Races in France and Chicago up next on the Stand Up World Series

Thursday 7 June

The Oleron Stand Up Paddle Challenge, France is up next

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The Oleron Stand Up Paddle Challenge will take place in France from the 22nd – 24th June 2012. It will be a 4 Star event boasting $10,000 in prize-money and feature some of Europe’s and the world’s best battling it out for the cash and the vital ranking points towards their overall World Series Ranking.

The weekend of racing will feature the infamous long distance race passing some of the most impressive landmarks in France’s history, but also challenging the athlete’s endurance and skill. The sprint race will feature the World Series elimination format, providing a great contrast to the long distance endurance race. Then there will be some fun free surf expression sessions to complete a full weekend of fun in what is one of the most beautiful corners of France – an event not to be missed.

Last entries should go to: https://register.standupworldseries.com/event to register now, and for more information on the event itself, go to www.standupworldseries.com and www.facebook.com/standupworldseries, but also www.facebook.com/OleronSUPChallenge

The Oleron Stand Up Paddle Challenge is brought to you by Starboard, Maui Jim, Oxbow and MyGeoLive, as well as being supported by the beautiful Island of Oleron and surrounding Region.


Chicago World Paddle Challenge to run from 6/30 – 7/02

Sponsor of the US stops on the Stand Up World Series, Pacifico is proud to bring you the Chicago World Paddle Challenge, presented by Starboard and in association with Maui Jim.

This groundbreaking event in the heart of the mid west and the city of Chicago itself will bring the world’s best and open the floodgates to paddlers both nationally and internationally for what will be without doubt an event to remember.

Starting with a Na Kama Kai youth Clinic on the Saturday afternoon (30th June), the main event will kick off on the Sunday (1st July) with the World Series Sprints, while the long distance race will take place on the Monday (2nd July).

The W Hotel are offering special rates for competitors, as well as transportation options to the beach and will be hosting both opening and closing ceremonies. Castaways, right at North Avenue Beach will be hosting the Sunday night live music and celebrations.

Go to chicago.standupworldseries.com for more information and click here to register

The Pacifico Stand Up World Series stop here in Chicago is presented by Starboard and in association with Maui Jim, with support from the W Hotel, Castaways and Great Lakes Board Company.


The Betsafe Paddle Challenge in Sweden to make history

Following just 2 weeks after the Chicago World Paddle Challenge, the World Series heads over to Sweden for its Scandinavian leg on the 2012 Series. Held in the picturesque town of Varberg, the Betsafe Paddle Challenge will provide a full weekend of racing featuring both long distance and sprint racing.

For more information, please go to www.standupworldseries.com and for all Swedish information, to www.sup.se. For entries, please go to: https://register.standupworldseries.com/event


Stay tuned to win a trip to Turtle Bay for the Finals

Stay tuned to www.standupworldseries.com and www.turtlebaysurf.com for a chance to win a trip to Hawaii to stay at the magnificent Turtle Bay Resort, positioned right at the heart of Oahu’s North Shore.

As home to the Waterman League and both the Stand Up World Tour and Series, Turtle Bay offers an unmatched position for Ocean Sports of all forms, and the ideal arena for this climactic World Championship Finals in October (from the 12th – 14th).

More information on this contest will be released shortly and will be run in conjunction with all World Series events leading up to the Finals in October, so stay tuned….


Official World Rankings to go live in advance of Oleron

Official World Rankings so far on the 2012 Stand Up World Series will go live this week atwww.standupworldseries.com, as riders top 3 results across the series will count towards their overall ranking for 2012 and their qualification for the prestigious World Championship Finals at Turtle Bay in October.

So stay tuned as the World Title race plays out for the first year of the Stand Up World Series as history is made and it all returns to Hawaii for the climactic close of the season.

Here are the remaining stops in the 2012 Season:

  1. France: Ile d’Oleron: 22nd-24th June (4 Star)
  2. Chicago World Paddle Challenge: June 30th – July 2nd (Prime)
  3. Sweden: 14th – 15th July (3 Star)
  4. Oahu: 11th – 12th August (3 Star)
  5. Brazil Grand Slam: 25th – 26th August (status tbc)
  6. Florida: 8th – 9th September (Prime)
  7. Tahoe World Paddle Challenge: 15th – 16th September (Prime)
  8. Huntington Beach Pro Grand Slam, California: 2nd – 8th October (Prime)
  9. Oahu: World Championship Finals: 12th – 14th October

Stay tuned to www.standupworldseries.com for previews, highlights news and more, as well aswww.facebook.com/standupworldseries


A big Mahalo to the Patrons of the Stand Up World Series


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