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Join us this weekend at Turtle Bay for the World Series Finals presented by Amp Energy

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.
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Starboard at Turtle Bay Standup World Series Final

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Finals On This Weekend!

The finals of the Stand Up World Racing Series will take place this weekend at Turtle Bay in Hawaii.
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A closer look at this weekend’s World Series Finals at Turtle Bay

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.
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The World Seres Finals to kick off at Turtle Bay Resort this weekend

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.
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2013 Rainbow Sandals Battle of the Paddle – Recap by Connor Baxter

2013 RAINBOW SANDALS BATTLE OF THE PADDLE

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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’

Huntington Recap, Turtle Bay Finals and the La Torche Pro France

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.
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Kai Lenny wins the Overall World Series Title at Huntington Beach

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.
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Highlights from Day 2: Huntington Beach Pro Main Event (Sprint Racing)

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

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Connor Baxter Wins the Water Warrior Amphibious Assault Elite SUP Race

Water Warrior Beach Festival – Amphibious Assault Elite SUP Race
(or better known as Chuck Patterson’s Torture Chamber)

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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.
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The Huntington Beach Pro will see the World Tour & World Series take center stage

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.
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Wet Feet/Blue Planet Surf WPA Hawaii Regional Championships Race

Wet Feet/Blue Planet Surf WPA Hawaii Regional Championships Race

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

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Water Warrior ( Elite Amphibious Assault ) September 14th Oceanside, CA

This was sent to us via email by Karen Baxter.

Hey guys and girls,

Just wanted to invite you all to the Water Warrior “Amphibious Assault” Elite race.
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Connor Baxter wins the Overall Title in San Francisco

Connor wins the Overall Title in San Francisco
That is 6 out of 6 Overall Titles on the Stand Up World Series Tour

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ReCap by Connor

The 2013 San Francisco America’s Cup Open was a great event. It was held at Marina Green and the event site was called the America’s Cup Village. It was right where the 45’s were racing for the Youth Cup. The Golden Gate Bridge was only a couple miles away to the west. With the fog rolling in it was sometimes covered and not visible. There were loads of boats in the bay watching all the 45’s racing. Action packed weekend.
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2013 America’s CUP AC Open Stand Up World Series – Recap by Zane Schweitzer

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This time around the wonderful sport of Stand Up Paddling brought us to San Francisco for the Stand Up World Series America’s Cup AC Open Paddle Pro! The Prestigious America’s Cup is the second to oldest sporting event in the world behind the Olympics, running for 162 years! It was such an honor to be apart of this event with the SUWS and show the Yatching world what professional Stand Up Paddle Racing is all about! And at the same time it was such a pleasure to see what the America’s CUP had in store for us with the amazing 78foot Hydrofoiling sailboats reaching up to 48 knots maneuvering through a windsurf like Slalom course..!
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2013 Dad Center Canoe Race

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Here are some photos that I took from the recent Dad Center Canoe Race. The race honors George “Dad” Center – Hawaii’s legendary swim coach of the 1920s and 1930s. George Center, who died in 1962, was an advocate for women’s participation in water sports. The course is 25 miles around the island of Oahu, from Kailua Beach Park, to Makapuu, around Diamond Head Buoy, finishing at the Outrigger Canoe Club.
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