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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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Connor Baxter secures the Huntington Beach World Series win and the 2014 World Title in advance of the Finals

Connor Baxter gets redemption in Huntington & secures 2014 World Title

After a dramatic day of action here in Huntington Beach, Connor Baxter (Starboard) not only navigated an incredible Long distance Race to take the win earning him the event Title here at Stop 4, he has been able to secure the 2014 World Title in advance of the Final event.
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Izzi Gomez wins Stop 4 of the 2014 Stand Up World Tour & in the process, the 2014 World Title in advance of the Finals

Izzi Gomez secures the event win & in the process her first World Surfing Title

Izzi Gomez (Starboard) made history today by not only claiming her 2nd consecutive Huntington Beach Pro Title, but also securing her first ever World Championship Title in advance of the Final event in France next month.
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Dramatic action at Day 3 of the Huntington Beach Pro sees performance levels sky rocket

Spectacular performances define a magical day here at the Huntington Beach Pro

Despite early morning winds that buffeted the event site on arrival today at Huntington Beach, by the time the sun came up, the wind backed off and the conditions turned on for a day to remember here in Surf City USA.
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Top Seeds excel today on the first day of the Main Event at the Huntington Beach Pro Grand Slam

Top Seeds excel in excellent surf today at the Huntington Beach Pro Grand Slam

Today dawned bright and beautiful here in Huntington Beach, as the swell peaked for a full day of action for the Main Event of both Men’s and Women’s competition. Stand out performances across the board today, with the majority of the Top seeds making it directly through to Round 3.
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Thomas King claims victory in the Huntington Beach Pro Trials on Day 1 of US stop on the Stand Up World Tour

Thomas King makes his country proud today in Surf City by claiming victory

South Africa increasingly seems to be making its presence felt in the international surfing scene from big wave surfing to regular world tour surfing, but now here on the Stand up World Tour, as the South African contingent put on a show today in the Trials component of the Huntington Beach Pro Grand Slam.
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The Huntington Beach Pro Grand Slam will go live from Monday 15th September at www.watermanleague.com

Huntington Beach to provide a showcase of the cutting edge of Stand Up Paddling

The Huntington Beach Pro Grand Slam presented by Starboard will take over Huntington Beach next week with a dramatic showcase for the Sport of Stand Up Paddling:
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The $45,000 Huntington Beach Pro Grand Slam to kick of on Monday 15th September in Surf City USA

The Huntington Beach Pro Grand Slam to host both World Tour & World Series events

The 2014 Huntington Beach Pro Grand Slam will host both Stand Up World Tour Surfing and Stand Up World Series Racing events from the 15th – 21st September in Surf City USA.
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Shonan Chigasaki Pro, Japan to kick off next week and US Trilogy announced

Shonan Chigasaki Pro Japan to make history next weekend as first step in Asia

The Shonan Chigasaki Pro Japan will kick off next week, from the 15th – 17th August, setting the stage for an exciting future for the sport of Stand Up Paddling in Asia.
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Turtle Bay Partnership, European Cup, Japan and US Trilogy news

Turtle Bay steps up to become Official Resort of the Stand Up World Tour & Series

In a multi year commitment, Turtle Bay Resort has stepped up to become an Official Tour & Series Partner and establish itself not only as the Headquarters to the Waterman League, but also the Official Resort of both the Stand Up World Tour and Stand Up World Series.
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European Cup just 3 weeks away and Japan event announced

European Cup to provide not only a Series Title, but also 2014 European Champions

The European Cup will provide a prestigious Title for the Sport of Stand Up Paddling, as the World’s best paddlers congregate in Europe for a dynamic Series of events spanning Europe during June and July.
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Izzy Gomez takes the win at the Abu Dhabi All Stars amid fierce competition

Izzi Gomez comes from behind to take victory at the Abu Dhabi All Stars

Coming off an impressive win at the last stop of the Stand Up World Tour in Brazil, Izzy Gomez (Starboard) started slower at the open of the 2014 Abu Dhabi All Stars, but soon found her stride and gained momentum through the rounds to take victory at stop #3 on the 2014 Stand Up World Tour. With an incredible winning record (2 out of 3 this year and 4 out of 7 since the beginning of 2013), Izzi is proving herself to be a dominant force in the sport of Stand Up Paddling and a true Champion.
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Epic day of action on Day 2 of the Abu Dhabi All Stars Grand Slam

Epic 2nd day of action here at the Abu Dhabi All Stars Grand Slam

It was another full and dramatic day of action today at Wadi Adventure Park in Al Ain, for the 2nd day of the Abu Dhabi All Stars. With a warm up session for the women to kick the day off, it was straight back into Men’s Round number one, as we picked up with Heat #13 through 16 to complete the first round of action.
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Dramatic day of action here on the 1st day of the Abu Dhabi All Stars

The Abu Dhabi All Stars sees an exceptional first day of action at Wadi Adventure

The Stand Up World Tour Surfing component of the Abu Dhabi All Stars Grand Slam got underway today with the first round of the Main event for the Men, and warm ups for both Men and Women.
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2014 Turtle Bay Challenge Women’s Pro Surf Contest

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In February, I went to the 2014 Stand Up World Tour Women’s Pro finals. The conditions were really good. Very blue skies, light winds, and the water was looking pretty nice. It wasn’t really choppy and bumpy. The waves were big enough for a decent surf contest, I think some of the sets coming in were about double overhead or so, and they were definitely rideable. Continue reading ‘2014 Turtle Bay Challenge Women’s Pro Surf Contest’