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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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Starboard’s Beau O’Brian Wins the Doctor!

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A long time coming, but all the training paid off! Congratulations to Beau O’Brian for winning the Doctor Race in Australia over the weekend. Beau was able to narrowly out paddle Travis Grant for the win.

Beau provides us with his account of the event below… we look forward to the next event King of the Cut in Australia this weekend Dec 5,6, 7. Should be another great match up!
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Wednesday Training Group: December Schedule – No Training this Wednesday

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Training is cancelled for this coming Wednesday, Dec. 10th.

We plan to hold the training group the following Wednesday, Dec. 17th.

Then we will take off the next two Wednesdays- Dec. 24th and 31st for the Holidays.

We will be back on our regular schedule starting January 7th, 2015.
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Hawaii to provide a complete showcase of SUP Surfing at the World Tour Opener in February

Oahu’s Fabled North Shore to play host the ultimate Open to the 2015 Season

From the 6th 18th February, Oahu’s North Shore will play host to the most complete SUP Surfing spectacle of the year, featuring World Tour Openers for both Men and Women,the Na Kama Kai Youth Challenge and Clinic, not to mention the Tribute to the Legends, honoring the leading figures and pioneers of the ever evolving, but well rooted Ocean Sport culture.
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