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Gran Canaria Pro-Am is set to kick off as early as Wednesday 12th December as the World’s best congregate for the final battle of the season

Gran Canaria Pro-Am is officially open today, with the World’s best now on island and competition set to kick off as early as tomorrow

After a dramatic close to the APP World Tour Racing season that saw France’s Arthur Arutkin and the American, Shae Foudy take dramatic victories and secure their first World Titles, all eyes now turn to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria for the final stop of the APP World Surfing Tour: the Gran Canaria Pro-Am. Held on the North Shore of Gran Canaria, the location offers great surf and warm water, all set to a back drop of the bustling City of Las Palmas and providing the ideal close for the Tour in 2018.

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Red Bull Heavy Water comes to the end of its Weather Window without sufficient conditions to run

RED BULL HEAVY WATER 2018 POSTPONEMENT DUE TO LACK OF SUITABLE CONDITIONS FOR EVENT TO BE HELD

San Francisco, Calif. (Oct. 29, 2018) – Due to unfavorable swell conditions, Red Bull Heavy Water has been postponed until 2019. We thank everyone involved for their patience and understanding.

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Connor wins the Overall Title of The New York SUP Open – Event Recap by Connor Baxter

Connor wins the Overall Title
of The New York SUP Open
Presented by the APP World Tour

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The New York SUP Open was an incredible event and definitely a bucket list of a race. This was the second stop of the APP World Tour after London and they did it again with an amazing race around the Statue of Liberty.
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Connor takes out the Kerama Blue Cup in Japan – Event Recap by Connor Baxter

Connor takes out the Kerama Blue Cup in Japan

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The 2018 Kerama Blue Cup was an event to remember, with its stunning blue water and amazing island life style. It was definitely a mission to get here for me coming from Hawaii with 20 hours of traveling to Okinawa. Then jumping on a 3 hour ferry ride to some incredible islands that reminded me of back home.
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Connor Baxter Wins the 2018 OluKai Ho’olaule’a – Event Recap by Connor Baxter

Connor Baxter Wins the 2018 OluKai Ho’olaule’a

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The 2018 Olukai was another great event with some crazy conditions that we will be talking about for years to come!

The race was originally supposed to be on Saturday, but with the crazy north winds and lots of rain it was postponed until Sunday. I woke up early to have the meeting about doing either a course race or the traditional downwinder. The decision was made and I headed towards Maliko for an 11:30 start. Continue reading ‘Connor Baxter Wins the 2018 OluKai Ho’olaule’a – Event Recap by Connor Baxter’

Mo Freitas and Fiona Wylde are crowned Overall APP World Champions across Surfing & Racing

Mo Freitas caps off a strong year with a 2nd place in Racing, 4th place in Surfing to capture the Overall APP World Title

The trajectory of Mo Freitas towards becoming one of the most well rounded athletes in the sport has been astonishing. it all started with his breakthrough win back in 2012 at the Ubatuba Pro where he took the world by storm with the most progressive SUP Surfing to date, to take down the soon to be crowned, and first ever Brazilian World Champion, Leco Salazar.

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Red Bull Heavy Water Teams Up With Spoondrift & Mapbox to Revolutionize Ocean Sports for Athletes & Fans

Red Bull Heavy Water Teams Up With Spoondrift and Mapbox to Revolutionize Ocean Sports for Athletes and Fans

Featuring Real Time Data Analysis and State of the Art Safety Technology, 26+ of the World’s Top Watermen Return to Compete in the San Francisco Bay in October 2017

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Connor Baxter Wins The Battle of the Bay – Event Recap by Connor Baxter

Connor Wins the “Battle of the Bay”

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This year’s Battle of the Bay in San Francisco was an epic grind. The day started off beautiful without a cloud in the sky and the conditions were ramping up to be super fun for the afternoon with some wind. It was going to be a full day with the a 8 mile distance race in the morning and then a 4 mile course race in the afternoon.
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Connor wins the 8th Annual Maui-2-Molokai – Event Recap by Connor Baxter

Connor Wins the 8th Annual Maui-2-Molokai Event
Making it 8 Straight
And the Longest Winning Streak in SUP

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Recap by Connor Baxter

This years 8th Annual Maui-2-Molokai was another Epic Battle and Channel Crossing.
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Connor Wins the 2017 Hossegor Paddle Games – Event Recap by Connor Baxter

Connor Wins the 2017 Hossegor Paddle Games!!

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The 2017 Hossegor Paddle Games was a great event in a sick town here in France for my second stop on the Euro Tour.
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Kai Lenny & Izzi Gomez take victory in epic fashion at the 2017 Sunset Beach Pro, Stop #1 of the APP World Tour

Sunset Beach provides an epic Finals Day for Stop 1 of the APP World Tour as Kai Lenny and Izzi Gomez are crowned Champions

Sunset Beach delivers great conditions for a spectacular finals day that saw dramatic action from start to finish and Champions crowned at Stop #1 of the 2017 APP World Tour.

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The APP World Tour prepares for an epic Finals day at Stop #1, the 2017 Sunset Beach Pro

The Australians are making their presences felt as we prepare for a dramatic finals day in conjunction with a new long period swell

With just the quarters thru final remaining for the Men’s division and just the Final left for the women here at the 2017 Sunset Beach Pro, tension is mounting as we build up to what promises to be a spectacular final day of action at Stop #1 of the APP World Tour.

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Top seeds turn up the pressure in Round 3 of the Men, FInalists are decided for the Women and Na Kama Kai Champion is crowned

An epic day of action at the Sunset Beach Pro sees the top seeds rise to the challenge, Finalists decided and a Champion crowned

Blue skies, clean conditions and high performance surfing was the order of the day today on Day 3 of the 2017 Sunset Beach Pro, as we completed the repechages for both Men & Women, as well as Round 3 of the Men, and Semi Finals for the Women.

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Waterman League Group rebrands the World Championship Platform and confirms 2017 Schedule

The Waterman League Group announces the Official rebranding of Stand Up World Tour and Series into the unified APP World Tour

North Shore Oahu, Hawaii, January 19th, 2017– The newly-formed Association of Paddlesurf Professionals (APP), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Waterman League Group, announces a rebranding of the Stand Up World Series (Racing) and Stand Up World Tour (Surfing), to align under a new single banner, the APP World Tour.

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THE WATERMAN LEAGUE GROUP SECURES SERIES A CAPITAL IN SUPPORT OF THE COMPANY’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP WATER EVENTS

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Efforts Led by Asia-Based AID Partners, LLC.

North Shore Oahu, Hawaii – (January 10th, 2017) – The Waterman League Group, known for its professional paddlesurfing racing and surfing league, today is pleased to announce it has closed a Series A round of financing. The efforts were led by private equity firm AID Partners (AID), LLC and Darren Shaw, a Hong Kong based co-investor: both entities will join the Company’s board of directors. The proceeds of this investment will be used to expand the Waterman League’s Paddlesurf World Tour events established in 2009.
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