Stand Up Paddle Event Reviews

Windfest, Poole September 10th & 11th 2011

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Sunday, 18 September 2011 07:18

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The weather forecast claimed there would be gales and storms were on the way, so it was looking like it could be a windy weekend, great for windsurfing and kitesurfing, but what about SUP?

Saturday morning, dark skies and winds from the South West would make it an interesting paddle but by circumnavigating Brownsea Island in an anti-clockwise, which would give shelter from the wind for part of course, the BSUPA Round Brownsea Island race was on.

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Travis Grant and Candice Appleby win Battle of the Paddle Hawaii

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Sunday, 15 May 2011 08:31

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WAIKIKI, HAWAII - (May 14, 2010) -- Australian Travis Grant turned the tables on good friend and long-time paddling partner Danny Ching (USA) today in the Elite race of the $25,000 Rainbow Sandals Gerry Lopez Battle of the Paddle, presented by Quiksilver Waterman Collection, held at Duke Kahanamoku Beach. The women's division was claimed by Honolulu's Candice Appleby - her third elite Battle victory in as many years.

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Remi Quique wins the 2011 SUP contest, Dakhla Festival

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Thursday, 03 March 2011 16:11
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Matt Argyle & Steve Palier reports: The Dakhla Stand Up Paddle Surfing contest, held in Western Sahara, was started right after the shortboard contest on February 26th 2011, the contest was held in perfect conditions at Foum Labouir. Long and hollow waves, breaking at a good five feet with a light sideshore wind.

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Extreme Academy & BSUPA 2010 Series Finals 16th-17th October

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Tuesday, 26 October 2010 06:00

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Watergate Bay played host to the 2010 Extreme Academy / British Stand Up Paddle Association Series Finals.

With its golden sands, clear ocean blue swells and its natural amphitheatre shape, it is clear why Watergate Bay is the perfect venue for so many ocean sports, including the sport of stand up paddle boarding. The main competitions to be run over the weekend would be Surf and Distance. Over the season there had been three rounds of distance racing completed, but no surf to date. This being the case it meant that a national title for surf would be won or lost by this, the deciding competition of the year.

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Battle of the Paddle 2010 Dana Point

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Monday, 04 October 2010 12:44

battle of the paddle 2010 resultsThe biggest event in the stand up paddle race calendar was held on 2nd-3rd October at Dana Point, California. It is of course the Battle of the Paddle 2010. So what happened - read all about it here and watch the video.

It was a Danny Ching repeat at the Rainbow Sandals Gerry Lopez Battle of the Paddle California, Presented by Quiksilver Waterman Collection, as the Redondo Beach paddling powerhouse took out today's 10-mile distance race. Ching added another $1,100 to his weekend wallet, and his fourth Battle of the Paddle title for 2010 after claiming both the elite and distance stand up paddle (SUP) races this weekend, and in Hawaii back in June.

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Stand Up World Tour - Anglet, France

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Thursday, 13 May 2010 05:32

stand up world tourDespite struggling with conditions that have gone from pretty classic to completely flat the Stand Up World Tour, in Anglet, France, now has announced the trialists that have made it through the surfing heats and have got into the second round of the main event.

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Hamburg Stand Up Paddle World Cup

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Tuesday, 25 August 2009 08:12
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UK Women's champion Claire Blacklock was invited to take part in the Jever Hamburg SUP World Cup in July 2009, she now reflects on the experience.

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Paddle Round the Pier 2009

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Tuesday, 07 July 2009 17:06
Elliot Dudley approaching the finish line

Elliot Dudley was in blistering form at this years paddle round the pier in Brighton 0n 4th & 5th July. Following his success in the BSUPA round 2 distance race at Gwithian in June Elliot made the 20 mile race (10 miles upwind and 10 miles downwind) look easy.

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