World Tour: World Challenger Series and European Cup
Five spectacular events, a mixture of World Series and World Challenger Series events make up the Waterman League’s European Cup, encompassing both northern and southern Europe for a line up of events like never before. Check out the Stops:
• Bilbao, Spain: June 6th – 8th (Prime World Challenger Series)
• Oleron Island, France: June 13th – 15th (World Challenger Series)
• Sieravuori, Finland: July 3rd – 5th (World Challenger Series)
• Fehmarn Germany: July 18th – 20th (World Series: $25,000)
• Roma, Italy: July 26th – 28th (World Challenger Series)
Athletes’ three best results from the five events will provide their overall ranking on the European Cup, as athletes will be putting it all on the line to win the European Cup Title in Rome in July.
Watch it all unfold at WatermanLeague.com
Bilbao Draws the Best Paddlers to the Basque Country of Spain
The Bilbao World Padde Challenge put the Basque Country on the map for SUP last summer with a breakout event that brought the world’s best to the city for a dramatic battle.
With hundreds of participants taking part in the 2013 edition, it wasConnor Baxter and Annabel Anderson who took the honors in this historic race as the foundations were laid for a great future for the sport and the World Series in Spain.
In 2014, from June 6th – 8th the Bilbao World Paddle Challenge will put the Basque Country on the map as the opening event for the European Cup and one of the biggest events on the global calendar. Make sure to stay tuned as entries are opened online and tension mounts for the most exciting summer yet on Tour.
Oleron Island to welcome back the World of SUP
The Oleron Island Paddle Challenge is back in 2014 as a Challenger Series event and one of the prestigious stops counting towards the 2014 European Cup. Over the past few years, it’s welcomed the world’s best to its shores to celebrate the beginning of summer in a unique SUP destination at the heart of Europe.
In 2013, it was a familiar story with Connor Baxter and Annabel Anderson taking the victories. While in 2014, the island will once again opens its arms to Standup Paddlers of all levels for this year’s edition of the Oleron Island Paddle Challenge. Stay tuned as entries open for this stunning stop on the 2014 European Cup: WatermanLeague.com
Finland steps up to join the global stage for Standup Paddling in Sieravuori
As an all new stop on both the Challenger Series and as a part of the newly formed European Cup, the Sieravuori SUP Masters is an exciting addition to the high profile line up of events this summer, as Finland showcases the allure of the destination and opens its arms to both the World’s best, but also paddlers of all levels.
Lomakeskus Sieravuori is a stunning part of Finland that has long been a popular holiday destination, but that also provides the perfect backdrop for a paddling adventure and a unique location for this exciting new stop on the World Challenger Series and European Cup.
Fehmarn, Germany is Stop 3 of the 2014 Standup World Series
Fehmarn Germany will be the destination for Stop 3 on the 2014 Standup World Series, and Stop 4 of the European Cup. This high-profile stop on the World Series has moved home in 2014 to the beautiful new venue of Fehmarn.
Apart from the appeal of the location at Fehmarn, the reason for the move is to allow our German partners, in conjunction with us here at the Waterman League, to fulfill our vision of establishing this event as one of the largest SUP Festivals in the World for years to come.
The location will provide unique access to the sport for all, combining high profile World Championship competition with mass demo opportunities, unique hospitality elements and social activities to make it a weekend to remember.
With $25,000 prize-money for the pros and a full Open division providing something for everyone, the Fehmarn World Cup of SUP will be an event to remember in 2014, as entries open this week for the event that will run from the July 18th – 20th. Stay tuned to WatermanLeague.com.
Italia Surf Expo to host Challenger Series & European Cup Final
Now in its 16th year and well established as Italy’s biggest Ocean Sports event and gathering, the Italia Surf Expo will now host a prestigious World Challenger Series event with $10,000 in prize-money, but also the climactic Finals to the 2014 European Cup.
Taking place at Santa Severa beach in Rome below the Medieval Castle of Odescalchi from July 25th – 27th, the Italia Surf Expo brings the Ocean Sports community together for a weekend of unforgettable action, as the World Challenger Series, European Cup, and Waterman League arrives in Italy.
Entries will open this week for this $10,000 Challenger Series Stop.
For more information, visit: ItaliaSurfExpo.it
Turtle Bay to offer a four-night stay to both Men & Women’s European Cup Champions
Turtle Bay, home of the Waterman League and to the Standup World Tour & Series is proud to celebrate the 2014 European Cup with a four-night stay at Turtle Bay for the prestigious World Series Finals in October for both Men and Women’s European Cup Champions.
With a full Series of intense races leading to this climactic and dramatic finals, the scene is set for the fiercest battle yet, and it will all come down to this last weekend of action in 2014 as Men’s and Women’s World Champions are crowned.
Looking Back at the Abu Dhabi All Stars
As the World’s best gather for the European leg of the Series, and battle it out at the European Cup, all eyes will be on the prize, so make sure to tune into SUPtheMag.com and WatermanLeague.com.
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