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On the Road with Team SIC Maui

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The SIC Maui team has been on the road for the last couple of weeks down in the southern hemi. The crew has been to New Caledonia, Tahiti, Australia and will continue to travel around in that area for the next week or so. Livio Menelau, SIC Global Team rider is a part of the crew that is on the road where he gives us an update of what has been going on. Here is what he had to say:
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The Tahitian Beast Joins Ultimate Waterman Line-Up

By: Allie Brown

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It was announced earlier last week that our very own Tahitian Beast, Georges Cronsteadt, is the final athlete to join the list of incredible athletes who will partake in the Ultimate Waterman event in mid-March.
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Georges Cronsteadt Wins In New Zealand

By: Allie Brown

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SIC Maui Global Team Rider Georges Cronsteadt dominated over the weekend with a win in Auckland, New Zealand at the Jett City Surf Series event #10. With close to 50 participants, Georges was able to come in on top over the rest of the field.
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Kenny Kaneko | Winter Paddling

By: Allie Brown

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Don’t let winter and cold weather get you down…

Follow the lead of Global Team rider Kenny Kaneko as he paddles into below freezing weather! Suit up properly and it shouldn’t be too cold at all!
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Will Schmidt Releases Trailer of Upcoming Documentary

By: Allie Brown

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Earlier in 2014, Will Schmidt set a world record and was the first person to standup paddle largely unassisted from Canada all the way down to Mexico on his standup paddle board. As you can imagine, this journey was an incredible accomplishment for Will as well as a trying time while attempting to overcome mental breakdowns and physical exhaustion. Will’s journey lasted a total of 61 days, 58 of which he was paddling.
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Lina Augaitis Paddles Lake Mead

By: Allie Brown

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If you haven’t paddled Lake Mead yet you don’t know what you are missing!! SIC Global team rider and BOP distance champion Lina Augitias on her X 14 PRO Lite on a flat water glide…
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Fiona Wylde and Starboard

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As my water sport career takes flight from a little girls’ dream into a profession, I could not be more excited to have a supporter like Starboard at my back with solid boards under my feet! 2015 presents new opportunities and new goals for me in all my sports; SUP Racing, SUP Surfing and Windsurfing, and I am so thrilled to be part of the Starboard International Team! Here’s to the good times, the hard work, and the travel of this next season. See you on the water!

~Fiona Wylde
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SIC Maui’s Sonni Honscheid Featured in SUP Examiner

By: Allie Brown

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Sonni Honscheid just had an awesome write-up about her featured on SUP Examiner. Check it out!

Here are some highlights of the feature:
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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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Annabel Anderson – Seasons of Change

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Seasons of Change

“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow.”
- Lao Tzu

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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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Starboard’s Finn Mullen Wins Circle One East Strand!

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With the Causeway Coast Surf club hosting the last contest of the season, the luck of good conditions for competitions in 2014 continued and the renowned beach of East ‘the Beast’ strand on the beautiful North Coast of Portrush, Northern Ireland turned on for a classic contest of good vibes and fun waves. Finn Mullen took the win followed by a stoked Owen Waters in second and Tony Doherty in third who consistently picked off the set waves with his local knowledge. Continue reading ‘Starboard’s Finn Mullen Wins Circle One East Strand!’

Finn Mullen wins 2014 Irish SUP Surf Championships

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It’s been a successful Autumn for Starboard rider Finn Mullen who won his 6th consecutive Irish SUP title in perfect surf at the 2014 Irish National Championships Bundoran, County Donegal. The famous A frame reef wave of the ‘Peak’ in Bundoran was the contest venue and the near flawless conditions saw some of the best surf experienced for a national championships in recent years. Continue reading ‘Finn Mullen wins 2014 Irish SUP Surf Championships’

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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