Tension mounts for the World Series Finals this weekend
Tension is mounting on Oahu's fabled North Shore as we countdown to the prestigious World Series Finals at Turtle Bay that will take place this weekend, October 12 – 13, at Turtle Bay Resort. After eight spectacular events around the world, this World Series Finals will be the definitive showdown of the year, as the World's best will battle it out one last time in Standup Paddling's ultimate arena.
You can watch it all go down LIVE this weekend at: SUPtheMag.com.
Pacifico welcome event at Turtle Bay Resort's Surfer the Bar
The weekend kicks off Friday, the 11th, with an annual athlete meeting at Surfer the Bar, in Turtle Bay Resort, at 4:30pm.
Event registration opens at 5:30pm, with a Pacifico Welcome Event beginning at 6pm, as well as an introduction to the event, its key players, and what to expect from this dramatic weekend.
At 7pm, following the introduction, Waterman League will take a look back at the development of the sport with legendary waterman and pioneer, Archie Kalepa. This event will be broadcasted live from Surfer the Bar starting at 6:30pm (HST) at WatermanLeague.com, and will also be available for viewing post-event.
Saturday, October 12th: Long Distance Race to Haleiwa
The live broadcast on the first day begins at 12pm, with a pre-event show hosted by Rocky Canon and Kaipo Guerrero, followed by the start for the Long Distance Race at 1pm. This legendary long distance course takes in the world's most famous surf breaks, from Sunset and Pipeline to Waimea, finishing in Haleiwa's Ali'i Beach Park, encompassing the entire 7-mile miracle. The long distance course will challenge the athletes' complete skill set, as they navigate the downwind sections and flat spots to make their way to the harbor wall in Haleiwa: a total of just under 13 miles.
The Long Distance Race will provide divisions for the World Series 12'6 class, as well as 14' and open classes, and also, a prone division, so entries are open to all for this dramatic race to close a spectacular season for the World Series. All athletes interested in registering can email: email@example.com with their name, nationality and event entered.
Join us live at SUPtheMag.com at 12pm on Saturday for all the action.
Sunday, October 13th: World Series Sprints at Turtle Bay
Sunday will see a full day of action, with the Na Kama Kai Youth Challenge taking place in the morning from 9am – 11am, featuring a one-design format open to U16. The live broadcast will then start at 11am, with the pre-event show and look back at the Long Distance Race.
The widely-anticipated and spectacular World Series Sprint Racing will then kick off at 12pm directly in front of the Hang Ten Pool Bar, providing some of the most spectator-driven and exciting racing of 2013.
Pre-event build up at SUPtheMag.com and WatermanLeague.com
Make sure tune into SUPtheMag.com and WatermanLeague.com for pre-event build up, complete with a preview of athletes to watch out for, trailers and much more, as we build up to the climactic close to the 2013 Standup World Series.
We'll be taking a look at Title scenarios, leading contenders, local wildcards and much more as we prepare for a show of epic proportions this weekend at the Finals at Turtle Bay Resort.