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Connor Baxter wins the Sprints and Zane Schweitzer the overall in Abu Dhabi

Sunday 7 April

Connor Baxter storms to victory in the All Stars Sprints

Connor Baxter (Starboard) storms to victory in the Abu Dhabi All Stars Sprints amidst a star studded field of athletes and in front of the dramatic backdrop that the CIty of Abu Dhabi provided.
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Zane Schweitzer storms to victory at the Abu Dhabi All Stars Surfing

Saturday 6 April

Zane Schweitzer takes gold in dramatic style in Abu Dhabi

While Zane Scwheitzer (Starboard) was always expected to be one of the standouts at the wave pool, his rise to the top here at the Abu Dhabi All Stars presented by Abu Dhabi Sailing and yacht, UAE SUP and Wadi Adventure Park was meteoric, as he stunned the spectators and judges alike to take the much deserved victory here in the desert.
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Abu Dhabi All Stars sees a spectacular 1st day of action at Wadi Adventure Park

Thursday 4 April

Epic action at Day 1 of the Abu Dhabi All Stars event

Set against the dramatic desert mountain and providing the most high performance waves of any wave pool in the world, Wadi Adventure provided the ideal venue for the surfing component of the Abu Dhabi All Stars, presented by Abu Dhabi Sailing and Yacht Club, UAE SUP and Wadi Advenure, The world’s best stepped up to the challenge and put on one of the most impressive displays of high performance stand up paddle surfing imaginable as they started to become accustomed to the unique nature of the wave at Wadi Adventure.
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The Abu Dhabi All Stars Invitational will be broadcast live today

Wednesday 3 April

Day 1 of the Abu Dhabi All Stars Invitational: live today

The Abu Dhabi All Stars Invitational presented by Abu Dhabi Sailing Club, UAE SUP and Wadi Adventure is live today, with the start of the surfing component at Wadi Adventure.
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Abu Dhabi All Stars Invitational will go live this week

Monday 1 April

The Abu Dhabi All Stars Invitational will go live this week

Abu Dhabi will play host this week to a selection of the world’s very best stand up paddlesurfers for the inaugural Abu Dhabi All Stars Invitational, presented by the Abu Dhabi Sailing and Yacht Club, UAE SUP and Wadi Adventure Park.
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The Abu Dhabi All Stars Invitational is coming up next week

Monday 25 March

Abu Dhabi to host the All Stars Invitational: April 3 – 7

Abu Dhabi has long been a host to global sport at its highest level, from Formula 1 car racing, to golf, and even the world’s premier yacht races, hosted by the Abu Dhabi Sailing and Yacht Club. However, from the 3rd – 7th April it will open its arms to a whole new kind of sporting excellence: the World’s leading Stand Up Paddlesurfers as they congragrate for the inaugural Abu Dhabi All Stars Invitational presented by Abu Dhabi Sailing and Yacht Club and in association with UAE SUP and Wadi Adventure.
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Promo for the Abu Dhabi All Stars Invitational

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Kai Lenny wins the 2013 Sunset Beach Pro in epic fashion

Thursday 14 February

Kai Lenny regains his Sunset Beach Pro Title with a win

After having to settle for 3rd place overall in 2012, and narrowly losing to Bonga Perkins in the Finals of the 2012 Sunset Beach Pro, the young Kai Lenny (Naish) from Maui, Hawaii was a man on a mission this year at Sunset Beach, putting together a string of standout performances through the heats to make it all the way to the Final.
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The Abu Dhabi Surf & Paddle All Stars Invitational is announced

Tuesday 12 February

The Waterman League takes the world’s best to Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi may seem like an unlikely location for a World Class Stand Up Paddle Showdown, but it has all of the ingredients to become a World Class destination for the sport. From flat water cruising in the warm waters and continual sunshine, to the waves, yes, you did hear right, waves found at one of the world’s premier wave pools (Wadi Adventure), Abu Dhabi has something for everyone from entry level paddler, to high performance surfer.
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Another day of epic surf for Day 2 of the Sunset Beach Pro

Sunday 10 February

Sunset Beach sees another day of spectacular action today

For a second day in a row, Sunset delivered big powerful surf for the assembled contenders to battle it out for the event crown. Sunset once again called the shots, as the competitors put it all on the line in the maxing conditions, providing more spectacular rides, heavy wipeouts and drama, as we completed Round 1, the repecharge and got half way through Round 3 of the Main event.
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Sunset Beach delivers perfection for the 1st day of the Sunset Beach Pro

Friday 8 February

Sunset Beach provides magic for Day 1 of the Main Event

It was a magical day at Sunset Beach today, with a picture perfect Hawaiian day accompanied by giant but managable surf in the 12ft+ range (20ft plus faces). The perfect setting saw some spectacular action that took us all the way through the trials and through 6 heats of the 1st round in the Main Event. With mindblowing conditions and action to match, Sunset Beach once again legitimized itself as the ultimate opener for the Stand Up World Tour.
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Turtle Bay Women’s Pro & Na Kama Kai Youth Challenge turn heads

Friday 8 February

Turtle Bay provides the ideal arena for spectacular action

Turtle Bay’s pool bar provided the perfect backdrop for Amp Energy’s Turtle Bay Women’s Pro and Go Pro’s Na Kama Kai Youth Challenge, presented by Starboard as a wealth of talent from all over the world showed up to one of the most intimate arenas in ocean sports. Here we see Benoit Carpentier (Naish) putting it all on the line at Pool Bars and click here to watch the highlights
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Sunset Beach Pro & Turtle Bay Women’s Pro to kick of next week

Thursday 31 January

2013 Stand Up World Tour Season to kick off at Sunset

Next week will see the return to the iconic Sunset Beach on the North Shore of Oahu for the dramatic opener to the 2013 Stand Up World Tour season.

Since its first year in 2010, the Sunset Beach Pro has seen dramatic conditions and spectacular showdowns each and every year, and 2013 promises to be no different: the long range forecast shows a very active swell window as the World’s best start to congregate on Oahu’s North Shore and the tension mounts…
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Sunset Beach Pro & Turtle Bay Women’s Pro to kick off February 6th

Monday 14 January

The Sunset Beach Pro to take place from the 7th – 15th Feb

Arguably the most iconic event on the Stand Up World Tour Calendar will once again kick the season off in style from the 7th – 15th February: the Sunset Beach Pro brings together the world’s best set against one of the most formidable backdrops and one of the world’s most infamous waves, found at the heart of Oahu’s Fabled North Shore.
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2013 World Tour and World Series Calendar announced

Monday 31 December

Stand Up World Tour Schedule for 2013 is announced

As we close another successful year for the Stand Up World Tour and we look ahead to 2013, the New Year will bring most of the same events back, but with some changes and exciting developments making for the most groundbreaking year yet for this World Championship Tour.
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