2014 SUWS FINALS: Sprint Race Highlights

2014 SUWS FINALS: Sprint Race Highlights

After Saturday’s 13-mile Long Distance race along Oahu’s North Shore, Standup World Series competitors returned to Turtle Bay for a full day of sprint racing. The North Shore provided challenging conditions for Sunday’s event, with 8- to 12-foot sets rolling into the Sprints course throughout the day.

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With a torn ligament and sprained right foot, Zane Schweitzer capped his successful year of World Series racing by taking another win: the Standup World Series Finals Sprints. After battling Saturday’s Long Distance Champion Kai Lenny for the entire sprints final, it came down to a drop-in bomb, followed by a stroke-for-stroke battle and photo finish, with Schweitzer taking the coveted win.

Local Oahu paddler Halie Harrison took the Finals Sprints win for the ladies, ahead of a tough field that included Lina Augaitis, Angie Jackson and Saturday’s Long Distance Champion Fiona Wylde.

2014 SUWS Finals Sprints Champion Halie Harrison with second and third place Fiona Wylde and Sonni Hönscheid. Photo: Waterman League
2014 SUWS Finals Champ Halie Harrison with Fiona Wylde and Sonni Hönscheid. Photo: Waterman League

The 2014 Standup World Series Finals event culminated with Kai Lenny and Halie Harrison taking the overall event wins.

With Connor Baxter named the 2014 Standup World Series Men’s Champion back at September’s Huntington Beach event, it all came down to the Finals event for the women, where Lina Augaitis was crowned the 2014 Women’s Standup World Series Champion.

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2014 Standup World Series Champions: Lina Augaitis and Connor Baxter. Photo: Waterman League

SUWS Finals Event Results

Men's Finals Results
1. Kai Lenny
2. Mo Freitas
3. Jake Jensen
Women's Finals Results
1. Halie Harrison
2. Fiona Wylde
3. Sonni Hönscheid


Stay tuned to SUPtheMag.com for an interview with the 2014 Women’s Standup World Series Champion, Lina Augaitis, coming soon.

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