The Stand Up World Series Finals have just wrapped up @ Turtle Bay on Oahu’s North Shore (Hawaii). Saturday was the Long Distance race from Turtle Bay to Haleiwa, while today it was the awesome “Paddlecross” Knockout Sprint races.
This was the final event of the inaugural Stand Up World Series, with Kai Lenny and Connor Baxter coming into the weekend battling it out for the overall 2012 Series victory.
Kai drew first blood on Saturday, chasing down Connor Baxter to win the Distance Race by almost two minutes. Things were a little less predictable in Sunday’s Sprint Races though, with a solid swell producing plenty of waves (and carnage). But despite the conditions and the talent that was on display, Kai Lenny managed to take out the win for the second day in a row. Kai snatched first place in a four-way photo finish to make it a double victory this weekend. Click through for the full race results… → READ MORE
There were so many highlights and memorable moments. From Danny Ching reclaiming his crown, to Annabel Anderson announcing herself as the new women’s champion, to a bunch of stoked young groms charging like crazy. They call the Battle of the Paddle “Super Bowl of SUP” for a reason…
We’ll have a full weekend recap soon, but in the meantime relive the action with the complete results from the 2012 Battle of the Paddle… → READ MORE
The Stand Up World Series continued in Florida on the weekend, with the Cocoa Beach Paddle Classic. There were plenty of pros in town for the event, and the East Coast gave them a warm welcome with a solid swell making the racing exciting.
Check out this highlights clip from Day 1, featuring the Long Distance race that was won by Connor Baxter (with Kai Lenny 2nd and Eric Terrien 3rd). → READ MORE
It was a star-studded field, with plenty of pros (many of whom were in Florida for last week’s big surf trade show in Orlando) chasing the World Series points and prize money.
Connor Baxter and Kai Lenny renewed their rivalry in yesterday’s distance race, with Connor taking the honours to reverse the result from Chicago. However in Sunday’s sprints, Connor was knocked out in the semis while Kai took the win, giving Kai Lenny the overall victory and bumping Connor down to third place for the weekend, behind Fernando Stalla. Click through for more… → READ MORE
The latest event in the Watermans Paddle For Humanity SUP race series hit it off in Washington DC on the weekend. Over 170 paddlers came out for the 5K and 10K SUP races, as well as the chaotic Chuck Patterson Rally.
Slater Trout and Annabel Anderson took out the top spots in the 10K’er, while Infinity’s hipster-in-residence, Dave Boehne, finished 2nd before going on to claim victory in the carnage-filled Chuck Patterson Rally. → READ MORE
The race, now in it’s 5th year, is a 26.5 mile SUP marathon around the island of Manhattan, with proceeds going to the Surfers’ Environmental Alliance (SEA). Click through for the full race results and pics… → READ MORE
Results are in from the latest Stand Up World Series event, the Turtle Bay Summer SUP Challenge on Oahu’s North Shore.
As expected, young Maui paddler Connor Baxter won the distance event, while local Andrew Logreco claiming 2nd place ahead of Kody Kerbox. Annabel Anderson was again too dominant on the women’s side, beating out Morgan Hoesterey for the win. → READ MORE
The Oleron Stand Up Paddle Challenge, the latest Stand Up World Series event, is happening this weekend on Oleron Island, France.
In Saturday’s 24km Long Distance race, Starboard’s Annabel Anderson put in a massive effort to not only win the women’s division but also take line honours ahead of all the guys. Fellow Starboard rider Gaetene Sene was 2nd with Greg Closier in third. Click through for full results → READ MORE