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Welcome to the Abu Dhabi All Stars Grand Slam: action is about to kick off here in the UAE

Abu Dhabi opens its arms to the World’s best Stand Up Paddlers

The Abu Dhabi All Stars Grand Slam is back for its widely anticipated second edition: this time in an upgraded capacity, with full status World Surfing Tour and World Racing Series events, making a statement for the sport in this incredible country.
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Caio Vaz & Izzy Gomez are victorious at Stop 2 of the Stand Up World Tour in Brazil

Caio Vaz secures an emotional win at home in Brazil

Caio Vaz (Art in Surf) is seemingly unstoppable this year: having kicked off the year with a win at Sunset Beach, Stop 1 of the Stand UP World Tour and after winning the Nationals on the weekend, Caio now storms to victory in dramatic fashion here at the Alagoas Pro Grand Slam in Brazil.
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The Alagoas Pro Grand Slam sees dramatic action on opening weekend

Caio Vaz & Aline Adisaka win the Brazilian Nationals in dramatic style

After a dramatic weekend of action here for the opening two days of the Alagoas Pro Grand Slam, the Brazilian Nationals were completed in great conditions here at Praia do Frances, with current World Number 1 Caio Vaz (Art in Surf) taking the win in the Men’s division and Aline Adisaka (New Advance) ending victorious in the women’s.
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Alagoas Pro Grand Slam to kick off this weekend here in Brazil

Alagoas Pro Grand Slam to kick off this weekend for action packed week in Brazil

The Opening Day for the Alagoas Pro Grand Slam is now upon us as the World’s best congregate at Ponta Verde Hotel in Praia do Frances, a beautiful beach town to the south of Maceio. First up will be the Brazilian National SUP Surfing Championships, bringing together the countries finest talent for the first showdown of this Grand Slam event.
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Brazil & Abu Dhabi up next, European Cup & Japan Challenger event announced

Alagoas Pro Grand Slam to kick off on the 29th March, featuring Surf and Race

The beautiful region of Alagoas, N. Brazil is preparing to open its arms to not only the world’s best Stand Up Paddlers, but also Brazil’s finest, as the opening weekend will see the National Championships and Trials, providing the entry point into the prestigious Stand Up World Tour event. All action will take place at Praia do Frances, a stunning beach town just 15km from the Airport.
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Alagoas Pro Brazil and Abu Dhabi All Stars Grand Slams are next up

Alagoas Pro Grand Slam to kick off next month in Brazil featuring Surf & Race

After a dramatic first stop for the Stand Up World Tour at Sunset Beach on Oahu’s North Shore, next up will be the Alagoas Pro Grand Slam, taking place from the 29th March to the 6th April. This Grand Slam event will feature stop number two on the 2014 Stand up World Tour, but also the Opener for the Stand Up World Series, as the world’s best head to the North of Brazil to do battle. Continue reading ‘Alagoas Pro Brazil and Abu Dhabi All Stars Grand Slams are next up’

Caio Vaz (Brasil) Wins Sunset Beach Pro

Caio Vaz Takes Sunset

SUNSET BEACH, HAWAII – The first stop of the 2014 Stand Up World Tour saw the fifth anniversary of one of the tour’s marquee events – the Sunset Beach Pro.  This iconic wave is known for it’s power and difficulty – every wave offers up it’s own unique, distinct challenge.  Local knowledge proves to be a huge asset as evidenced by the abundance of Hawaiian athletes in the main event draw.
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32 Men Advance to Round 3 in the Sunset Beach Pro

Sunset Beach Pro – 32 Men Advance to Round 3

SUNSET BEACH, HAWAII – It was a clear and hot day with very light winds for the first day of the Sunset Beach Pro main event. 48 men started the day in conditions that could be considered mid-range for Sunset with a 4-6 foot swell. While the waves were not as large as in previous years, the conditions were smooth with barrelling overhead sets coming through all day. Continue reading ‘32 Men Advance to Round 3 in the Sunset Beach Pro’

Steamer Lane sets the Stage for the 2014 Surftech Shootout

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Surftech Shootout the Tri-fecta
of SUP Competition

Surftech Shootout, Duel SUP/Prone Race and Cowells SUP Classic
Delivers Something for Everyone

Santa Cruz, California – (February 12, 2014) The 6th Annual Surftech Shootout presented by SUP the Mag returns to Santa Cruz, California March 28-30th. This three-part event features many of the greatest names in SUP surfing doing battle at the world famous Steamer Lane. In addition to the SUP surfing action at ‘The Lane’, there is also the Duel SUP/Prone Race on Cowells Beach where competitors will race along the picturesque Santa Cruz Wharf, Santa Cruz Boardwalk and the cliffs of Santa Cruz’s west side. The third ‘bullet’ in the Surftech Shootout chamber is the Cowells SUP Classic which takes place on the gentle right point break located just down the point from Steamer Lane.
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Nicole Pacelli (BRA) Wins Turtle Bay Pro

Nicole Pacelli is your 2014 Turtle Bay Women’s Pro Champion!

Sunshine, good waves, and a deep field of the world’s finest female SUP surfers were on hand today as we entered the final day of the 2014 Turtle Bay Women’s Pro at Turtle Bay Resort on the north shore of Oahu in Hawaii. Light trade winds and an increasing swell created ideal conditions for the first event on the 2014 Stand Up World Tour. Continue reading ‘Nicole Pacelli (BRA) Wins Turtle Bay Pro’

Turtle Bay Women’s Pro: Live Webcast Online Now

Turtle Bay Women’s Pro – Live Webcast Online Now

Conditions are looking great at Turtle Bay Resort today for the 2nd day of competition in the Turtle Bay Women’s Pro. 18 ladies will battle through 4 rounds today to determine the champion for the first stop on the 2014 Women’s Stand Up World Tour.
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Stand Up World Tour Day 1 Highlights – Women, Youth, and Legends Take to the Water

Day 1 is in The Books!

Stormy conditions have been covering the North Shore for most of the previous week. This morning saw the conditions improving as the wind began to settle down and the waves cleaned up to provide consistent 5-7 foot faces at the “Pool Bars” break at Turtle Bay Resort. Continue reading ‘Stand Up World Tour Day 1 Highlights – Women, Youth, and Legends Take to the Water’

La Torche Pro France sees dramatic action with Men’s, women’s and Na Kama Kai

Thursday 31 October

Day 6 of the La Torche Po France lights up as Titles on line

A full day of action today at the La Torche Pro France 2013 presented by Naish and Twenty-Nine, starting with the women’s repechage and ending with the first round of the Na Kama Kai Youth Challenge, with Round 3 & 4 of the women and Rounds 4 & 5 of the Men in between.
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Full day of action here at La Torche as top seeds dominate & survive

Wednesday 30 October

Blue skies, calmer winds & good surf provide great action

The Main Event got underway today here at the La Torche Pro France, presented by Naish and Twenty-Nine, as the performance level just went through the roof. The first round saw great action as the Top 8 trialists faced the 8 wildcards to provide a final 8 athletes that would move onto face the World’s Top 24.
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Opening weekend sees action in La Torche – live broadcast of main event this week

Sunday 27 October

Opening weekend of the La Torche Pro France sees action

The La Torche Pro France presented by Naish and Twenty-Nine is now officially open, as a weekend of Trials and extreme weather welcomed the World’s best to this beautiful corner of France. With a series of low pressure systems hitting NW France this past week, there was no shortage of waves for the opening day of the event, as the Trials got underway in solid surf as we saw 8 worthy athletes earned their spots in the Main event.
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