The 2012 Hennessey’s World SUP Championships are under way in Cabo, Mexico right now. Several of the world’s finest are in town to duke it out for the $16.5k in cash prizes and title of WPA World Champ. Saturday was the 11 mile P2P (Punta Gorda to Palmilla) Distance Race, while Sunday sees the 4 mile Elite race.
The Distance Race was taken out by Chase Kosterlitz and Jenny Kalmbach. Chase narrowly beat home Fernando Stalla, while Jenny blitzed the women’s field (and most of the men’s). Stalla took revenge in the Elite Race though, claiming the victory as well as the overall championship title after Kosterlitz finished 3rd, behind Ryan Helm. Click through for full results… → READ MORE
One of the original fixtures on the SUP racing circuit, the Hennessey’s World SUP Championships, is on again this weekend. The 2012 Champs have moved South from their traditional Californian home, all the way down to Cabo San Lucas in Mexico. This year the event has also joined forces with the Los Cabos Classic to make for a full on weekend of Stand Up Paddle racing.
Several of the world’s best paddlers will be in town and there’s a pretty sizeable prize purse of $16,500 on the line, so expect a very solid level of competition. As far as the races go, the highlights will be the 11 miler from Punta Gorda to Palmilla and the 4 mile Elite race, though seeing it’s Mexico, and it’s the beach, and there’s a couple of hundred stoked athletes in town… the real highlights will probably happen off the water. → READ MORE
The Hobie & Hennessey’s U.S. Championships were held last Saturday @ Dana Point, with a whole bunch of international talent coming out to race.
Fernando Stalla won the 12’6″ class, while Brandi Baksic narrowly took out the women’s race ahead of Candice Appleby. In the battle of the 14 footers it was Ryan Helm who snatched the victory, just seconds ahead of Kody Kerbox and Slater Trout. Click through for full results… → READ MORE
We’ve got another big day of Stand Up Paddle racing around the world.
If you’ve seen our list of Stand Up Paddle races (and if you haven’t, where have you been?!) then you’ll see that June is absolutely packed: There’s SIXTY races this month alone.
The month gets off to a flying start, with plenty of massive races happening this weekend. Here are some of the highlights… → READ MORE
Another weekend and another huge round of Stand Up Paddle race action.
From California to the Côte d‘Azur, Sunset Beach to New South Wales, there’s plenty happening around the world.
Here’s a taste of some of the big SUP races coming up over the next couple of days… → READ MORE
The World Paddle Association has just announced the first details of the 2012 Hennessey’s World Stand Up Paddle Championships.
As mentioned a couple of weeks back on the 2012 Stand Up Paddle Race Calendar, this year’s event is moving from its usual mid-September spot to the first weekend in November.
It’s also moving 1,000 miles South… to the resort town of Los Cabos, Mexico. → READ MORE
Full results from the Hennessey’s 2011 World Stand Up Paddling Championships. Held on 17 September at Hermosa Beach, California.
Jamie Mitchell from Australia put in a massive performance to not only win the stock 12’6″ division, but also claim the fastest overall time (beating the 14′ and Unlimited paddlers).
But who won each division? Click through for full results from the Hennessey’s 2011 World SUP Championships. → READ MORE