Stand Up Paddle Event Reviews

Kai Lenny wins the SUWT Surfing at Huntingdon Beach

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Sunday, 22 September 2013 13:37

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Kai Lenny (Naish) from Maui put together a flawless event campaign here in Huntington Beach to take the win at stop 3 on the 2013 Stand Up World Tour. Each round Kai put together high scoring heat after high scoring heat, with a climax in Round 4 where he posted a heat score total of 18.57, a near perfect score. With a mix of high performance, crisp turns and progressive maneuvers, inclusive of a number of well executed aerials, Kai made his intentions known here in Surf CIty USA, and became one step closer to regaining the World Title that eluded him in 2012. This win extends his current ratings lead as he now is counting 2 firsts and a 5th from the 3 events so far this year.

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BSUPA Watergate Bay Contest 2012

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Saturday, 20 October 2012 18:05

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We arrived at Watergate Bay on Thursday morning, following a week of looking at the Magicseaweed.com web cams and surf reports that went from perfect to 25ft, then back to 6ft wind blown slop.  Thursday was windy but with a 3-4ft swell running, myself, Gareth Grant, Simon Bassett and Holly Bassett got in the water for a warm up session.  Both Gareth and myself were trying new low volume boards, which proved to be challenging in the windy conditions.

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National SUP Festival, Hayling Island, UK

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Sunday, 09 September 2012 06:51

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What a beautiful weekend for an SUP festival!  Glassy water, hot weather and lots to do.  The National SUP festival is combined with the National Windsurf Festival, and with almost no wind at all on Saturday SUP took to the water in a big way.  

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The National SUP Festival is now live

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Saturday, 08 September 2012 07:42

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The live stream for the UK National SUP Festival is available here.

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Wittering Charity Paddle Race Results 2012

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Friday, 03 August 2012 10:54

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The 8th Annual Wittering Charity Paddle Race organised by West Wittering Windsurf Club and Shoresurf Club held on Sunday 29th August has more than doubled the amount raised over 2011 for The Snowdrop Trust. This year we raised the entry fee a little this year to £15, and all of this amount was given to the Snowdrop Trust, which also helped raise the overall amount. 

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Mark Slater's Maritime Marathon in Brighton

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Friday, 20 July 2012 12:36

Paddle Round the Pier 2012

Mark Slater, one of the UK's top SUP paddlers recently complete in the 26 mile Paddle Round the Pier SUP Marathon in Brighton.  Mark talks us through the aciton.

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Extreme Academy BSUPA National Championships 2011

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Tuesday, 25 October 2011 19:18

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Report by Simon Bassett

The 2011 BSUPA National championships were held at the usual venue of Watergate Bay in Cornwall. This year the forecast was looking good at 2-3 foot on Saturday with light offshore winds and Sunday a increasing swell 3-5 feet with a better period. When we got there Saturday morning we weren't disappointed –the sun was out the the swell had arrived were set for a great weekend of paddle surfing.

50 competitors were divided up into heats of 4 or 5 and each had 15 minutes to cut some shapes on the wave face. A panel of 3 judges would then score each wave ridden the best two wave scores added to get maximum points.

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Danny Ching and Candice Appleby are Battle of the Paddle Winners 2011 - Full Results

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Monday, 26 September 2011 15:19

Danny Ching Wins Battle of the Paddle 2011

California's distance paddling king Danny Ching returned to the winner's podium at the Rainbow Sandals Gerry Lopez Battle of the Paddle, taking first in the 10-mile stand-up paddle (SUP) race. Dominant female paddler Candice Appleby (Hawaii), who took first in yesterday's women's Elite race, won the women's division. A total of 230 racers took part in today's distance race. There were more than 900 race entries over the course of the weekend.

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