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The Abu Dhabi All Stars Grand Slam is back for its widely anticipated second edition: this time in an upgraded capacity, with full status World Surfing Tour and World Racing Series events, making a statement for the sport in this incredible country.
The action will get underway this weekend at Wadi Adventure Park in Al Ain, as the World Tour will take to the water in the wave pool on Sunday morning. Stay tuned for the live broadcast, updated schedule and much more from the Abu Dhabi All Stars right here: http://watermanleague.com/events/2014-abu-dhabi-all-stars-grand-slam
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The World Series will then make waves in the dramatic Yas Marina, below the famous Formula 1 track. WIth the long distance on Thursday 17th and Sprint Racing on Friday 18th April, as well as a 3km open race for both entry level and open paddlers, the scene is set for onbe of the most dramatic showdowns in the history of the World Series.
You can watch it all go down live at: http://watermanleague.com/events/2014-abu-dhabi-all-stars-grand-slam
Key names to watch out for in the Surfing World Tour at Wadi Adventure[lightbox full=”http://standupjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Key-names-to-watch-out-for-in-the-Surfing-World-Tour-at-Wadi-Adventure.jpg”][/lightbox] [divider]
The talent pool here at the Abu Dhabi All Stars is intense and as we saw in Brazil, the competition fierce.
Clearly Caio Vaz (Art in Surf) is coming off 2 straight wins and will be looking to continue his roll, something he is entirely capable of doing and Keahi de Aboitiz (JP Australia) has been on fire this year, really pushing the outer limits of the sport with his progressive surfing.
However, you can never count out Kai Lenny (Naish), who is here for redemption and make up for his performance in Brazil and get back on a roll, but also last year’s Abu Dhabi All Star Zane Schweitzer (Starboard) will be looking for a repeat win here in the UAE.
Beyond these talents, there are so many athletes looking for and capable of Gold here in Abu Dhabi that it is going to be a showdown like not other.
- Full field of talented Australians
- Packed Brazilian crew
- Strong US contingent
- Impressive Hawaii team
- French, European and Tahitian crew here to make a statement
Watch it all go down live starting this Sunday 13th April. Warm up and training will take place in the morning leading to the Main event by Midday with Men’s Round of 32. Join us at: http://watermanleague.com/events/2014-abu-dhabi-all-stars-grand-slam
In the Women’s division, the Top 10 are here to do battle for the All Star Title[lightbox full=”http://standupjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/In-the-Womens-division-the-Top-10-are-here-to-do-battle-for-the-All-Star-Title.jpg”][/lightbox] [divider]
In the women’s division it is equally as intense, with Current World Champion and ratings leader Nicole Pacelli looking to strengthen her position, but coming up against Brazil winner Izzi Gomez (Starboard), Candice Appleby, Aline Adisaka (New Advance), Iballa Moreno (Starboard), Sophia Bartlow and many more serious talents on the Stand up World Tour.
What’s more, it has become a seriously international affair, with athletes from the US, Hawaii, Australia, France and Spain arriving to do battle for the All Stars Title.
This will be a showdown not to miss, as the girls put it all on the line here at the Abu Dhabi All Stars, for the Stand Up World Tour at Wadi Adventure Park. Make sure to join us live from Sunday through Tuesday at: http://watermanleague.com/events/2014-abu-dhabi-all-stars-grand-slam
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More to come on Stop number 2 of the 2014 Stand Up World Series as the World’s best congregate at Yas Marina for the next installment of World Series action, that will come to you live at: http://watermanleague.com/events/2014-abu-dhabi-all-stars-grand-slam
With a dramatic sprint and long distance course, that will test the international athletes to the max (and that will be be published online this weekend), followed by a Relay day and Na Kama kai Youth event at Abu Dhabi Sailing and Yacht Club on the 19th, the action will be non stop here in the UAE, as history is once again made. Stay tuned to: http://watermanleague.com/events/2014-abu-dhabi-all-stars-grand-slam
A big thank you to all our partners of the 2014 Abu Dhabi All Stars[divider] [lightbox full=”http://standupjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/A-big-thank-you-to-all-our-partners-of-the-2014-Abu-Dhabi-All-Stars.jpg”][/lightbox] [divider]
A big thank you goes out to our principal supporter of the 2014 Abu Dhani All Stars, the Abu Dhabi Sailing and Yacht Club, in conjunction with the ESSA and the Abu Dhabi Sports Council.
A big thank you also to our hosts at Wadi Adventure and Yas Marina, but also One to One Hotels in Al Ain and the Rotana and Centro hotels in Yas Marina. And finally, Emirates Airlines, connecting the UAE to the world.
A more personal thank you to His Highness, Sheikh Ahmed Bin Hamdan Al Nahyan for his gracious support, but also Tim Deif-Abdelrazek, Ryley Heffernan and Reinier d’Arnaud.
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