Annabel Anderson Signs On As Subaru’s New Brand Ambassador, Helps Push SUP Further Into The Mainstream

Annabel Anderson SubaruThe most dominant female paddler in the world right now, Annabel Anderson, has just signed on to be a brand ambassador for Subaru. After dominating practically every race she entered last year (culminating in her clean sweep of the BoP), Annabel has continued her form into 2013 by taking out the Carolina Cup as well as winning plenty of other races outright, ahead of not only the girls but often the guys as well.

It’s very cool to see elite racers getting rewarded with deals from non-SUP, mainstream brands, so click through for all the details…   → READ MORE

Danny Ching, Annabel Anderson Win The 2013 Carolina Cup In Style (UPDATED RESULTS)

Danny Ching Carolina Cup SUPDanny Ching has won the 2013 Carolina Cup at Wrightsville Beach, claiming his second straight title in emphatic style to cement his position as the world’s fastest stand up paddler. Danny opened up a big gap on the field and was well clear by the end of the 12.5 mile “Graveyard” Elite Race course, crossing the line exactly four minutes ahead of his nearest rival.

France’s Eric Terrien also paddled extremely well to claim 2nd ahead of an all-star cast that included Jamie Mitchell (3rd), Chase Kosterlitz (4th), Ryan Helm (5th) and Matt Becker (6th).

Meanwhile Annabel Anderson put on a dominant display to claim victory ahead of Jenny Kalmbach and Brandi Baksic. Click through for FULL RESULTS…   → READ MORE

Travis Grant, Annabel Anderson Win King Of The Harbour

King Of The Harbour SUP RaceTravis Grant has continued his 2013 winning streak, taking out New Zealand’s 25km King Of The Harbour SUP race on the weekend ahead of Beau O’Brian. Meanwhile reigning BoP Champion Annabel Anderson was just 12 minutes behind after two and a half hours, despite paddling a 12’6 vs the 14 footers of the men.

Click through for the complete results plus photos of the action from Auckland…   → READ MORE

Annabel Anderson’s 2012 Highlights

Annabel Anderson's 2012 Highlights
Annabel Anderson is one of the fastest SUP racers in the world. The New Zealander had an amazing 2012, winning pretty much every race she entered; not only against other women but often against the guys as well.

Besides dominating the Stand Up World Series (including a triump over most of France’s top men), by far the biggest result of Annabel’s year was the 2012 Battle of the Paddle in California. Annabel Anderson absolutely dominated the 2012 BoP, mirroring Danny Ching’s performance by winning both the Elite Race and the Distance Race. The tenacious Kiwi overcame injuries, crazy travel schedules and the previously undisputed Battle Queen to win both races by very convincing margins.

Now that 2012 has come to a close, Annabel has had time to reflect on a stellar year that saw her rise to the top of the SUP racing world, giving an exclusive highlight reel of the year that was. Training, travelling, surfing, sailing, and of course, racing on her Stand Up Paddle board all around the world… In her own words, this is Annabel Anderson’s 2012.   → READ MORE

[VIDEO] Annabel Anderson’s Stand Up World Series Championship Recap

Kai Lenny wasn’t the only one to score a major victory at the Stand Up World Series Finals the other week. New Zealand’s Annabel Anderson also went though that event undefeated to claim the inaugural Stand Up World Series Championship title. Annabel has been on a tear all year, and not just in the Stand Up World Series: Her season culminated in a double victory at the Battle of the Paddle last month.   → READ MORE

[VIDEO] Sprint Races @ The Stand Up World Series Finals (…Waves!)

Watch the action from the Stand Up World Series Finals @ Turtle Bay on the weekend. Yesterday we showed you the Distance Race video, and now it’s time to watch the carnage from the Knockout Sprints that were held on Sunday.

In a photo-finish, Kai Lenny made it a double victory by narrowly beating Slater Trout (2nd), Casper Steinfath (3rd) and Zane Schweitzer (4th). Meanwhile Annabel Anderson was too strong in the women’s race. Check out the full results from the SUP World Series Finals or simply click through to watch the video…   → READ MORE

[RESULTS] Stand Up World Series Finals @ Turtle Bay (UPDATED)

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

[RESULTS] Battle Of The Paddle 2012

What a crazy weekend.. the 2012 Battle of the Paddle has come to a close, but competitors, spectators and fans will be talking about this event for months and years to come.

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

[VIDEO] Stand Up World Series Cocoa Beach (Day 1 Highlights)

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

[RESULTS] Kai Lenny Wins Stand Up World Series @ Cocoa Beach

The Stand Up World Series continued this weekend in Florida with the Cocoa Beach Paddle Classic. Saturday saw the Long Distance SUP race while on Sunday it was the Knockout Sprints.

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

[RESULTS] Watermans Paddle For Humanity, Washington DC

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

[RESULTS] Rojas, Anderson Win The 2012 SEA Paddle NYC

Annabel Anderson and Rob Rojas have just won the 2012 SEA Paddle NYC Elite Race. That’s two wins in two years for both.

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] Stand Up World Series’ Turtle Bay Summer SUP Challenge

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

[RESULTS] Oleron Stand Up Paddle Challenge

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