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Caio Vaz from Brazil and Izzi Gomez from the USA are crowned World Champions for 2015

After 2 years of being so close with two 2nd place finishes, the Brazilian Caio Vaz secures his first World Title at just 21 years old

Caio Vaz (Art in Surf) was in the final back in 2012 when Leco Salazar (New Advance) won his World Title, so felt the emotion and excitement of being able to bring a World Title home to Brazil.

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Poenaiki Raioha and Izzi Gomez are crowned 2015 the US Open Stand Up Paddlesurfing Champions

Poenaiki Raioha puts on a flawless performance on the Final Day of action to take victory at the 2015 US Open of Stand up Paddling

Poenaiki Raioha (F-One) put on a flawless performance this week at the US Open of Stand Up Paddling, with some of the most progressive surfing imaginable and a mindblowing success rate.

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A full day of action sees the World Title Race intensify here at the US Open of Stand Up Paddling

A full day of action sees stand out performances, surprise exits and the tightest World Title Race in history for both Men and Women

With perhaps the best forecast of the week coming today, it was always going to be a marathon day of action here at the 2015 US Open of Stand Up Paddling, as action got underway at 7am with the 2nd half of Men’s Round 1. You can check out the highlights by CLICKING HERE

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The US Open of Stand Up Paddling presented by FIAT will kick off in Huntington Beach next week

The US Open of Stand Up Paddling featuring World Tour & Series competition to kick off this weekend in Huntington Beach California

Tension is mounting as we build up to the US Open of Stand Up Padding that is set to kick of this weekend at Huntington Beach.

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Kai Lenny & Candice Appleby reign supreme at stop #2 of the World Series in Japan

Kai Lenny excels in the sprint racing to secure the win take the Overall victory here at the Victoria Cup Hayama Pro in Japan

In a dramatic Final heat here at stop #2 of the 2015 Stand Up World Series, Kai Lenny (Naish) digs deep and resets himself mid way through to find a window of opportunity while rounding the final buoy to take the win in the sprint racing component of the Victoria Cup Hayama Pro. Once round the buoy, he accelerated to move into second past the World Rankings leader Connor Baxter (Starboard), then past Casper to move into first and take victory on this final day of action.

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Connor Baxter & Candice Appleby take victory in the long distance on Day 1 in Japan

Connor Baxter continues his winning streak to take the win in the long distance on Day 1 of the Victoria Cup Hayama Pro Japan

Connor Baxter (Starboard) puts on another stellar performance in today’s long distance race to take the win on Day 1 here in Japan, but not without a serious battle. Connor led through the first lap, but on the upwind leg on lap 2, Kai Lenny (Naish) was able to battle back to take the lead coming into the top buoy.

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The World’s best are joined by over 300 athletes, as the Victoria Cup Hayama Pro kicks off here in Japan

The Victoria Cup Hayama Pro set to kick off as the World Series heats up and over 300 athletes step up to do battle here in Japan

The World’s best athletes have arrived in Japan for stop #2 of the 2015 Stand Up World Series, as we prepare for what will be an intense and exciting weekend of action here at the Victoria Cup Hayama Pro Japan.

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The Victoria Cup Hayama Pro Japan is just 2 weeks away, as the World Series heads to Asia

The World’s best are heading to the land of the rising sun in 2 weeks time for the next stop on the 2015 Stand Up World Series

In just 2 weeks time, Hayama Harbor in the beautiful Prefecture of Kanagawa just outside Tokyo will play host to the Asian stop of the 2015 Stand Up World Series.

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Blue Planet SUP Clinic dates for the fall- mark your calendar!

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These are the dates of our upcoming free SUP Clinics held for Blue Planet customers at Ala Moana Beach park:
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Champions are crowned at the European Cup, Brazil withdrawn, while Japan and US Open are set to make waves

The 2015 European Cup wraps in epic fashion at the Italia Surf Expo concluding a dramatic 3 event Series across Europe

This past week saw the dramatic conclusion of the European Cup, a dynamic series of events that spanned the European Continent and provided a very comprehensive challenge to the attending athletes, with diverse conditions across all 3 stops and some memorable performances from some of the World’s very best racers.

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Molokai to Oahu race 2015 – Interview with Travis Grant and Blue Planet race team photos

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This year’s M2O race was the most challenging and grueling in recent memory.

The Blue Planet 14′ x 28″ Bump Rider model was well represented and the results show that this board works great in all conditions. It excels in good downwind conditions but also glides well in light winds.
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Ane Zulaika Aranburu secures the sprint racing, overall event and European Cup Victories here in Italy

Ane Zulaika Aranburu secures victory in the sprint racing today, taking the overall event win and the European Cup Title

Ane Zulaika Aranburu (Bic SUP) has been one of the most consistent competitors across this year’s European Cup, putting on a solid performance at the Barcelona SUP World Series to finish in 5th, then a runner up finish behond Celine Guesdon (Bic SUP) in Finland, and now backing it up with a win here at the Final event of the Cup here in Italy after 2 epic days of racing.

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Zane Schweitzer wins the Italia Surf Expo, Dylan Frick the sprints & Casper Steinfath the European Cup

Zane Schweitzer wins the Italia Surf Expo in epic conditions on the final day of action with a 2nd place in both sprints & long distance

Today could not have dawned better for the young Hawaiian Zane Schweitzer (Starboard), with solid surf and thus his ideal conditions for the final day of action here in Rome, the World Series Sprint Racing.

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Casper Steinfath and Manca Notar take victory in the long distance race at the 2015 Italia Surf Expo

Casper Steinfath strengthens his lead in the European Cup standings with a win in the long distance race here in Rome

A dramatic day of racing here on day 1 of the Italia Surf Expo saw the Viking, Casper Steinfath (Naish) take the win in the long distance putting him in a solid position coming into day 2 of the event, the World Series Sprints.

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The European Cup Final is about to kick off this weekend at the Italia Surf Expo in Rome

The Italia Surf Expo once again provides the perfect close to the European Cup at the beautiful Santa Severa Beach in Rome

After a spectacular World Series Opener in the heart of Barcelona in Spain, the European Cup then headed up north to the beautiful region of Sieravuori in Finland for stop number 2, as it all now culminates in Italy this weekend for the Surf Expo World SUP Challenge Roma.

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