Photo: Waterman League

Photo: Waterman League

SUWS: 2014 European Cup Wraps Up in Italy

After four action-packed stops on the 2014 European Cup presented by Starboard, the Standup World Series heads to Santa Severa Beach in Rome, Italy this weekend for the final stop of the Cup, and the $10,000 World Challenger Series.

The World SUP Challenge presented by Jeep forms part of the long-standing Italia Surf Expo that brings together the water sports industry for unique festival on the beach in Rome. This year, the World Challenger Series event will also serve as the Finals for the 2014 European Cup, wrapping up an amazing couple months of racing across Spain, France, Finland, Germany, and Italy.

The event will include a surf expo, sports, culture, and parties, as Italy celebrates the arrival of the World Challenger Series in Rome, and one of the biggest weekends for surf culture in the country. With product demos, lifestyle booths, movie premieres, and open air parties, the World SUP Challenge in Rome will be a weekend to remember, as the European Cup comes to a close.

Photo: Waterman League

Photo: Waterman League

European Cup Finals Schedule

Friday, July 25
10:00: Open Registration
11:30: Athlete interview
19:00: Registration Closes
23:00: Beach party

Saturday, July 26
09:00: Skipper Meeting
10:00: Start Sprint Race
16:00: Contest Finishes
premiazioni sul podio Red Bull
23:00: Mega Beach Party

Sunday, July 27
09:00: Skipper Meeting
12:00: Start Long Distance
15:00: Contest Finishes
Premiazioni finali sul podio Red Bull
23:00: Closing Ceremony and Beach party

Photo: Waterman League

Photo: Waterman League

Up Next: The Shonan Chigasaki Pro Japan

The Shonan Chigasaki Pro Japan, will bring SUP to Asia for the first major international event in the sport’s history, as a selection of the World’s best SUP athletes will meet with hundreds of Japanese participants for a groundbreaking event.

Twinned with the City of Honolulu, Chigasaki will celebrate the sport of Surfing from August 15th – 17th to commemorate Duke Kahanamoku’s birthday and stage a World Class Challenger Series event that showcases standup paddling.

With high profile athletes from Australia, Europe, Hawaii, the US and beyond, the Shonan Chigasaki Pro Japan will be an impressive event, as the quaint seaside town just outside Tokyo is transformed into the center of excitement for the weekend of the August 15th – 17th.

Entries are still open for the Shonan Chigasaki Pro Japan. Packages with accommodation and travel specials are available for competitors and spectators at:

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