In 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.
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.
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.
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
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On Friday June 20, beachgoers and surf enthusiasts from around the world will come together to celebrate the Surfrider Foundation’s 10-Year Anniversary of International Surfing Day (#ISD14). The nonprofit organization, which is dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world’s oceans, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network, invites the public to save the date and take the day off work to join the fun!
Participation in International Surfing Day is free. Many of Surfrider’s chapters host a beach cleanup or an environmental project followed by a group paddle out, surf contest, yoga session, surf film or concert. With more than140 events taking place around the world, register for one near you today.