The Waterman League Stand Up World Tour is coming to Surf City for the tour's first stop on the mainland. The Huntington Beach Pro, presented in association with Starboard SUP, is the fourth stop on the Stand Up World Tour and will be a critical one as athletes attempt to better their rankings for the highly sought after World Champion title.
Hawaii's Kai Lenny, the 2010 World Champion, is in need of another win to secure his lead over the other 59 competitors. Peyo Lizarazu and Antoine Delpero of France, currently ranked second and third, are looking to take Lenny out of the lead, which is a definite possibility in Huntington, as Delpero is known for his excellent beach break surfing. Conditions look promising for the next couple of days for the trials and main event.
More Hawaiians ranked in the top ten, including Zane Schweitzer, Aaron Napoleon and Robin Johnston, will look to better their rankings and make Hawaii's presence known on the tour. Sean Poynter from San Diego will also attempt to make a statement as he competes on his home turf.
"The talent pool is immense and the action will be intense as the very best standup paddlers in the world descend on Southern California for a show like no other," Waterman League stated.
Also taking place at the Huntington Beach Pro will be the Super Session, a People's Choice Heat. Fans attending the event will have the opportunity to judge five riders who have been selected by online votes. The winner of the Super Session will receive a roundtrip ticket from Air Tahiti. Voting closes September 31st. – Shari Coble
For more info and voting: Standupworldtour.com