Hamburg kicks off three weeks of racing for the World Series
From August16th – 18th, the world’s best will head to Hamburg, Germany for Stop 5 on the 2013 Standup World Series: the Camp David World Cup of Standup Paddling. This final stop on the European Trilogy events will provide vital ranking points towards each athlete’s title campaign, but also, the winning Man and Woman from across this European sub series (the European Trilogy of France, Spain & Germany) will win their free stay at Turtle Bay Resort on the North Shore of Oahu for the prestigious World Championship Finals on October 11th – 13th.
Taking place in the heart of Hamburg, the racecourse will be contained within a spectator-driven space that will draw in upwards of 40,000 people onsite over the weekend. It will also provide an arena like no other and promises to be one of the most exciting stops yet on the 2013 Standup World Series. Stay tuned to WatermanLeague.com for the build up, live broadcast, highlights and much more. Click here to watch the trailer.
Chicago to kick off US Trilogy of events on Aug 24/25th
Directly following Hamburg, the Chicago World Paddle Challenge will mark the opening of the US Trilogy of Events and mark the return to the bustling city of Chicago and its unique beach culture. With thousands of people visiting North Avenue Beach every day, this city of sports enthusiasts will be lining up to watch the world’s best in action before the unmistakable cityscape that Chicago provides.
In addition to the World Series elite racing, there will be an amateur division, a youth division and a Celebrity Relay, as well as entry-level fun events and much more. The fun doesn’t stop at the beach, as the W Hotel and Castaways, our partner at the beach, will be hosting some cool parties as Chicago opens its arms to the sport of standup paddling.
So make sure to stay tuned to WatermanLeague.com for the build up, live broadcast and highlights, as the Midwest becomes the place to be on the weekend of August 24th/25th.
The America’s Cup of Standup Paddling in San Francisco
The Waterman League is proud to announce that an official stop on the 2013 Standup World Series will be run in conjunction with the America’s Cup of Sailing this year on Labor Day weekend. A multi-million dollar event site, stadium seating for over 5000 and a world-class racecourse will be broadcast to the world.
The World Series event will consist of a long distance course that will run from Baker’s Beach, under the Golden Gate Bridge and down through a course to arrive at Marina Green Park, the event HQ for the America’s Cup. Meanwhile, the World Series Sprints will run directly in front of the Stadium set up at Marina Green itself, providing a dynamic display of World Class standup paddling in conjunction with a world renowned event, steeped in tradition and now, mind-blowing innovation.
It will be an event not to be missed, so stay tuned for entries and the trailer this week, as well as build up, live broadcast and highlights at: WatermanLeague.com
Athletes to watch out for at upcoming World Series stops
Amongst those to watch out for at the upcoming high-profile stops on the 2013 Standup World Series:
Connor Baxter is currently leading the World Rankings ahead of archrival Kai Lenny, and is seemingly unbeatable this year, looking to maintain this lead through the US Trilogy and onto the Finals. However, he has a target on his back and this makes him the man to beat.
Kai Lenny is a man on a mission. Currently trailing Connor Baxter in the ratings, he will be looking for a solid win here in Germany to keep himself in contention for the World Title.
Casper Steinfath will be looking to continue his great 2013 roll. Currently in 3rd place overall in the rankings, it's all to play for the young Viking, and he's in a great position for the European Trilogy Title.
Eric Terrien is always dangerous and has been consistently placing at the top of the fleet. He will be looking for a strong finish in Germany to better his overall positing in the rankings.
Gaeten Sene is on a roll after a great performance at the last stop in Spain and is a powerful contender in the inland water conditions found in Hamburg.
The Aussies are coming: Beau O’Brien and Paul Jackson will be looking to put on another powerful performance in Hamburg as they proudly represent Australia on the international stage. Jake Jensen, another strong contender, will join them in Chicago.
Others to watch out for are of course Zane Schweitzer, Mo Freitas and Noa Ginella from Hawaii, Leonard Nika from Italy, Fernando Stalla and Ryan Helm from Mexico, and Dylan Frick from South Africa. It is also reported that Danny Ching may be attending the America’s Cup in San Francisco, so stay tuned as we build up to an epic three weeks of racing here on the Standup World Series.
Women Competition to intensify over the coming month
While Annabel Anderson has a clear stronghold over the World Rankings after the initial events of 2013, as we come into Stop 5 on the 2013 World Series and final leg of the European Trilogy, the competition is clearly intensifying as we see a whole host of women from Europe, the US and Australia, stepping up to give her a run for her money.
At home in Gemany, Sonja Honscheid is sure to be a real threat, as is Olivia Piana from France, not to mention Manca Notar, Laura Quetglas, but also the ever strong Aussie, Angela Jackson, looking to make her presence felt over the next few events.
As we head back to the US for Chicago, San Francisco and Huntington Beach, expect some big upsets by the likes of Morgan Hoesterey, Candice Appleby and many more of the US’ leading female paddlers
So make sure to stay tuned as we pick back up with Stop 5 of the Standup World Series in Hamburg, from the August 16th – 18th live at: SUPtheMag.com
The Starboard Movie to premier worldwide this month
The Starboard Movie will be released on August 18th across digital platforms worldwide, and primarily at the Waterman League’s content portal: ImmersedTV.com
Stay tuned for more information at WatermanLeague.com
Turtle Bay to host winners from European and US Trilogies
Turtle Bay, the headquarters for the Waterman League on the North Shore of Oahu, is proud to present the overall Men's and Women’s winner of the European and US Trilogies of events with a stay at the unmatched Turtle Bay Resort for the World Series Finals in October.
The first prize will be presented in Hamburg at the conclusion of the European Trilogy, while the US Trilogy will start in Chicago, head to San Francisco and then culminate in Huntington Beach in September.
Turtle Bay is also hosting a sweepstakes to win an additional stay at the magnificent resort found on the fabled North Shore of Oahu, so register for a chance to win: TurtleBaySUP.com