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Sylt PWA Super Grand Slam – Reno SUP Challenge begins

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‘Amanda takes on Eva – 2014 Sylt PWA Super Grand Slam – Reno SUP Challenge’ © Carter-pwaworldtour.com

With light winds continuing to dominate on day six of the Davidoff Cool Water Sylt PWA Super Grand Slam, the decision was made to begin the Reno SUP Challenge during the afternoon, which saw twelve teams battling it out in heats of two for a place in tomorrow’s final, to keep the crowds entertained.
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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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Connor wins the Overall Event Title and Secures the 2014 World Title ahead of the final event

Connor Baxter Makes it a Clean
Sweep to Take the Overall Title
at Huntington Beach and
Win The 2014 WORLD TITLE!

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RECAP BY CONNOR

The 2014 Huntington Grand Slam was a great event. The contest started off on Tuesday with the trials for the surfing portion. The next day the main event started and I was in heat 10. The waves were funky and super hard to judge where to take off. I was sitting in second place but then Brennan got a great wave which narrowly put me in third place, so I had to go the loser round and had one more chance to make it to round three. So the next day I got ready for my next surf heat with Robin Johnson and Fernando Stella. This was a very close heat between all of us but I edged out the other two guys to advance to round three. This next round I had a super tough heat and surfed my best. But just got edged out. Continue reading ‘Connor wins the Overall Event Title and Secures the 2014 World Title ahead of the final event’

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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Candice Appleby makes it a clean sweep at the World Series & earns the Grand Slam Title in Huntington Beach

Candice Appleby makes it a clean sweep in the World Series & is Grand Slam Champion

Candice Appleby takes Huntington by storm as she surges to victory in the Long Distance 10km race to take the overall World Series win, but also the Grand Slam Title with a 3rd in the surf and 1st in the race. What an entry to her first Stand Up World Series event here in here home city at Huntington Beach beating current ratings leader Lina Augauitis.
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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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Starboard’s Bart de Zwart Tackles the Muskoka River X Race

By: Au

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Congratulations to hard core, Bart de Zwart who just loves expeditions! After a grueling 11 City Tour, where Bart came out on top for the 4th time, he then went to Canada to take on the longest 1 day expedition in the Muskoka River X race only to Win AGAIN! Continue reading ‘Starboard’s Bart de Zwart Tackles the Muskoka River X Race’

Connor Baxter & Candice Appleby reign supreme in today’s World Series Sprints at Huntington Beach

Connor Baxter comes out of the gates strong on Day 1 here in Huntington Beach

Current Ratings Leader and yellow jersey holder, Connor Baxter (Starboard) started today as he means to continue here at Stop 4 of the 2014 Stand Up World Series, securing a win on the first day of competition in one of the most exciting Sprint Racing eliminations yet.
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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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Blue Planet SUP Clinic this Sunday, September 21st at Ala Moana, 8AM

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This coming Sunday September 21st, Blue Planet customers can once again try out our demo boards for free at our SUP Clinics. Please note that this is only for customers interested in purchasing a board from Blue Planet and we will have a special offer on used and new boards, available only to clinic participants. The instructional clinic for beginners will be held by Blue Planet owner and head coach, Robert Stehlik. Our staff will also be available to give equipment advice and advanced technique coaching on request.
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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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Wednesday Training Group: Meeting at 5:00 PM Hawaii Kai – Coaching Topic: Surfing on Raceboards

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Surfing on Raceboards:
This Wednesday we will talk about surfing raceboards, warm up, do a sprint out to the Blinker Buoy, then practice catching and surfing waves in the bay.

Please note: meeting time is 5 PM at the Hawaii Kai boat ramp.
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Starboard’s Bart de Zwart Wins 11 City Tour – 4 x’s!

By: Au

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Congratulations Bart de Zwart on his 4th win of the 11 City Tour. Bart gives us a full recap on this amazing feat, which some say is the most grueling race of the year to win.

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