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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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2014 Stand Up World Series Finals at Turtle Bay Day 2: Sprint Races

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Here are some photos from day 2 of the 2014 Stand Up World Series Finals at Turtle Bay. Just like last year, the waves were pumping which provided spectacular racing action. Congratulations to all the winners!
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Starboard’s Finn Mullen Wins Circle One East Strand!

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With the Causeway Coast Surf club hosting the last contest of the season, the luck of good conditions for competitions in 2014 continued and the renowned beach of East ‘the Beast’ strand on the beautiful North Coast of Portrush, Northern Ireland turned on for a classic contest of good vibes and fun waves. Finn Mullen took the win followed by a stoked Owen Waters in second and Tony Doherty in third who consistently picked off the set waves with his local knowledge. Continue reading ‘Starboard’s Finn Mullen Wins Circle One East Strand!’

Starboard Israel and Paddle For Hope

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We had a huge event last week at our club in the Caesarea Nautical Center.

300 Paddlers and more than 1000 people in total came to see the STARBOARD PADDLE FOR HOPE 2014. that was the biggest SUP event that held place in Israel so far (we broke last year record).
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Sean Poynter wins the Mirleft Stand Up Pro, the 2014 Location X in Morocco in epic surf

Sean Poynter wraps the year on a high with a spectacular victory here in Morocco

It was a picture perfect ending to what has been an amazing event here in Morocco today as the last 4 battled it out in pristine groomed surf that saw the highest scores of the contest posted in these last 4 heats (semis, consolation finals and finals).
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Quarterfinals completed in pumping surf, as Zane Schweitzer excels with a near perfect score

Morocco’s Location X sees pumping surf for Day 3 of Main event, w/ pristine conditions

Day 3 of the Main Event sees incredible conditions, as the swell holds and even builds overnight to provide full size surf for the quarterfinals.
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Magical second day of action as we now prepare for the ultimate finale in epic surf

Epic action on day 2 of action at the 2014 Location X in Morocco, as the swell delivers

The swell delivered on cue yesterday for an epic day of action here in Morocco for day 2 of the Location X Main event.
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SUP event with Miss Hawaii contestants

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We had the opportunity to sponsor the 2015 Miss Hawaii and Miss Teen Hawaii Pageants which will be held on November 23rd, 2014. As part of the sponsorship, we took the contestants Stand Up Paddling at Ala Moana Beach park, this event is featured in the video below. The winners of the pageants will also win a new Blue Planet SUP board, we will post about that later.
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Great opening day of action here at the Mirleft Stand Up Pro, the 2014 Location X in Morocco

Epic day of action here at Day 1 of the Mirleft Stand Up Pro, the 2014 Location X

The winds have backed off, the swell has stayed up and the scene has been set for an epic week of action here in Morocco, with Day 1 providing high performance surfing just north of Plage d’Aglou.
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Finn Mullen wins 2014 Irish SUP Surf Championships

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It’s been a successful Autumn for Starboard rider Finn Mullen who won his 6th consecutive Irish SUP title in perfect surf at the 2014 Irish National Championships Bundoran, County Donegal. The famous A frame reef wave of the ‘Peak’ in Bundoran was the contest venue and the near flawless conditions saw some of the best surf experienced for a national championships in recent years. Continue reading ‘Finn Mullen wins 2014 Irish SUP Surf Championships’

Kenny Kaneko Recounts Japan Race

By: Allie Brown

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The racing scene in Japan seems to have grown tremendously this year. There are races literally every weekend between the month of May thru October.
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Location X in Morocco to see epic surf and a groundbreaking roving format that will make history

The Location X in Morocco is now officially underway as Moroccan Trials are completed

The first day of the 2014 Mirleft Stand Up Pro, this year’s Location X Special event saw impressive action and an unparalleled welcome at la Plage d’Aglou, in the beautiful region of Souss Masa Draa.
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Starboard’s Iballa Moreno Takes 2nd in EUROSUPA

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Iballa Moreno becomes 2nd in the European SUP Surf Contest #EUROSUPA 2014.

The canarian rider Iballa Moreno could not defend her tittle from last year in Somo-Cantabria, north of Spain. Caroline Angibaud takes the win with Maïli Tahar in third.
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