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History to be made at the Magallanes Paddle Challenge, Chile

Thursday 28 February

Magallanes Paddle Challenge to open 2013 World Series

This year’s World Series Opener will venture into uncharted waters and tread new ground for the sport of Stand Up Paddling as a whole. Set in the dramatic surroundings that the region of Patagonia, South Chile provides, from the 14th – 17th March the Magallanes Paddle Challenge will see a selection of the World’s best athletes battle it out for the $20,000 prize-money below the Glaciers for the first stop on the 2013 Stand Up World Series.
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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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Xcel Race Against Skin Cancer Coming Saturday, February 9

Xcel Race Against Skin Cancer
Coming Saturday, February 9

First-Time Event Supports University of Hawai’i Cancer Center

O’AHU, HAWAI’I – Pre-registration continues for the Xcel Race Against Skin Cancer presented by the University of Hawai’i Cancer Center, a standup paddle race Saturday, February 9 benefiting skin cancer awareness.
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The Magallanes Paddle Challenge, Chile will kick off the 2013 World Series

Monday 4 February

The Magallanes Paddle Challenge provides dramatic open

The Aragas Magallanes Paddle Challenge presented by Stand Up Latino and powered by Big Foot Adventures Patagonia will provide the most spectacular opener imaginable for the 2013 Stand Up World Series. The area of Patagonia where the event will take place has long been known as a paradise for hiking and nature lovers, amidst the imposing glaciers and unique waterways that make it one of the most striking destinations in the world.
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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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Tune into NBC this Sunday at 3pm EST to watch the Location X Finals

Thursday 20 December

Location X Finals to air this Sunday at 3pm EST on NBC

The Stand Up World Tour’s presence on NBC continues this month with an airing this weekend at 3pm EST / 12pm PST / 10am HST on World of Adventure Sports. The show is hosted from the British Virgin Islands and will look back at the year on Tour through all its dramatic stops, only to end with the Location X Finals and the culmination of the 2012 Stand Up World Tour. So make sure to tune in at 3pm (EST) this Sunday 23rd December to watch an epic look at another incredible year for the Stand Up World Tour.
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Leco Salazar wins the Location X Finals and secures the 2012 World Title

Tuesday 18 December

Leco Salazar wins the Location X Finals & 2012 World Title

In a dramatic and emotional finish here at Finlandia’s Location X Finals presented by the Moorings and in association with Starboard, the Brazilian Leco Salazar was crowned not only event winner, but 2012 World Champion here on the Stand Up World Tour.
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2012 Wet Feet/Blue Planet Surf WPA Race

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Here is a slideshow video of the pictures I took from the finish line of the 2012 Wet Feet/Blue Planet Surf WPA Hawaii Regional Championships Race.
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2012 Molokai 2 Oahu Paddleboard Championships

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Here is a slideshow video of the pictures I took from the finish line of the 2012 Molokai 2 Oahu Paddleboard Championships.
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