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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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The Location X Finals will be broadcast live from the British Virgin Islands

Saturday 8 December

The Location X Finals will be broadcast live from the BVI

The Location X Finals presented by The Moorings and in association with Finlandia and Starboard will be broadcast live from the British Virgin Islands starting Tuesday next week.The live feed brought to you by DIgicel 4G will bring you the action as it unfolds for what is the most dramatic close the Stand Up World Tour has ever seen.
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Haleiwa’s Mo Freitas wins the Ubatauba Pro, Brazil in epic fashion

Sunday 2 December

15 year old Mo Freitas from Haleiwa makes history

15 year old Mo Freitas makes history on the Stand up World Tour by storming to victory against Leco Salazar at the Ubatuba Pro presented by Art in Surf. From the outset, he demonstrated flawless rail to rail power surfing, dominating his heats all the way through to the man on man quarters, where he came up against current ratings leader Sean Poynter and won.
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The Ubatuba Pro highlights local talent and international players

Saturday 1 December

Watch the final day of the Ubatuba Pro Live from Brazil

Watch the final day of action here at the Ubatuba Pro, stop 4 of the Stand Up World Tour at www.standupworldtour.com/stream.php. We are now underway with Round 4, as we will progress all the way to the finals today here at the beautiful Itamambuca Beach, as well as running a women’s division and a Na Kama Kai Exhibition heat for the U16. Stay tuned for the action as it unfolds at this penultimate stop for the 2012 Stand Up World Tour.
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Stand Up World Tour Stop #4 in Brazil is now underway in Ubatuba

Thursday 29 November

Stand Up World Tour now live today from Ubatuba, Brazil

The Stand Up World Tour is once again back in Brazil this week for Stop 4, as the World’s best congregate once again to do battle at the beautiful Itamambuca Beach in Ubatuba. The action is already underway and being streamed live with the Trials now in the water.
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Destination for the Location X is announced

Thursday 8 November

British Virgin Islands announced as this year’s Location X

The British Virgin Islands has been named as the destination for the 2012 Location X. After a flurry of interest online and hundreds of voters sharing their wishes and favorite destinations from all over the globe, the decision has been taken for this beautiful chain of islands in the Caribbean to host this unique event featuring the World’s Top 16 athletes plus 2 wildcards.
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Kai Lenny & Annabel Anderson are crowned 2012 World Champions

Tuesday 16 October

Kai Lenny secures an impressive win at Turtle Bay and his first World Racing Title

Kai Lenny (Naish) put on a dominant performance over the weekend to secure his first Racing World Championship Title ahead of a field of international powerhouses. Coming into Pacifico’s Stand Up World Series Finals at Turtle Bay leading the overall rankings for the year, (wearing the yellow jersey as a result), Kai knew that he had to finish strong at home in Hawaii to ensure that the first racing Title would be his.
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