USA Trilogy announced: Chicago, San Francisco & HB
With the world’s best about to embark on the European Trilogy that starts next weekend in Oleron France (with stops in the Basque Country of Spain and Germany), we are proud to announce the U.S. Trilogy that will pick up at the end of August and hit three major markets in the USA.
The Trilogy will consist of the following flagship stops:
The Chicago World Paddle Challenge that will kick off the Trilogy at the heart of Chicago from the 23rd – 25th August
The America’s Cup of Standup Paddling will run from August 31st to the September 2nd (Labor Day weekend), and be an integral part of the America’s Cup Sailing event hosted by San Francisco City this summer
The Huntington Beach Pro Grand Slam will run from September 17th – 22nd and, like Brazil, will feature both World Tour Surf and World Series Race events, making for a dramatic week of action
In addition to providing vital ranking points for the 2013 Standup World Series Title Race, the Trilogy Series will also boast the biggest prize-purse yet for any SUP event or series, and crown a Series Champion for both men and women.
The winning athletes will then be awarded stays for the World Championship Finals at Turtle Bay Resort, for the climactic culmination of the Standup World Series in October.
Chicago World Paddle Challenge is back, bigger & better
After laying the foundations in 2012, the Chicago World Paddle Challenge will be back with a mega event for 2013, featuring the elite level World Series Racing, but also amateur and entry level fleets at the heart of one of the world’s most bustling cities.
From the evening of August 23rd until the 25th, North Avenue Beach will be the place to be to watch the world’s best battle it out for the Trilogy Crown and strengthen their World Title campaigns. It will also be a melting pot of Standup Paddle activity, as races for all levels, ages and board styles will make up an all inclusive event at Chicago’s premier beach location.
Make sure to save the date and stay tuned to WatermanLeague.com for detailed schedule and entry information as well as build up to the 2013 USA Trilogy Series featuring this epic opening event in Chicago.
Standup World Series is integrated into America’s Cup
Stop 2 of the U.S. Trilogy will head to San Francisco in Northern California to be a part of one of sailing’s most prestigio. and most publicized events: the America’s Cup.
From August 31st to September 2nd, the world’s best will battle it out in front of the grand stand of the America’s Cup Sailing Championships for the ‘America’s Cup’ of Standup Paddling. Paddle power will replace the giant sail power and boards, the multi-hull design of the America’s Cup vessels in the creation of a dynamic platform for the world’s best, and an incredible showcase for the sport in front of an unprecedentedly large audience.
This new event replaces the originally planned Maui Summer event as an official stop on the 2013 Standup World Series.
Stay tuned for more information on entries and the event itself, as well as the build up to the inaugural America’s Cup of Standup Paddling at: WatermanLeague.com
Huntington Beach Pro to close the Series & highlight surf
The Huntington Beach Pro Grand Slam will be the final leg of the U.S. Trilogy for racing, but also host stop 3 on the 2013 Standup World Tour, just south of the Pier in Surf City USA from September 17th – 22nd.
With the surfing running from Tuesday 17th through Friday 20th September, inclusive of an Open Trials event and the prestigious 48 man Main event, the World Series will then open for business on Friday 20th evening, with Sprint Racing on the Saturday 21st and Long Distance on the Sunday 22nd.
Also taking place on Sunday morning will be a high profile ‘Big Move’ Surf event, providing entertainment for all the spectators onsite and online, but also another incentive for the world’s best to battle it out on the water.
The event for stop 3 of the USA Trilogy will be an exciting one, capping an incredible U.S. mainland series, before the World Series returns home to Turtle Bay from the October 11th – 13th for the climactic Final event of the year.
Stay tuned for all entry and event information as well as build up to all these events, not to mention the European Trilogy that will kick off next week on Oleron Island, France: you can watch it all go down at:
Turtle Bay to provide the climactic close to the 2013 season
After events in Chile, Brazil, Abu Dhabi, France, Spain, Germany, Chicago, San Francisco and Huntington Beach, the Standup World Series will return to its home on the North Shore of Oahu at Turtle Bay Resort for a World Championship Final of epic proportions. The Final event will run from October 11th – 13th at Turtle Bay Resort.
The World Series Sprints in front of the Pool Bars have already become legend, and the long distance race from Turtle Bay to Haleiwa is one of the most spectacular races of the year, so stay tuned as the World’s best battle their way through the events towards the World Championship Title.
So make sure to book your room at Turtle Bay for a poolside seat to watch the action as it goes down and history is once again made: go to TurtleBaySurf.com
Na Kama Kai to be active across US in support of kids
The Hawaii born organization, Na Kama Kai, founded by ocean sports legend Duane DeSoto, will be highlighted and will activate across all Trilogy events, as well as at the World Series Finals at Turtle Bay.
Working in conjunction with local non-profits focused on opportunities for unprivileged children, the Na Kama Kai clinics will bring unique water sports experiences to kids across the U.S., as Na Kama Kai’s mission of providing opportunities and learning for children, is perpetuated through the Standup World Series.
Stay tuned for more information on these specialty Na Kama Kai clinics at: WatermanLeague.com