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The European Cup will provide a prestigious Title for the Sport of Stand Up Paddling, as the World’s best paddlers congregate in Europe for a dynamic Series of events spanning Europe during June and July.
This Series is open to everyone, from Elite to entry level paddlers, as well as our Na Kama Kai Youth Racing component: there will be short distance courses and open Sprint Racing to complement the Full Long Distance and World Series Sprints, providing a complete program of racing with something for everyone.
Beyond the Cup Title itself, this unique Series of events will also crown a Men’s and Women’s European Champion (the leading European athlete from across the European Cup Series), providing even more prestige and impact from this collection of World Class events.
Results will be based on the 5 events, with athletes able to discard their two worst results in the creation of an overall leaderboard. The European Cup will maintain the World Series points system in the classification of results.
Remember, the Fehmarn SUP World Cup in Germany is one of the 6 Official World Series events that will count towards the overall World Rankings in 2014.
Men & Women Winners of the European Cup will earn a 4 night stay at Turtle Bay for the prestigious World Championship Finals, amongst other exciting awards.
For more on the European Cup, please go to: http://watermanleague.com/events/2014-european-cup
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Entries are now open for all of the events on the European Cup Series, so make sure to reserve your place for an unforgettable journey across Europe in 2014. Here are the respective links:
Bilbao, Basque Country of Spain: 6th – 8th June
Oleron Island, France (entries to open Monday 19th May): 13th – 15th June
Sieravuori, Finland: 3rd – 5th July
Fehmarn, Germany: 18th – 20th July
Roma, Italy: 25th – 27th July
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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.
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Stay tuned for the Official Release on the US Trilogy of the 2014 Stand Up World Series coming next week, with 2 mainland Stops through August and September, culminating in the prestigious World Championship Finals at Turtle Bay on Oahu’s Fabled North Shore in October.
Remember also that the Huntington Beach Pro will once again be a Grand Slam event, featuring both World Tour Surfing and World Series Racing like in Abu Dhabi and Brazil.
In the meantime take a look back at the Huntington Beach Pro Grand Slam from last year that saw epic Surfing and one of the most dramatic Race Courses of the Season, as Jake Jensen (Fanatic) from Australia came out of the shadows and asserted his presence on the 2014 Stand up World Series, and Kai Lenny (Naish) demonstrated his overall ability, winning the Grand Slam Title: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WO3r3dBaaQ
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Stay tuned for the Official Announcement about Stop #4 on the 2014 Stand Up World Tour that has become this year’s Location X. The Official Announcement is expected by next Friday 23rd May, with a projected event date of the 29th August – 5th September.
So save the date and stay tuned as we build up to what will be an epic next chapter of the 2014 Stand up World Tour.
In the meantime, make sure to check out the Recap from the 2014 Abu Dhabi All Stars to take a look at next level Surfing here on the Stand up World Tour and a glimpse of who we should look out for as we embark on the second half of the 2014 Stand up World Tour: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nLu3SoULk0