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A look back at the 2012 Sunset Beach Pro, presented by Malibu and Starboard

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Sunday 19 February

The 2012 Sunset Beach Pro highlights are now online

You can view a continuous flow of highlights from the 2012 Sunset Beach Pro presented by Malibu and Starboard and in association with Maui Jim online now at www.standupworldtour.com. Watch as the very best in the world battle it out in the flawless conditions that we were blessed with at stop 1 of the 2012 Stand Up World Tour.
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Bonga Perkins wins the Sunset Beach Pro in epic conditions

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Tuesday 14 February

Bonga Perkins edges ahead of Kai Lenny in dying minutes

In one of the most dramatic and exciting Finals yet for the Stand Up World Tour, Bonga Perkins digs deep in the last minute of the heat to edge ahead of Kai Lenny (Naish) by the smallest of margins and take victory here at stop 1, the Sunset Beach Pro presented by Malibu and Starboard and in association with Maui Jim eyewear.
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Sunset Beach Pro delivers high caliber action for Day one of the Main Event

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Sunday 12 February

Day one of the Main Event sees epic waves at Sunset Beach

6 – 8 ft groomed Sunset was the order of the day as the very best in the world stepped up to do battle on day one of the Sunset Beach Pro presented by Malibu & Starboard and in association with Maui Jim.
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Main Event athletes prepare to do battle at the Sunset Beach Pro

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Thursday 9 February

Main Event athletes prepare to do battle at Sunset Beach

After 3 lay days since the Da Hui Trials on Monday, athletes are now getting ready for a possible day of action tomorrow as the Main Event will get underway here at the Sunset Beach Pro, presented by Malibu and Starboard and in association with Maui Jim Eyewear.
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The Da Hui Trials of the Sunset Beach Pro are completed in epic conditions

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Tuesday 7 February

Da Hui Trials are completed in impressive conditions

Staying true to form here at the Sunset Beach Pro, the Opening event of the 2012 Stand Up World Tour season, the trials kicked off in epic 8ft+ surf, as contending athletes stepped up to do battle.
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The Sunset Beach Pro gets off to a beautiful start at Turtle Bay

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Sunday 5 February

The Sunset Beach Pro gets off to a great start at Turtle Bay

The first day of the Sunset Beach Pro presented by Malibu and Starboard and in association with Maui Jim saw a beautiful day here at Turtle Bay Resort.
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Australia Event “The Doctor” – Recap by Connor Baxter

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Connor Wins in Australia!!!

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On my way to Australia for the notorious “The Doctor” event in Perth, I stopped off in Thailand. Traveling with Zane Schweitzer and Bart de Zwart – we went to Starboard Internationals Headquarters to test, shape and design some new wave boards. After 5 great days in Thailand – Bart and I headed to Australia.
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Join us for our FREE Demo Day Saturday, February 4, 2012

Explore the complete line of C4 Waterman’s new stand-up boards ranging from the SUBNINE 8-4 Turbo Spud to the 14-foot V1 Racer. Also try our iSUP inflatables. Come down, come early, it’s FREE!
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Malibu brings their unique island vibe to the Sunset Beach Pro

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Saturday 28 January

Malibu Rum partners with the iconic Sunset Beach Pro

Bringing a completely unique vibe to the event, Malibu Rum has partnered with the Stand Up World Championship Tour Opener at Sunset Beach on the legendary North Shore of Oahu. Malibu’s island roots will blend well with the Stand Up Community in a celebration of the alluring Ocean lifestyle they thrive on.
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Starboard & Maui Jim step up as Champions prepare to do battle

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Thursday 26 January

Starboard step up to partner with the Sunset Beach Pro

Stand Up World Tour Patron and one of the world’s leading Stand Up Paddleboard brands Starboard have stepped up to partner with the Sunset Beach Pro for 2012, punctuating the start of another exciting year for the Stand Up World Tour.
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Countdown to the Sunset Beach Pro, stop 1 of the Stand Up World Tour

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Sunday 15 January

Sunset Beach Pro, World Tour Opener just 3 weeks away

As epic swell after epic swell pounds the North Shore of Oahu, tension is mounting for the grand opening for the 2012 season of the Stand Up World Tour at the iconic Sunset Beach.

After the giant surf of 2010 and 2011, right in the middle of the prime winter swell season here in Hawaii, competitors will once again be dusting off their guns in preparation for the 2012 assault, knowing that they will have to put it all on the line to place at this prestigious World Tour Opener.
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Ed Wheeler – SUP Surfing Ambassador

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If you follow the SUP race scene here in Hawaii, there’s a guy that is a fixture at most of the races. His name is Ed Wheeler and he’s an all around nice guy. Ed and I were at the North Shore Paddle Challenge at Turtle Bay Resort in October 2011. I was fighting bronchitis/walking pneumonia so I was limited to taking photos and Ed just got back from a Tahiti trip and was taking it easy. The waves were good so in between the surf heats, he went surfing with Robert Stehlik and I got these shots. I also included a few from the Duke’s OceanFest in August.
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2011 PA’A Toys for Tots Race

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Here are some pictures from this year’s annual PA’A Toys for Tots race. The race ended at Kaimana Beach, Oahu, Hawaii. The day was overcast so that’s why the pictures look kinda hazy.
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Na Kama Kai @ Hale’iwa Beach Park This Sunday

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Hau’oli makahiki hou and mahalo for all the hard work put in during 2011! Na Kama Kai is starting off 2012 this Sunday, January 8th, running an Ocean Clinic at Hale’iwa Beach Park from 9am to 3pm.
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Blue Planet Surf SUP Clinic and Demo Day

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Here are some pictures that I took from a recent SUP clinic and demo day by the guys at Blue Planet Surf. Blue Planet holds a monthly clinic when possible and it’s a good opportunity to try out different boards, paddles and equipment. You meet a lot of fun and interesting people, get to SUP and leave with more knowledge than you came with.
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