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Win A SIC X-12.6 Air-Glide

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For the month of June, SIC Maui is giving away an X-12.6 Air-Glide inflatable Stand Up Paddleboard for their Charitable Acts Photo of the Month contest. To enter click this link: http://bit.ly/sicmaui-tw-bl-sicphoto and upload a photo of one of your charitable acts showing how you give back to the environment and stand up paddleboard community.
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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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Connor Baxter wins the Technical Race at the 2015 ISA World Championships

Connor Baxter wins the Technical Race at the
2015 ISA World Championships
& Brings back Gold for Hawaii

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The 2015 ISA World Championship in Sayulita Mexico was by far one of the most fun events ever. It was the first time for team Hawaii showing up and competing. The reason why the contest was so much fun was because we had 27 different countries come together for a week long battle. It was a nice change up to be able to cheer for your fellow teammates and make game plans with them so everyone did well.
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Connor Baxter wins The 2015 St’Ives Bay Celtic Cup in UK

Connor Baxter wins The 2015 St’Ives Bay Celtic Cup in UK

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The 2015 St’Ives Bay Celtic Cup was not only a hard race, but it was freezing cold – especially being from Hawaii. The conditions were very challenging with howling winds and overcast skies. It was a 3 lap course that was about 4k each lap.
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Connor Baxter wins Lost Mills Event in Germany

Connor Baxter wins the Prestigious “Lost Mills” Event in Germany

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The 2015 “Lost Mills” Event was definitely a great way to spend the week in Germany. From the moment I landed until I left – it was jam packed with fun and some of the craziest racing.
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Wednesday Training Group: Downwinder – Meeting at 5:00 PM, Kahala

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Training Group: Downwinder on Wednesday
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Wednesday Training Group: Meeting at 5:30 PM Hawaii Kai – Topic: Surfing Raceboards

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Coaching topic: Surfing Raceboards

Winds are light and waves are up, so we will not do a downwinder tomorrow, instead we will practice surfing our raceboards in the waves. Meeting 5:30 pm at the boat ramp.
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The #SapinusPro Tahiti is just one week away, as the South Pacific swell action heats up and the world’s best prepare

#Sapinus Pro Tahiti to kick off next week as the World’s best Stand Up Paddlesurfers head south for stop 2 of the Stand Up World Tour

Stop 2 of the 2015 Stand Up World Tour will kick off next week in the magnificent Tahitian island chain as the #SapinusPro is back (WATCH THE TRAILER). The Stand Up World Tour has a rich history in the islands since the launch of its Contenders exhibition back in 2009, and then the first full year of the Tour in 2010, as the #Sapinus Pro was born.

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Wednesday Training Group: Downwinder – Meeting at 5:00 PM, Kahala

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Training Group: Downwinder on Wednesday, Sandy’s to Hawaii Kai Race on Sunday
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For Immediate Release: Triple D announces it has made a conditional offer to acquire the Global Surf Industries (GSI) group of companies

Triple D announces it has made a conditional offer to acquire the Global Surf Industries (GSI) group of companies.

(May 15, 2015, Thailand) — Thailand-based investment company Triple D Corporation, which recently acquired 100% ownership of Surf Technicians LLC, has made a conditional offer to the majority shareholder of Global Surf Industries (GSI) to acquire full control of the GSI group.
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Blue Planet Camp in May 2015

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Blue Planet Surf is hosting a SUP paddle camp on the north shore of Oahu from May 15-24, 2015. Full camp and half camp packages are available.
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Olukai Ho’olaule’a Event – Recap by Connor Baxter

Connor Baxter wins the Olukai Ho’olaule’a SUP Event for the 4th Consecutive Year!!

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The 2015 Olukai Event was an amazing event. Not only was it in my backyard – but it is an epic downwind race – with the best wind and weather conditions this year.
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SIC and the famous Maliko Downwind Run

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SIC was born on Maui and has a big presence there. It is clear to see that during the Maliko downwind run SIC has the absolute best boards for these conditions. It is estimated that 90% of the field at this weekend’s 7th annual OluKai Ho’olaule’a race will be riding SIC Bullet’s, regardless of their board sponsor. It is not just the SIC boards that are expected to perform well here, SIC has a talented pool of athletes paddling in this weekends race. Continue reading ‘SIC and the famous Maliko Downwind Run’

Georges Cronsteadt Wins Air France Paddle Festival

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Last weekend Georges Cronsteadt took charge of the Air France Paddle Festival in front of all of his friends and family in Tahiti in the 24km Elite SUP Race. The 24km Elite Race Course was tough to say the least. The race began at Mahina (Pointe VΓ©nus) with a downwind paddle which was definitely “difficult to navigate on a flatwater race board” said Georges. The race then led into the same course as the 9.5km Lagoon Course which allowed for the flatwater portion of the race up until the finish at Punaauia (Taapuna).
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Sapinus Pro Tahiti Entries now open & Barcelona to open World Series in style

The Sapinus Pro Tahiti is back for 2015 and set to deliver one of the most exciting spectacles of the year: Entries are now open

The Stand Up World Tour Legacy was set in stone back in 2009 with the groundbreaking Contenders project, an event that changed preconceived notions of the sport of Stand Up Paddling for good.

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