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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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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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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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Kenny Kaneko On Podium In Japan

By: Allie Brown

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Kenny Kaneko took a very impressive 2nd place this weekend in Kumano Japan! There were 167 paddlers and a strong international field with Travis Grant taking the top spot. Looks like the race scene is really taking off in Japan…
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La Torche Pro France kicks off with a dramatic City Race and World Tour Surfing Trials

La Torche Pro France gets off to a spectacular start with a stadium set up

Pointe de la Torche provided a spectacular amphitheater for today’s action as the Trials component of the 2014 La Torche Pro France got underway in beautiful conditions. Sunshine, waves and thousands of people lining the cliffs of the legendary Point here in the department of Finistere provided the backdrop for a full day of action on the water.
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SIC Team Athlete Lina Augaitis Wins 2014 Stand Up World Series

By: Allie Brown

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OAHU, Hawaii – SIC Maui Team Athlete Lina Augaitis sealed the 2014 Stand Up World Series title over the weekend with her results from the final round of the series at the Turtle Bay Resort on the North Shore of Oahu. Fresh off her Battle of the Paddle victory on her SIC X-14 PRO-LITE in the distance race, Augaitis was off to Oahu in a very tight race with Australia’s Angie Jackson for the overall title.
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Starboard’s Zane Schweitzer Wins Sprint Race at Turtle Bay

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Dedicated and Determined Waterman, Zane Schweitzer overcomes a foot injury suffered at the BOP to win the Sprint Division of the Stand Up World Tour, Turtle Bay event. Having a set back in the long distance to the foot injury, Zane was determined to continue and to all out go for the win in the sprints, winning every one of his heats!

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Halie Harrison secures the World Series Finals victory and Lina Augaitis, the 2014 World Title

Halie Harrison secures the win in the World Series Sprints, and the overall event win

Halie Harrison shows incredible skill to win the World Series sprints to cap off a great weekend for the Hawaiian born athlete, taking the overall win at the 2014 World Series Finals.
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Kai Lenny secures the Finals win, Zane Schweitzer the Sprints, and Connor Baxter the 2014 World Title

Kai Lenny secures the win at the World Series Finals @ Turtle Bay in epic conditions

Kai Lenny (Naish) secures a well deserved win at the World Series Finals presented by Turtle Bay, taking 1st place in the long distance and 2nd place by a matter of inches in the sprint racing, giving him his second win of the season and securing 2nd place overall for the year on the World Series Ranking. While the 2x Racing World Champion was disappointed not to retain his Title (with Connor Baxter (Starboard) securing the deal at Huntington last month), Kai was committed to finishing year on a high, at home in Hawaii.
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Dramatic Racing on Day 1 of the World Series Finals at Turtle Bay sees Kai Lenny & Fiona Wylde victorious

Kai Lenny is victorious on Day 1 of the World Series Finals at Turtle Bay

Kai Lenny (Naish) storms to victory here in the Stand Up World Series Finals Long Distance race. On Day One of the final event on the Stand Up World Series calendar the fleet had to battle through some heavy surf conditions on the start line at Turtle Bay. With athletes pushed to their limits having to use their knowledge of the ocean to punch through the on coming sets and get out past Kawela Bay.
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Stand Up World Series Finals to be the most spectacular yet, going LIVE this weekend at Turtle Bay

World Series Finals to reaffirm Hawaii’s stature as the ultimate proving ground

In the surfing World, Hawaii has always been an equalizer, the place where reputations are made, Champions are crowned and mother nature rules supreme providing the ultimate proving ground for the world’s very best athletes.
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Battle of the Paddle hits Salt Creek Beach

This article was originally published on http://www.ocregister.com/articles/event-636823-elite-races.html.

Two-day event hosted by Rainbow Sandals and surf legend Gerry Lopez also includes kids’ events and vendors.


Stand-up paddlers ride the waves in, after rousing a buoy/marker out in the water during the Open SUP Relay race in 2013, part of the Battle of the Paddle.

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