand Up World Tour, featuring an ideal mix of iconic surf destinations and major global markets as the World Championship platform for the sport steps up to a whole new level.
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Hawaii to provide a complete showcase of SUP Surfing at the World Tour Opener in February

Oahu’s Fabled North Shore to play host the ultimate Open to the 2015 Season

From the 6th 18th February, Oahu’s North Shore will play host to the most complete SUP Surfing spectacle of the year, featuring World Tour Openers for both Men and Women,the Na Kama Kai Youth Challenge and Clinic, not to mention the Tribute to the Legends, honoring the leading figures and pioneers of the ever evolving, but well rooted Ocean Sport culture.
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