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Sean Poynter wins the Mirleft Stand Up Pro, the 2014 Location X in Morocco in epic surf

Sean Poynter wraps the year on a high with a spectacular victory here in Morocco

It was a picture perfect ending to what has been an amazing event here in Morocco today as the last 4 battled it out in pristine groomed surf that saw the highest scores of the contest posted in these last 4 heats (semis, consolation finals and finals).
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Quarterfinals completed in pumping surf, as Zane Schweitzer excels with a near perfect score

Morocco’s Location X sees pumping surf for Day 3 of Main event, w/ pristine conditions

Day 3 of the Main Event sees incredible conditions, as the swell holds and even builds overnight to provide full size surf for the quarterfinals.
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Magical second day of action as we now prepare for the ultimate finale in epic surf

Epic action on day 2 of action at the 2014 Location X in Morocco, as the swell delivers

The swell delivered on cue yesterday for an epic day of action here in Morocco for day 2 of the Location X Main event.
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Great opening day of action here at the Mirleft Stand Up Pro, the 2014 Location X in Morocco

Epic day of action here at Day 1 of the Mirleft Stand Up Pro, the 2014 Location X

The winds have backed off, the swell has stayed up and the scene has been set for an epic week of action here in Morocco, with Day 1 providing high performance surfing just north of Plage d’Aglou.
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Finn Mullen wins 2014 Irish SUP Surf Championships

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It’s been a successful Autumn for Starboard rider Finn Mullen who won his 6th consecutive Irish SUP title in perfect surf at the 2014 Irish National Championships Bundoran, County Donegal. The famous A frame reef wave of the ‘Peak’ in Bundoran was the contest venue and the near flawless conditions saw some of the best surf experienced for a national championships in recent years. Continue reading ‘Finn Mullen wins 2014 Irish SUP Surf Championships’

Location X in Morocco to see epic surf and a groundbreaking roving format that will make history

The Location X in Morocco is now officially underway as Moroccan Trials are completed

The first day of the 2014 Mirleft Stand Up Pro, this year’s Location X Special event saw impressive action and an unparalleled welcome at la Plage d’Aglou, in the beautiful region of Souss Masa Draa.
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Starboard’s Iballa Moreno Takes 2nd in EUROSUPA

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Iballa Moreno becomes 2nd in the European SUP Surf Contest #EUROSUPA 2014.

The canarian rider Iballa Moreno could not defend her tittle from last year in Somo-Cantabria, north of Spain. Caroline Angibaud takes the win with Maïli Tahar in third.
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Izzi Gomez secures La Torche Pro France win and the 2014 World Title

Izzi Gomez dominates the final day of competition and secures the win in France

Izzi Gomez (Starboard) has had an incredible year in 2014, as she secures the 2014 World Title in epic fashion here in France.
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Sean Poynter secures a well deserved win in La Torche and Kai Lenny is crowned 2014 World Champion

A dramatic final day of close finishes sees Sean Poynter crowned victorious in France

Sean Poynter (Starboard) has been looking for redemption for some time now: rightly one of the favorites on the Stand Up World Tour and in 3rd place coming into this event, Sean hasn’t been able to close the deal to take the win at an event since 2012, when he was within inches of a World Title.
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Another spectacular day of action at the 2014 La Torche Pro, as the Title Race intensifies & U16 Champion is crowned

The Title Race intensifies as both Kai Lenny & Caio Vaz continue onto the Quarterfinals

Another amazing day here at the 2014 La Torche Pro France as we get a few steps closer to crowning the 2014 World Champion after what has been an epic year of competition.
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Epic day of action today at the 2014 La Torche Pro France as the Main Event gets underway

Day 3 of the La Torche Pro France sees spectacular action in Main event, Round 1

A beautiful day here in Finistere as the Men’s Main Event of the 2014 La Torche Pro France got underway in nothing short of epic conditions. A solid, long period swell, light offshore winds and bright blue skies provided the perfect backdrop to a full day of competition that saw us wrap Round 1 and the Repechage of the Main Event, as well as Round 1 of the Na Kama Kai Youth Challenge.
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La Torche Pro France kicks off with a dramatic City Race and World Tour Surfing Trials

La Torche Pro France gets off to a spectacular start with a stadium set up

Pointe de la Torche provided a spectacular amphitheater for today’s action as the Trials component of the 2014 La Torche Pro France got underway in beautiful conditions. Sunshine, waves and thousands of people lining the cliffs of the legendary Point here in the department of Finistere provided the backdrop for a full day of action on the water.
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World Tour Finals this weekend, Recap from Turtle Bay, World Series Final Rankings and NBC air date

La Torche Pro France to determine the 2014 World Champion for Stand Up Paddlesurfing

The La Torche Pro France will see a dramatic welcome later this week as the World TItle Race intensifies and it will all come down to this crucial European stop on the Stand Up World Tour to decide the 2014 World Champion.
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Stand Up World Series Finals at Turtle Bay from 10th – 12th October & La Torche Pro France entries now open

World Series Finals at Turtle Bay to kick off next weekend on Oahu’s North Shore

After a dramatic stop in Huntington Beach California, the action will intensify as we build up to the prestigious World Series Finals at Turtle Bay Resort presented by Naish that will take place on Oahu’s North Shore.
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Location X announced, World Series Finals coming up & look back at the Huntington Beach Pro Grand Slam

Location X is provisionally announced for Morocco from the 8th – 16th November

We are proud to announce that Morocco will host this year’s Location X event, following directly on from the La Torche Pro France and running from the 8th – 16th November. Final details are still being confirmed with all travel, logistic and broadcast details to be released next week.
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