After a few rounds of racing (and countless buoy turn carnage pics), coming out on top were Zane Schweitzer and Fiona Wylde. Zaniac edged out Mo Freitas, Bicho Jimenez and Fernando Stalla, while Fiona Wylde was too good for Shae Foudy, Candice Appleby and Halie Harrison. → READ MORE
Fresh from his medal in Nicaragua, Captain America was back on show and took out yet another Tour victory. Slater came home first in the Elite Course Race ahead of another one of those young-guys-who-both-surf-and-race-annoying-well, Zane Schweitzer. Rounding out the top four was the Mexican duo of Javier Jimenez and Fernando Stalla, who actually competed for their country against Slater in the ISA Worlds earlier this month. → READ MORE
We’ve just caught a glimpse of the team that will be representing the United States at the 2014 ISA World Stand Up Paddle and Paddleboard Championship and, judging by the names listed below, the Americans are going to be very competitive in Nicaragua.
So how does Team USA stack up? And is it too early to make some bold predictions? → READ MORE
The first stop of the 2014 Tour drew a solid crowd of paddlers, with the men’s final in particular absolutely stacked with talent. But despite some nice 2-3ft waves playing a bit of havoc with the field and some close checking from the likes of Brennan Rose and Mo Freitas, it was Slater who took the win after out-sprinting Mo to the line. And, judging by the pics, it was a win that was performed in style… → READ MORE
The schedule actually got announced a month ago but now we’ve seen details of the prize money as well. The first stop on the Tour, the Huntington Beach event from March 21-23, will offer paddlers a $15,000 purse, with $1.5k going to the top guys in the SUP racing and SUP surfing respectively, while another $1,500 is reserved for the overall champion woman (combined results racing + surfing). → READ MORE
Rogue SUP front man (and part-time calendar model) Fernando Stalla has won the 2013 U.S. SUP Tour at San Onofre this weekend, beating a small but classy field of paddlers to take the second leg of the inaugural Tour and cap off a string of wins in recent weeks for the Punta Sayulita ambassador.
Fernando has been on a tear lately; his victory in yesterday’s surf race comes on the back of a win in San Diego last week as well as the Hennessey’s U.S. Champs before that. Coming in second was Matt Becker, while Captain America Slater Trout rounded out the podium. Meanwhile in the women’s race it was Halie Harrison who handled the waves the best to come out on top. Click through for full results plus photos of the action from San O… → READ MORE
The first stop of the 2013 U.S. SUP Tour – the new three-event series that will decide Team USA for the 2014 World Champs – has just finished at Huntington Beach. Matt Becker was victorious in the Elite Men’s SUP Race, coming home ahead of young gun Mo Freitas and picking up $1,000 for his effort.
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After months of speculation and the saga surrounding Peru, the 2013 U.S. SUP Tour is now official, with three events set to determine the “US SUP Team” and a squad for the 2014 ISA World SUP Champs.
Between April and June, the US SUP Tour will stop twice in California and once in New Jersey, with each event including both SUP Races and a SUP Surfing competition. Results will be combined and the overall Tour champions will earn the right to represent Team USA.
The United States were a big omission from the ISA World Champs in Peru earlier this year (they did field a small team at the last minute, but the absence of a full squad was pretty noticeable), so the news of an official, structured tour that’ll provide a pathway for World Championship qualification is very exciting. So click through for all the info including the 2013 US SUP Tour dates… → READ MORE