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Day 1 of the #SunsetBeachPro open’s in dramatic fashion as we see stand out performances from Justin Holland, Bernd Roediger & Fiona Wylde

#SunsetBeachPro open’s in dramatic fashion on Day 1

The first stop of the 2015 Stand Up World Tour kicks off in big surf and light winds at the #SunsetBeachPro on the North Shore in Hawaii.

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Free SUP Clinic this Sunday, February 15th

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Blue Planet is hosting a free SUP Clinic for customers interested in purchasing a board. Over 40 demo boards will be available to try, please meet at the West end of Ala Moana Beach park at 8 am this Sunday, February 15th. For details visit this link: http://blueplanetsurf.com/pages/free-demo-clinic

France’s Caroline Angibaud claims victory at the Turtle Bay Pro, with Nainoa David and Keola Auwae claiming the youth crowns

Caroline Angibaud claims victory at stop 1 of the Stand up World Tour in Hawaii

Caroline Angibaud has long been a serious threat on the Stand Up World Tour, with her best result to date until this 1st event on the 2015 season being the La Torche Pro France at the end of last year, where she finished runner up to Izzi Gomez (Starboard).

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Wednesday Training Group: Meeting at 5:00 PM Hawaii Kai- Topic: Pacing

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Coaching topic: pacing yourself

After coaching, we will either do sprints or do the regular 2 mile time trial training course, meeting at 5 pm at the boat ramp in Hawaii Kai.
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Hawaii will open the 2015 Stand Up World Tour in just one week’s time at Sunset and Turtle Bay

The Sunset Beach Pro will once again provide the ultimate Tour opener in 2015

It is that time of year again, and the Stand Up World Tour will kick off at the end of next week with the Turtle Bay Women’s Pro, followed by the Sunset Beach Pro on the 10th February out here on Oahu’s Fabled North Shore.

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Wednesday Training Group: Meeting at 5:00 PM Hawaii Kai- Topic: Energy Conservation, Breathing and Breath with Stroke Rhythm

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Coaching topic: energy conservation, breathing and breath with stroke rhythm

After coaching, we will do the regular 2 mile time trial training course, meeting at 5 pm at the boat ramp in Hawaii Kai.
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Wednesday Training Group: Meeting at 5:00 PM Hawaii Kai – Topic: Stroke Tune Up

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Coaching Topic: Stroke Tune Up

We will review stroke technique and do some drills to work on improving stroke mechanics and efficiency.

The wind will be light and we will do our regular 2 mile time trial training course, meeting at 5 pm at the boat ramp in Hawaii Kai.
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Da Hui Backdoor Shootout sees great Round 3 action & an elite SUP Exhibition event at Pipeline

Keali’i Mamala wins the prestigious SUP exhibition with an epic Pipeline Barrel

After a challenging first outing at Pipeline last Friday in lacklustre conditions, an elite crew of 6 Stand Up Paddle athletes took to the water for an hour long exhibition, as the winds turned offshore, and the surf turned on for a unique showcase for Stand Up Paddling at Pipeline.

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The first day of the Team Da Hui Backdoor Shootout sees perfect scores at epic Pipe and Backdoor

Perfect scores illustrate a perfect day at Pipeline for the Da Hui Backdoor Shootout

The surfing was mindblowing today at the World’s premier Surfing amphitheater, but the stars of the show were without doubt Pipeline and Backdoor, the waves that put on a flawless spectacle for what was touted as the best day of the winter so far.

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Opening Day of Da Hui Backdoor Shootout sees Lenny, Perkins, Botha & Melvin Keawe victorious at Pipe

Kai Lenny reigns supreme at inaugural Da Hui Backdoor Shootout in tough conditions

History was made today at Pipeline in celebration of the 50th Anniversary Duke Kahanamoku Invitational, as the Da Hui Backdoor Shootout kicked off with a showcase of all forms of ‘wave sliding’, from the simplest form of bodysurfing right through to Stand Up Paddling, as Hawaii’s best stepped up to do battle at the infamous Banzai Pipeline.
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50th Anniversary Duke Kahanamoku Invitational is now LIVE at watermanleague.com

The 50th Anniversary of the Duke Kahanamoku Invitational, the Da Hui Backdoor Shootout is now LIVE at watermanleague.com

We are now live from Pipeline with the Opening day of action for the Da Hui Backdoor Shoout presented by Ambry Genetics and in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Duke Kahanamoku Invitational.
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Da Hui Backdoor Shootout in memory of Duke Kahanamoku to feature Shortboard, SUP, Longboard, bodysurfing & bodyboard

Da Hui Backdoor Shootout celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Duke Invitiational

2015 represents a special year for the North Shore of Oahu, as the longstanding Da Hui Backdoor Shootout celebrates the 50th Aniversary of the original Duke Kahanamoku Invitational event, this year to be held at the infamous Pipeline.
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Paris Story

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By Dan Gavere

Have you ever thought about going to Europe to paddle in the winter? No?

I didn’t either, but my girlfriend, Harmony, is another story. Harmony has never been to Europe, and it has been her dream for years, so when she read about the Nautic Race (also known as the Paris Crossing) that was happening on her birthday in the first week of December; well, to say she was excited is a major understatement. She did not delay and booked tickets faster than I could finish my morning espresso. It was done. We were going to Europe, and although I was born in Spain, I’d never been to Paris, and love the thought of seeing and paddling in new places, but in the cold?

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2015 schedules, 2014 Highlights & milestones and Holiday Greetings from the Waterman League

The Waterman League is proud to announce the 2015 Stand Up World Tour schedule

We are proud to announce the 2015 schedule for the Stand Up World Tour, featuring an ideal mix of iconic surf destinations and major global markets as the World Championship platform for the sport steps up to a whole new level.
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Starboard’s Beau O’Brian Wins King of the Cut on the ACE.

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Congratulations Beau O’Brian for winning his second event in 7 days. Beau recent won the Doctor Race in Perth, then turned around the next week to dominate the King of the Cut.

Beau gives us a recap of the event here:
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