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Molokai to Oahu race 2015 – Interview with Travis Grant and Blue Planet race team photos

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This year’s M2O race was the most challenging and grueling in recent memory.

The Blue Planet 14′ x 28″ Bump Rider model was well represented and the results show that this board works great in all conditions. It excels in good downwind conditions but also glides well in light winds.
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Ane Zulaika Aranburu secures the sprint racing, overall event and European Cup Victories here in Italy

Ane Zulaika Aranburu secures victory in the sprint racing today, taking the overall event win and the European Cup Title

Ane Zulaika Aranburu (Bic SUP) has been one of the most consistent competitors across this year’s European Cup, putting on a solid performance at the Barcelona SUP World Series to finish in 5th, then a runner up finish behond Celine Guesdon (Bic SUP) in Finland, and now backing it up with a win here at the Final event of the Cup here in Italy after 2 epic days of racing.

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Zane Schweitzer wins the Italia Surf Expo, Dylan Frick the sprints & Casper Steinfath the European Cup

Zane Schweitzer wins the Italia Surf Expo in epic conditions on the final day of action with a 2nd place in both sprints & long distance

Today could not have dawned better for the young Hawaiian Zane Schweitzer (Starboard), with solid surf and thus his ideal conditions for the final day of action here in Rome, the World Series Sprint Racing.

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Casper Steinfath and Manca Notar take victory in the long distance race at the 2015 Italia Surf Expo

Casper Steinfath strengthens his lead in the European Cup standings with a win in the long distance race here in Rome

A dramatic day of racing here on day 1 of the Italia Surf Expo saw the Viking, Casper Steinfath (Naish) take the win in the long distance putting him in a solid position coming into day 2 of the event, the World Series Sprints.

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The European Cup Final is about to kick off this weekend at the Italia Surf Expo in Rome

The Italia Surf Expo once again provides the perfect close to the European Cup at the beautiful Santa Severa Beach in Rome

After a spectacular World Series Opener in the heart of Barcelona in Spain, the European Cup then headed up north to the beautiful region of Sieravuori in Finland for stop number 2, as it all now culminates in Italy this weekend for the Surf Expo World SUP Challenge Roma.

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Elite Field Set for 19th Annual Moloka’i-2-O’ahu Paddleboard World Championships on Sunday, July 26, 2015

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Live athlete tracking, real-time social media updates and up-to-the-minute race results available on race day at Molokai2Oahu.com.

For nearly 20 years the Moloka’i-2-O’ahu Paddleboard World Championships (M2O), presented by Kona Brewing Company have crowned the world’s top athletes in the two disciplines of Stand Up (SUP) and prone paddleboarding. An international field of men and women annually come to the shores of Hawaii to test their strength and endurance against 32 miles of the world’s most powerful portions of open ocean – the Ka’iwi Channel, also known as the Molokai Channel. This year, M2O welcomes back a host of past champions and a new collection of rising stars on Sunday, July 26, 2015 as athletes from 16 countries try to plot the fastest course from the island of Moloka’i to O’ahu.
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Board Meeting Episode 2: Preparing for the Molokai 2 Oahu SUP Race – Part 3

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Here is the last part of our Molokai 2 Oahu episode. In this video, Robert and I continue our discussion on how to prepare for the Molokai 2 Oahu SUP race and talk about doing Hawaii Kai downwinders as part of training for the event. We also talk a little bit about how downwinders help people with ADD/ADHD (Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder).
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Board Meeting Episode 2: Preparing for the Molokai 2 Oahu SUP Race – Part 2

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Here is part 2 of our Molokai 2 Oahu episode where Robert and I continue our discussion on how to prepare for the Molokai 2 Oahu SUP race. We talk about training, fitness, nutrition, using the proper equipment, logistics, and a whole lot more to help you guys get ready for one of the toughest races in the SUP racing calendar.
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Casper Steinfath & Celine Guesdon make it two from two to secure victory in Finland, Stop 2 of the EU Cup

Casper Steinfath puts on a dominant performance in Finland, winning both Long Distance & Sprints at Stop 2 of the EU Cup

Casper Steinfath (Naish) completed an impressive weekend of racing here in Finland for Stop #2 of the 2015 European Cup taking victory in today’s sprint racing, which coupled with his bullet win in the long distance gives him the overall event win here at the Sieravuori Masters and the ratings lead on the European Cup.

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Casper Steinfath & Celine Guesdon secure victory in the long distance race on Day 1 in Finland

Casper Steinfath secures a well deserved victory on Day 1 of the Sieravuori Masters, Stop #2 of the 2015 European Cup

Casper Steinfath (Naish) puts on a dominant performance in the Long Distance Race today on Day 1 of the 2015 Sieravuori Masters, Stop #2 of the European Cup. The morning dawned with blue skies and a strengthening side shore wind providing epic conditions for today’s Long Distance race.

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Stop 2 of the European Cup to kick off tomorrow in Finland in the beautiful region of Sieravuori with 14 nations participating

The Sieravuori Masters, stop 2 of the European Cup will kick off tomorrow, with elite athletes in attendance and stunning weather

After an epic weekend of racing for stop 1 of the European Cup (and World Series) in Barcelona last weekend, a solid selection of the World’s best have continued their journey onto the beautiful region of Sieravuori in Finland for stop 2 of the Cup, the 2015 Sieravuori Masters.

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Connor Baxter Wins Event #1 of World Tour

Connor Baxter Wins Event #1 of
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The 2015 Stand Up World Series event in Barcelona was a great way to kick off the World Tour.

It was super nice to arrive to Barcelona a week and a half early before the event to relax and unpack my suit case, train and get into a routine.
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Board Meeting Episode 2: Preparing for the Molokai 2 Oahu SUP Race – Part 1

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Here’s episode 2 of Board Meeting, our new SUP show where we talk about all things stand up paddle surfing and racing. In this episode, Robert and I talk about how to prepare for the Molokai 2 Oahu SUP race. We discuss training, fitness, nutrition, using the proper equipment, logistics, and a whole lot more to help you guys get ready for one of the toughest races in the SUP racing calendar.
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Connor Baxter makes it a clean sweep at Stop #1 of the 2015 Stand Up World Series in Barcelona

Connor Baxter puts on a stunning performance with another victory in the World Series sprints for the Overall win in Barcelona

If there was any question as to whether the 2014 World Champion could continue his momentum into the new season, it was answered loud and clear this weekend in Barcelona, as Connor Baxter (Starboard) put on a clinic of strategic and high performance racing to take the win in both the long distance and sprint racing divisions in this first stop on the 2015 World Series.

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Barcelona to Open the 2015 Stand Up World Series in 2 weeks and kick off the European Cup

Barcelona will kick off the 2015 World Series in style in 2 weeks

In 2 weeks time, Barcelona will take center stage as it hosts the Opening event of the 2015 Stand Up World Series. From the 26th – 28th June, Barceloneta Beach in downtown Barcelona will witness the prestigious opening of the 2015 World Series as the World’s best gather for a groundbreaking weekend of racing, vital ranking points towards a World Championship Crown and $25,000 of prize-money.

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