The Stand Up World Series is a global SUP racing tour that was started in 2012. The 2013 SUP World Series is set to feature nine events across five countries, starting in Chile in March and finishing in October in Hawaii.
Each event in the World Series features two races; a Long Distance SUP Race and knockout SUP Sprint race. Points are combined from each of these races to produce an overall event champion, then results from each event are used to crown the overall Stand Up World Series Champion at the end of the year. In 2012, Kai Lenny was the SUP World Series champion, with Annabel Anderson taking out the women's title. Other strong performers included Connor Baxter and Slater Trout.
We'll keep you posted with the latest Stand Up World Series race results, photos and videos as it happens. In the meantime though, you can check out our most recent news about the Stand Up World Series below…
It’s going to be a BIG Summer of SUP racing in Europe… Starting this weekend we’re set for six straight weeks of massive races that’ll feature an elite cast of international paddlers.
It’s an exciting time for the sport of SUP racing in this part of the world; never before have so many big names competed in Europe at the same time. The SUP Race Cup, Lost Mills, Oleron, Bilbao and more… Every week from now until the end of June, Europe will play host to several of the world’s best paddlers and several of the world’s biggest events.
There are so many big races happening in the next six weeks that we just had to give it a fun nickname, and as we mentioned a few months ago, the “European SUP Racing Tour” is what we came up with. Well now thanks to the champs at NSP (the home of Travis Grant and Rico Leroy), SUPracer.com will be on the ground in Europe covering every event live and going behind the scenes with the international stars as they travel the continent. → READ MORE
Seems like it’s Connor Baxter day here on SUPracer.com…
Connor has just cleaned up at the Ubatuba Grand Slam SUP races in Brazil, where the young Maui charger took out both the Sprint and Long Distance races during the second event of the 2013 Stand Up World Series. The victory, along with that in Chile last month, gives Connor an early lead over rivals such as Kai Lenny, Zane Schweitzer, Mo Freitas, Kody Kerbox and Casper Steinfath in the World Series rankings.
So what’s it like to be one of the fastest stand up paddlers on the planet? Find out with Connor’s personal race recap from Brazil… → READ MORE
If you’ve already watched the Stand Up World Series Brazil SUP Sprint Race video that we posted below, you’ll know that Connor Baxter is in fine form right now.
On Saturday he took out the SUP Sprints and then just to make the result certain, Connor backed it up with an impressive victory in Sunday’s Long Distance race. After 12km of tight racing, the Starboard superstar sprinted away at the end to win ahead of Kai Lenny and Casper Steinfath. → READ MORE
Some great highlights out of the Ubatuba Grand Slam Sprint Racing that went down in Brazil on the weekend. If you’ve seen the results from the Stand Up World Series Brazil, you’ll know that Connor Baxter made it a clean sweep, taking out both the sprint and distance events. But the way in which he did it was pretty impressive…
We all know Connor Baxter is fast, but just look at the way he sprints clear of Kai Lenny and the rest of the field at the 2:57 mark. And that’s the end of the race, when by all rights he really should be tired. Apparently not. Thanks for making us all feel really slow Connor… → READ MORE
Connor Baxter has defeated arch rival Kai Lenny to claim the Ubatuba Grand Slam in Brazil, the second event of the 2013 Stand Up World Series. Connor took out both the Sprint Race (Saturday) and Long Distance Race (Sunday) to make it a clean sweep and establish an early lead in the World Series rankings.
Young gun Mo Freitas continued to rise through the ranks, claiming third in the Sprints against a string of in-form paddlers that included Zane Schweitzer, Kody Kerbox and Casper Steinfath. Mo then backed it up with a fourth in the distance event to take third place overall. Click through for results and pics… → READ MORE
Here’s Connor Baxter’s personal recap of the recent Abu Dhabi All-Stars Invitational event, which was held in the United Arab Emirates and featured both SUP racing and SUP surfing.
The young gun was on fire all week, very narrowly missing a spot in the surfing final before blitzing some big names to claim the SUP sprints. So click through to hear what Connor thought about his days in the desert… → READ MORE
Watch highlights from the third and final day of the 2013 Abu Dhabi All-Stars Invitational, where Connor Baxter and Olivia Piana took out the SUP sprint races.
Conditions were tricky thanks to strong winds and a massive sandstorm, but that didn’t stop the Maui gun from taking the win ahead of Jamie Mitchell, Zane Schweitzer and Paul Jackson. Meanwhile Olivia Piana was too strong in the women’s, finishing ahead of Manca Notar. → READ MORE
Connor Baxter has just taken out the SUP Sprints @ the 2013 Abu Dhabi All-Stars Invitational, winning the final ahead of Jamie Mitchell. Zane Schweitzer was 3rd and Paul Jackson 4th.
Rounding out the final was Kody Kerbox in 5th, Fernando Stalla 6th, Noa Ginella 7th and Benoit Carpentier 8th. Meanwhile Olivia Piana claimed the women’s race with young gun Manca Notar in 2nd. Click through for more… → READ MORE
We’re LIVE from Wadi Adventure Park in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates, for the second day of the Abu Dhabi All-Stars Invitational.
This unique specialty event combines the Stand Up World Series (SUP Racing) and the Stand Up World Tour (SUP Surfing) in an insane location: We’re literally out in the middle of the desert, surrounded by crazy mountains and getting baked by the gnarliest sunshine you can imagine.
Many of the world’s best Stand Up Paddlers are here to duke it out, with $20,000 on the line and plenty of bragging rights to boot. Just some of the SUP’ers on show this week are: Jamie Mitchell, Paul Jackson, Fernando Stalla, Leco Salazar, Connor Baxter, Kody Kerbox, Noa Ginella, Olivia Piana, Beau Nixon, Zane Schweitzer and the list goes on… → READ MORE
So we’re out here in the United Arab Emirates for the Abu Dhabi All-Stars Invitational, which is a specialty event combining the Stand Up World Series (racing) and Stand Up World Tour (surfing).
For the past couple of days we’ve been hanging out in Abu Dhabi with the stars of SUP, taking in the crazy sights of this crazy city as well as getting in a few practice paddle sessions in the very refreshing water (Abu Dhabi is HOT).
But today we trekked out about an hour into the desert to the smaller city of Al Ain, which is the home of “Wadi Adventure”. Wadi is a kickass water park that has what is probably the best wave pool in the world. It’s also smack bang in the middle of the desert and has one of the coolest backdrops of any wave in the world: There’s a big, dry, desert mountain rising up just metres behind the wave pool, giving this place an other-worldy kind of feel and providing an awesome contrast to the water below. → READ MORE
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The final list of stars competing in next week’s Abu Dhabi All Stars Invitational SUP event has just been announced, with 18 of the world’s best Stand Up Paddlers set for a surfing/racing showdown.
This exhibition event will combine both the Stand Up World Tour (SUP surfing) and Stand Up World Series (SUP racing), meaning there’s quite a few names on the list we’ve never seen before here on SUPracer.com. Though there’s still plenty of regulars, such as Jamie Mitchell, Connor Baxter, Paul Jackson, Fernando Stalla, Ryan Helm, Kody Kerbox, Zane Schweitzer, Noa Ginella and more.
So click through to see exactly who will be duking it out in the desert next week, and also find out where you can watch the LIVE WEBCAST of the event.. → READ MORE
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’d know by now that Connor Baxter won the Aragas Magallanes Paddle Challenge in Patagonia last week, getting one back on his rival Kai Lenny and taking an early lead in the 2013 Stand Up World Series rankings.
Well you’ve seen the results, checked out the awesome photos and watched the video highlights, but now here’s your chance to hear the full event recap in Connor’s own words… → READ MORE
Check out this promo for one of the most unique Stand Up Paddling events of the year, the Abu Dhabi All-Stars Invitational. Set in the desert oasis of the UAE, the All-Stars is a specialty event that combines both the Stand Up World Series (racing) and Stand Up World Tour (surfing).
The world’s finest have been invited to compete for the $20,000 prize purse, with results from both the surfing and racing combined to produce an overall champ. It’s all happening April 4th-7th, with the surfing taking place Wadi Adventure Park wave pool and the SUP racing happening along the imposing Abu Dhabi waterfront. Click through for all the other details… → READ MORE
Some more great footage from last weeks’s Aragas Magallanes Paddle Challenge. This is the clip of Day 2, which featured the sprint races and the crowning of the overall event champion.
After Kai Lenny won Day 1 in Patagonia, his arch rival Connor Baxter had all the work to do. The Starboard superstar stepped it up though, taking out the sprint race and setting up a tie-breaker showdown with Kai. Click through to see what happened next… → READ MORE
Check out some crazy footage from last week’s Aragas Magallanes Paddle Challenge in the beautiful wilderness of Patagonia, where paddlers were literally dodging icebergs as they raced.
This is the video of Day 1, when Kai Lenny knocked off Connor Baxter in the Distance Race and newly-crowned ISA World Champ Casper Steinfath came home in third. Click through to watch the full clip… → READ MORE
Connor Baxter has just WON the inaugural Aragas Magallanes Paddle Challenge, defeating his arch rival Kai Lenny in the beautiful wilderness of Patagonia, Chile.
Connor didn’t have it all his own way though, with Kai taking out the Long Distance race on Day 1 of this $20,000 event, which also serves as the first stop of the 2013 Stand Up World Series. Wearing the yellow jersey after his victory last year, Kai battled with Connor right across Lago Gray (“Grey Lake”), the epic, iceberg-filled host of yesterday’s race. But despite Connor leading early, the young Naish star was able to break away in the final stages of the 13 mile race to take the win and start the 2013 Series the same way he finished 2012.
This weekend’s SUP racing enjoyed an insanely cool backdrop (pun intended), with glaciers, icebergs and steep mountains rising up all around the paddlers. So click through for more photos of the action plus the full race results… → READ MORE
The mystery Spanish event that we had pencilled in for late June has now been confirmed: The Bilbao World SUP Challenge, part of the 2013 Stand Up World Series, will offer paddlers $20,000 in prize money and the chance to race in a beautiful part of Europe.
The event, which was officially unveiled earlier today, is set for the Basque region of Spain from the 21st – 23rd of June. This comes on the tail end of the major European SUP racing season, which will see many of the world’s best competing for over $100,000 in prize money from the last weekend in May right through to the end of June. The fact it’s a World Series event will attract even more international talent. → READ MORE
We’re just 72 hours away from what is guaranteed to be the coolest SUP race of the year (pun intended), the Aragas “Magallanes Paddle Challenge” in Patagonia, Chile.
This is the first stop of the 2013 Stand Up World Series, which is clearly jumping in at the deep end as paddlers will battle for $20,000 in a ridiculously awesome location. But here’s the coolest part: 45% of that $20k goes to the winner, meaning one paddler will walk away with $9,000 in their hands. Not bad for a weekend’s work… → READ MORE
Watch this teaser vid for what is set to be one of the coolest SUP races of the year (no pun intended…). The 2013 Magallanes Paddle Challenge is happening next week in the wild Southern region of Chile, on a lake that’s filled with icebergs and surrounded by crazy mountains.
It’s not the first place that comes to mind when you think SUP racing, but it’s definitely going to provide a dramatic backdrop for some of the world’s fastest paddlers… → READ MORE
The Stand Up World Series has just announced what may be the coolest SUP race of the year, with a special invitation-only event planned for the United Arab Emirates. The $20,000 Abu Dhabi Surf & Paddle All Stars Invitational is happening from the 4th-7th of April and is set to be something very unique.
Abu Dhabi is that surreal place in the desert with all the crazy looking buildings and larger than life attractions. It’s also the capital of the United Arab Emirates and is just down the road from another awesome city, Dubai. The “All Stars Invitational” is a specialty event with both SUP racing and SUP surfing. The surfing will be held in the wave pool at Wadi Adventure theme park, while the sprint races will be held at the Abu Dhabi Sailing & Yacht Club. → READ MORE
The 2013 Stand Up World Series is kicking off next month with a major (and very unique) new SUP race: The Magallanes Paddle Challenge in Patagonia, Chile.
Basic info about this event leaked a few months ago and recently we saw the epic event poster, but now all the details are out and it looks pretty awesome. The event is set in an incredibly unique location, has $20,000 in prize money and offers something not a whole lotta races can lay claim to: Icebergs. How cool is that? → READ MORE
It’s not often that an event poster on its own is news-worthy, but I reckon this promo piece for next month’s Magallanes Paddle Challenge makes the cut. The event is happening March 14th-17th in Chile and will be the opening race of the 2013 Stand Up World Series.
While the World Series had more than its fair share of ups and downs in 2012, this year’s schedule looks promising, and as the first event of the year, the $20,000 Magallanes Paddle Challenge will go a long way towards setting the tone for the rest of the season. Hopefully it’s a success and builds momentum for the remainder of 2013, because one thing the World Series is definitely doing is pushing the boundaries of SUP racing. This poster sums it up perfectly…
Just look at it: A giant iceberg sitting in a lake. A Stand Up Paddler that looks like an ant in comparison. All happening in the wilds of Patagonia. It’s not your average flat water SUP race… → READ MORE
The official 2013 Stand Up World Series schedule has just been released and there’s plenty of exotic destinations included. While we spotted the draft schedule last month, this looks like the finalised line-up of races for the new year.
The 2013 SUP World Series will consist of nine events across five regions: 2x in the States, 2x in Hawaii, 2x in South America, 2x in Europe and 1x in Asia. It begins in Chile in March and wraps up on the North Shore of Oahu in October, though it’s the season opener that could well be the highlight… → READ MORE
The 2013 Stand Up World Series schedule has just been released and includes seven races around the world. Despite a rocky first year that saw event cancellations and schedule changes, the 2012 SUP World Series finished on a high with the awesome Finals @ Turtle Bay event and should be able to carry that momentum into the 2013 season.
While an official announcement is expected in the next week or so, the StandUpWorldSeries.com site has already been updated with the list of races for next season. There are seven races in 2013, with stops in Brazil, France, Germany, Hawaii and the U.S. between April and October. Click through for more info plus all the 2013 Stand Up World Series dates… → READ MORE