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Live, Love, and Laugh in Bellingham

Paul Akers shares this video showing his love of his home town, Bellingham, Washington. Included are a Br’er Rabbit Concert at Boulevard Park, kite flying at Zuanich Park, whale watching on the Island Caper (Island Mariner Whale Watching Cruises), with friends on Toad Lake, and hiking to Park Butte Lookout.

Background music provided by Br’er Rabbit…Salt Flats from their The Wild North album. For more information on their music, visit their website.

Paul used his DJI’s Phantom 2 Vision+ to capture many clips from the air and FastCap’s FastCam (Action Camera) and iPole for the ground shots. For more information on DJI’s Phantom 2 Vision+, visit their website. For more information on FastCap’s FastCam, visit our website. For more information on FastCap’s iPole, visit our website.

For more information Island Mariner Whale Watching Cruises, visit their website.

Shonan Chigasaki Pro

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The Waterman League is proud to announce its entry to Asia, with the Shonan Chigasaki Pro, taking place in the beautiful coastal town of Chigasaki in Japan.

About an hour outside of Tokyo, Chigasaki is one of Japan’s more iconic Surf towns and will play host to this special edition World Challenger Series Race, with $20,000 prize-money and offering a truly unique experience for all the athletes, both visiting and local.

With a thriving SUP market developing in Japan, we are expecting record attendance for this dramatic first step in Asia, as we build towards a bright future for the World Series in Japan.

The event page with all athlete info, travel details, accommodation, transfers and much more will go live by early next week at www.watermanleague.com.

Big Winds

Who doesn’t like a name like that!!!  Well, if you are in Hood River, OR (or White Salmon, WA), stop by and check the out.  And stock up on Puka Patches!!!

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207 Front Street
Hood River OR 97031
541-386-6086

http://www.bigwinds.com/

Store Hours: 8:30AM – 6:00PM every day

Turtle Bay steps up to become Official Resort of the Stand Up World Tour & Series

TurtleBayResortIn a multi year commitment, Turtle Bay Resort has stepped up to become an Official Tour & Series Partner and establish itself not only as the Headquarters to the Waterman League, but also the Official Resort of both the Stand Up World Tour and Stand Up World Series.

“Turtle Bay is proud to be showcased around the world as the official home of the Waterman League and hosting two of the premier Stand Up Paddle board events annually. Oahu’s fabled North Shore is a mecca for waterman and we look forward to working with the Waterman League to showcase our amazing setting to waterman and women around the world”. Skip Taylor, Experience Creator of Turtle Bay & Replay Resorts.

Next up at Turtle Bay will be the prestigious and climactic World Series Finals, taking place from the 10th – 12th October 2014. Make sure to stay tuned as the Stand Up World Series unfolds towards its conclusion on Oahu’s Fabled North Shore.

Surf Expo

The final stop of the European Cup will see athletes head south once again, this time to the outskirts of Rome in Italy. Santa Severa Beach and its well established Surf Expo will play host to the $10,000 5th and final stop of the 2014 European Cup, as an anticipated 30,000 people will pass through this event over the weekend (25th – 27th July) and a festive atmosphere will celebrate the close of what has already been a phenomenal run of events on the European Cup.

Camp David World Cup

Next up is Fehmarn Germany for the Camp David World Cup of SUP, stop number 3 of both the 2014 Stand Up World Series, but also the European Cup. With a new location this year and boasting $25,000 of prize-money, all eyes will be on Fehmarn from the 18th – 20th July as we will see if Connor Baxter (Starboard) and Angie Jackson (Fanatic) can maintain their ratings leads amidst the ever increasing competition. Once again, all entry and event information is available on theEuropean Cup page.

Amazing Surf Shots

Getting tossed around by shorebreak and slammed into the sand day after day is a rough go; Clark Little wouldn’t have it any other way. Watch is incredible video.

Aerial Tour of FastCap

Paul Akers does a quick aerial tour of the new FastCap facility using DJI’s Phantom 2 Vision+. For more information on FastCap, visit our website.

For more information on DJI’s Phantom 2 Vision+, visit their website.

Happy Birthday America!

Paul Akers shares the video he took of the Bellingham, Washington Fireworks display, using his DJI’s Phantom 2 Vision+ to capture them from the air. Happy Birthday America!

For more information on he Phantom 2 Vision+, visit our website.

Zane Schweitzer makes it two from two

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Zane Schweitzer makes it two from two on the European Cup, winning Oleron & Bilbao. Zane Schweitzer (Starboard) puts on another stellar performance today to secure another win here at Stop 2 of the European Cup presented by Starboard: the Oleron Island Paddle Challenge. With a 3rd place in the Long distance race yesterday, Zane stepped up on Day 2 of the event to secure a win in the sprint racing, duplicating his results from Bilbao and notching up another well deserved victory.

What is interesting to note here is that in Bilbao, it was in the Long Distance that Zane was able to win, finishing in 3rd in the sprint racing, whereas here in Oleron, it was the other way around, even with the Open Ocean Conditions. What it does show is that Zane has been training hard and that has proved himself not only to be one of the best of the best, but a phenomenal all rounder.

Zane is now leading the European Cup ratings and will benefit from a real boost in confidence as the World Series will pick back up in Fehmarn, Germany next month.

Make sure to check out the highlights from both days of action in Oleron on the video section of the home page at www.watermanleague.com