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Sylt PWA Super Grand Slam – Reno SUP Challenge begins

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‘Amanda takes on Eva – 2014 Sylt PWA Super Grand Slam – Reno SUP Challenge’ © Carter-pwaworldtour.com

With light winds continuing to dominate on day six of the Davidoff Cool Water Sylt PWA Super Grand Slam, the decision was made to begin the Reno SUP Challenge during the afternoon, which saw twelve teams battling it out in heats of two for a place in tomorrow’s final, to keep the crowds entertained.
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Stand Up World Series Finals at Turtle Bay from 10th – 12th October & La Torche Pro France entries now open

World Series Finals at Turtle Bay to kick off next weekend on Oahu’s North Shore

After a dramatic stop in Huntington Beach California, the action will intensify as we build up to the prestigious World Series Finals at Turtle Bay Resort presented by Naish that will take place on Oahu’s North Shore.
Continue reading ‘Stand Up World Series Finals at Turtle Bay from 10th – 12th October & La Torche Pro France entries now open’

Connor wins the Overall Event Title and Secures the 2014 World Title ahead of the final event

Connor Baxter Makes it a Clean
Sweep to Take the Overall Title
at Huntington Beach and
Win The 2014 WORLD TITLE!

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RECAP BY CONNOR

The 2014 Huntington Grand Slam was a great event. The contest started off on Tuesday with the trials for the surfing portion. The next day the main event started and I was in heat 10. The waves were funky and super hard to judge where to take off. I was sitting in second place but then Brennan got a great wave which narrowly put me in third place, so I had to go the loser round and had one more chance to make it to round three. So the next day I got ready for my next surf heat with Robin Johnson and Fernando Stella. This was a very close heat between all of us but I edged out the other two guys to advance to round three. This next round I had a super tough heat and surfed my best. But just got edged out. Continue reading ‘Connor wins the Overall Event Title and Secures the 2014 World Title ahead of the final event’

Candice Appleby makes it a clean sweep at the World Series & earns the Grand Slam Title in Huntington Beach

Candice Appleby makes it a clean sweep in the World Series & is Grand Slam Champion

Candice Appleby takes Huntington by storm as she surges to victory in the Long Distance 10km race to take the overall World Series win, but also the Grand Slam Title with a 3rd in the surf and 1st in the race. What an entry to her first Stand Up World Series event here in here home city at Huntington Beach beating current ratings leader Lina Augauitis.
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Connor Baxter secures the Huntington Beach World Series win and the 2014 World Title in advance of the Finals

Connor Baxter gets redemption in Huntington & secures 2014 World Title

After a dramatic day of action here in Huntington Beach, Connor Baxter (Starboard) not only navigated an incredible Long distance Race to take the win earning him the event Title here at Stop 4, he has been able to secure the 2014 World Title in advance of the Final event.
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Starboard’s Bart de Zwart Tackles the Muskoka River X Race

By: Au

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Congratulations to hard core, Bart de Zwart who just loves expeditions! After a grueling 11 City Tour, where Bart came out on top for the 4th time, he then went to Canada to take on the longest 1 day expedition in the Muskoka River X race only to Win AGAIN! Continue reading ‘Starboard’s Bart de Zwart Tackles the Muskoka River X Race’

Connor Baxter & Candice Appleby reign supreme in today’s World Series Sprints at Huntington Beach

Connor Baxter comes out of the gates strong on Day 1 here in Huntington Beach

Current Ratings Leader and yellow jersey holder, Connor Baxter (Starboard) started today as he means to continue here at Stop 4 of the 2014 Stand Up World Series, securing a win on the first day of competition in one of the most exciting Sprint Racing eliminations yet.
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Starboard’s Bart de Zwart Wins 11 City Tour – 4 x’s!

By: Au

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Congratulations Bart de Zwart on his 4th win of the 11 City Tour. Bart gives us a full recap on this amazing feat, which some say is the most grueling race of the year to win.

More from Bart here: Continue reading ‘Starboard’s Bart de Zwart Wins 11 City Tour – 4 x’s!’

The Huntington Beach Pro Grand Slam will go live from Monday 15th September at www.watermanleague.com

Huntington Beach to provide a showcase of the cutting edge of Stand Up Paddling

The Huntington Beach Pro Grand Slam presented by Starboard will take over Huntington Beach next week with a dramatic showcase for the Sport of Stand Up Paddling:
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The $45,000 Huntington Beach Pro Grand Slam to kick of on Monday 15th September in Surf City USA

The Huntington Beach Pro Grand Slam to host both World Tour & World Series events

The 2014 Huntington Beach Pro Grand Slam will host both Stand Up World Tour Surfing and Stand Up World Series Racing events from the 15th – 21st September in Surf City USA.
Continue reading ‘The $45,000 Huntington Beach Pro Grand Slam to kick of on Monday 15th September in Surf City USA’

2014 Duke’s OceanFest Distance Race

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Here are some photos from the 2014 Duke’s OceanFest distance race. The race is officially titled the Hawaii Paddleboard Championships but it’s easier to call it the Duke’s race. This year had pretty good wind but a hard opposing tide. There was also a South swell bringing in head high waves which made this a bit harder to navigate although at the end it was great for paddlers that caught a wave all the way to shore from the outside. Continue reading ‘2014 Duke’s OceanFest Distance Race’

Turtle Bay Resort to Host Third-Annual Stand Up World Series Finals in October

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Turtle Bay Resort on Oahu’s Fabled North Shore will host the third year of the Stand Up World Series Finals, the world’s premier championship event for stand-up paddle racing, from Friday-Sunday, Oct. 10-12, 2014.
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Connor Wins Gorge Event – Clean Sweep!

Connor Wins the Gorge Event – Clean Sweep!

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RECAP BY CONNOR:

The 2014 Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge was an epic event. It was an action-packed two day weekend with three races.

Day one started with the flat water technical course race. It was about 5 miles – 5 lap course with a lot of buoy turns. All the men competitors were on 14 foot race boards. I had my Starboard 14′ Allstar. Continue reading ‘Connor Wins Gorge Event – Clean Sweep!’

2014 Molokai-2-Oahu Paddleboard World Championships

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Here are some photos from this year’s Molokai-2-Oahu Paddleboard World Championships. This year had lots of wind in the channel and was a week before Hurricane Iselle nailed the Big Island. A big congratulations to all the racers!
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CONNOR WINS THE ULTIMATE SUP SHOWDOWN

CONNOR BAXTER WINS
THE ULTIMATE SUP SHOWDOWN
FOR THE 2ND CONSECUTIVE YEAR!

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Recap by Connor Baxter

The 2014 Honolua Surf Co’s Ultimate SUP Showdown was by far one of the best organized events I have ever been to. First of all – Most all of the top surf and race competitors that were invited were at the event. The heats in both surf and race were on time. They stuck to the schedule. Then there is the fact that CBS Sports was there and is going to televise the event on Prime Time TV. Continue reading ‘CONNOR WINS THE ULTIMATE SUP SHOWDOWN’