Archive for the 'Races' Category
November 13th, 2013 by davi
Paddle For Hope
The Paddle for Hope is a big annual Stand Up Paddle board event in the Viaduct Harbour, NZ initiated by breast cancer survivor Karin Horen in 2011. Since then, with the help of Starboard NZ, they have raised almost $100,000 for the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation and literally turned the sea pink with a festival day of fun on and off the water. Continue reading ‘Starboard Paddle For Hope New Zealand and Israel’
October 17th, 2013 by evan
Here are some photos I took from day 1 of the 2013 Stand Up World Series Finals distance race that started at Turtle Bay and ended at Ali’i Beach Park in Haleiwa. The race started off with no wind but it picked up a little bit during the race. It still looked like a lot of paddling and not much bump riding. I saw Annabel Anderson on the beach and was a bit confused as to why she wasn’t paddling. Turns out that Annabel already won the overall #1 rank for the year so she was taking a break. Continue reading ‘2013 Stand Up World Series at Turtle Bay Day 1: Distance Race’
October 14th, 2013 by davi
Monday 14 October
Kai Lenny steps up to come from behind and take the Title
Kai Lenny (Naish) from Maui went into the Final day of competition behind: a disappointing 4th place finish in the long distance created even more of a challenge for him to defend his World Title, as Connor Baxter (Starboard), had the points advantage from the events leading into the Finals, as well as a 3rd place in the long distance race on Day 1.
Continue reading ‘Kai Lenny & Annabel Anderson secure the 2013 World Titles’
October 13th, 2013 by davi
Sunday 13 October
Jake Jensen steals the show in World Series Long Distance
A beautiful day here on the North Shore of Oahu saw the World’s Best line up to do battle one last time, as it has all come down to this final event of the 2013 season to determine the World Championship Title.
Continue reading ‘Jake Jensen & Mariko Strickland take day one of the World Series Finals at Turtle Bay’
October 11th, 2013 by davi
Friday 11 October
The World Series Finals at Turtle Bay: live this weekend
The World Series Finals at Turtle Bay, presented by Amp Energy will kick off this weekend with the iconic Long distance race from Turtle Bay to Ali’i Beach Park on Saturday and the World Series Sprint Racing taking place right in front of the hotel on Sunday.
Continue reading ‘Join us this weekend at Turtle Bay for the World Series Finals presented by Amp Energy’
October 9th, 2013 by davi
Finals On This Weekend!
The finals of the Stand Up World Racing Series will take place this weekend at Turtle Bay in Hawaii.
Continue reading ‘Starboard at Turtle Bay Standup World Series Final’
October 9th, 2013 by davi
As we build up to the final stop on the 2013 Stand Up World Series, we take a closer look at the 2 racing components, the majestical race courses and the current standings, to see who is on top, and what it will take to secure the win this weekend at Turtle Bay.
Continue reading ‘A closer look at this weekend’s World Series Finals at Turtle Bay’
October 7th, 2013 by davi
Monday 7 October
Tensions mounts for the World Series Finals this weekend
Tension is mounting out here on Oahu’s fabled North Shore as we countdown to the prestigious World Series Finals at Turtle Bay that will take place this weekend (12 – 13 October) at Turtle Bay Resort. Brought to you by Amp Energy, this World Series Finals will be the final climactic showdown of the year as the World’s best will battle it out one last time in Stand Up Paddling’s ultimate arena after 8 spectacular events that took the sport and world class racing all over the world.
Continue reading ‘The World Seres Finals to kick off at Turtle Bay Resort this weekend’
October 3rd, 2013 by davi
2013 RAINBOW SANDALS BATTLE OF THE PADDLE
Recap by Connor Baxter
The 2013 Battle of the Paddle – also known as the BOP was a fantastic and exciting event. Just like last year, they kicked it off with two morning heats to eliminate so many people in the finals. In each heat there were 60 plus people and they were taking half. So as I got ready for the first heat – I knew what I had to do. Since they were taking a lot of people I knew that I didn’t have to paddle my heart out – just as hard as I needed to, to make it through. Continue reading ‘2013 Rainbow Sandals Battle of the Paddle – Recap by Connor Baxter’
September 27th, 2013 by davi
Friday 27 September
Huntington Beach Pro Grand Slam sees world class action
The Huntington Beach Pro Grand Slam presented by Starboard saw unprecedented performances from the world’s best athletes in both surfing and racing, as over 20 nations congregated in Surf City USA for a historic event just south of the Pier.
Continue reading ‘Huntington Recap, Turtle Bay Finals and the La Torche Pro France’
September 24th, 2013 by davi
Tuesday 24 September
Kai Lenny makes it two out of two wins in Surf City USA
After winning both the Surfing World Tour event and the World Series Sprints of the Huntington Beach Pro Grand Slam, Kai Lenny (Naish) once again turned it on to take second place behind Australia’s Jake Jensen in the long distance, giving him the well deserved overall title for the event.
Continue reading ‘Kai Lenny wins the Overall World Series Title at Huntington Beach’
September 22nd, 2013 by davi
Kai Lenny and Ke’ale Dorries secure convincing wins in the sprint racing
With a rising swell throughout the day, the World Series Sprints saw spectacular racing for both athletes and spectators alike, as the world’s best took on pounding surf to make it around the ‘M’ course to the finish. Drama was at a high, as clean up sets rifled through the course at times, providing a major show for the assembled crowds and spectators online. Make sure to check out the highlights from the whole day of racing, but also the sprints Final on the home page right here at www.watermanleague.com
Continue reading ‘Highlights from Day 2: Huntington Beach Pro Main Event (Sprint Racing)’
September 19th, 2013 by davi
Water Warrior Beach Festival – Amphibious Assault Elite SUP Race
(or better known as Chuck Patterson’s Torture Chamber)
Recap by Connor Baxter
The 2013 Water Warriors Event put on by Chuck Patterson, was by far one of the most brutal and exhausting races I have competed in so far this year. And – that is to put it mildly.
Continue reading ‘Connor Baxter Wins the Water Warrior Amphibious Assault Elite SUP Race’
September 11th, 2013 by davi
Saturday 7 September
The Stand Up World Tour & Series come together in HB
After a flurry of high profile city events on the World Series over the past month, the World’s best will congregate in Southern California, Surf CIty USA, where the Huntington Beach Pro will bring the World Racing Series and World Surfing Tour together for the second Grand Slam of the year.
Continue reading ‘The Huntington Beach Pro will see the World Tour & World Series take center stage’
September 10th, 2013 by davi
World Paddle Association (WPA) Hawaii Regional Championships
Race for Stand Up, Prone Paddlers and OC-1
8 Mile Downwinder from Hawaii Kai to Kaimana Beach
Sunday September 15, 2012 12 noon Start
You Can Register Race Morning from 9am to 11am
at Hawaii Kai Canoe Hale
Continue reading ‘Wet Feet/Blue Planet Surf WPA Hawaii Regional Championships Race’