Action looks likely to get underway in the morning for the Trials of the Sapinus Pro, presented by Air Tahiti Nui, featuring a strong field of local and international athletes that will hit the water as early as 7am. Stay tuned to www.facebook.com/standupworldtour for live updates and news from the first step of this spectacular event.
Stay tuned to www.sapinuspro.com for the latest news, updates and highlights from stop 3 of the Stand Up World Tour here in Tahiti. Now online, video updates from the pre event lead up and 1st two days of the 2012 Sapinus Pro presented by Air Tahiti Nui, featuring insights from the world’s best as tension mounts here in Tahiti. You will also find a small gallery of shots bringing the moments to life online at www.sapinuspro.com
A Na Kama Kai Youth Clinic was held today at La Pointe des Pecheurs providing the youth of Punaauia with the opportunity to hit the water with the world’s best.
Stand Up Paddle, swimming and environmental study workshops were held led by Na Kama Kai representative Robin Johnston (Mistral) from Hawaii and Patuariitea Laux, Air Tahiti Nui’s arts and craft ambassador and active community member.
Robin and Patu were joined by a gathering of the world’s best to make this day a memorable occasion for these kids on a beautiful Sunday in Tahiti. Stay tuned to www.sapinuspro.com for video highlights of this Na Kama Kai event in Tahiti.
The Trials athletes are the next up here at the Sapinus Pro presented by Air Tahiti Nui, as both local and international athletes warm up in the playful waves on offer at Sapinus this weekend. While the forecast is ever changing, good waves are forecast for the whole week and there are rumors of a giant swell later in the week, so stay tuned to www.sapinuspro.com
In a process that only becomes harder and harder, the wildcards have been chosen, featuring amongst Tahiti’s leading lights: from Patrice Chanzy who finished 2nd in 2011 here in Tahiti, legend Vetea David (Naish), who was quarterfinals finisher in 2011 and semis in 2010, to the Tahiti’s leading youth athletes Nainoa David and Poenaiki Raihoa (Naish), the first round that will feature the Top 8 from the Trials and the 8 wildcards is destined to be an intense match up to say the least.
The other wildcards are international athletes Kainoa Hauanio (Rogue) from Hawaii, Alex Salazar from Brazil, Serge Carabasse from Tahiti and Trials winner in 2011, Dorrence David.
We are proud to announce that Pacifico has come on board as the Official Beer for all US stops on the Stand Up World Surfing Tour and Stand Up World Racing Series.
With a rich heritage in surfing events and the surrounding beach culture, Pacifico represents an ideal fit for the lifestyle, the events and the moments that themselves create history.
Stay tuned for the new web series, ‘Pacifico Moments’, that will document the defining moments from both the events and the lifestyle, a series that will make history and bring this lifestyle and the sport to life. Stay tuned to both www.standupworldtour.com and www.standupworldseries.com for more info.
Go to www.standupworldseries.com to register for the upcoming World Series events in France (Oleron Stand Up Paddle Challenge), Chicago (World Paddle Challenge) and the Betsafe Paddle Challenge in Varberg, Sweden. More to follow at www.standupworldseries.com and for any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org