The Camp David World Cup of SUP to kick off next weekend in Fehmarn, Germany
Fehmarn, Germany will be the new host location of this year’s Camp David World Cup of SUP, stop number 3 of the 2014 Stand Up World Series and Stop 4 of the European Cup. This $25,000 World Series event will kick off next Friday 18th July, as the World’s best descend upon Northern Germany for an event to remember, as the World Series picks back up where it left off in Abu Dhabi back in April.
For an analysis of the Men’s fleet coming into this iconic event, please click on the following link: World Series Contenders
For an analysis of the Women’s fleet coming into the Camp David World Cup of SUP, please click on the following link: World Series Women Contenders
Entries are still open, so for those wanting to head up to what will be one of the most exciting events of the year, secure your spot and see more detailed event information at: watermanleague.com/events/2014-world-cup-germany
The SUP World Challenge at Santa Severa Beach in Rome to follow on the 25th July
Santa Severa Beach, just outside Italy’s Capital City Rome will play host to the Final Stop of the European Cup and providing a fitting finale to what has been an epic first year for the Cup.
Built into the Country’s unique Surf Expo right on the beach just outside Rome, this $10,000 Challenger event will bring all the action to Italy for the first time in the sport’s history, as we watch the final leg of the Cup go down and Cup Champions are crowned.
Make sure to reserve your place at this exciting ‘festival’ event as we celebrate the European Summer for the final stop of the European Cup in style. For entries, event info and much more go to: http://watermanleague.com/events/2014-european-cup
Shonan Chigasaki Pro to make waves with $20,000 prize-money & international draw
The Shonan Chigasaki Pro is destined to be one of the most exciting events of the year, as amongst the World’s best will make their way for the sport’s first major international event in Asia.
The venue will see 10s of 1000s of people flock to its shores to watch the World’s best in action just 1hr from Tokyo. With $20,000 at stake and an experience to remember, this unique Challenger Series event will make its mark on the World Series Calendar as Japan steps up to be counted.
Entries are open, so make sure to check out all the entry, travel and logistics information online at: http://watermanleague.com/events/2014-shonan-chigasaki-pro
We will also be exploring the country for a show to be distributed across our global TV partners, so watch this space as Japan opens its arms to the World of SUP.
Location X set to be announced next week with full travel and logistic information
The Location X event of the 2014 Stand Up World Tour is set to be announced next week, and is scheduled to take place prior to Stop 4 in Huntington Beach. Standby for full information for what will be an epic adventure for the World’s very best athletes on the Stand Up World Tour. Stay tuned to www.watermanleague.com
Check out this profile of one of the new stars on the World Tour & Series: Mo Freitas
As part of a new series of video profiles we will be putting out surrounding our athletes on both the Stand Up World Tour & Series, here is a glance into the life of the yong phenom, Mo Freitas (Focus SUP), from Haleiwa, Oahu.
Mo quite literally changed the game to some extent, when he came into the 2012 Ubatuba Pro with a new look stand up board shaped by legendary shaper Pat Rawson for Focus SUP. Needless to say, he won the event at just 15 years old. He is now just turning 17 and only goes from strength to strength.
As a leading force on the Stand Up World Tour, Mo is currently in 7th place overall in the World Rankings at the year midpoint, and is in 6th place overall on the World Race Series. As a result, Mo is currently 3rd overall across Surf and Racing, behind Zane Schweitzer (Starboard) in 2nd and Kai Lenny (Naish) in 1st – an impressive stat for an young athlete so young.