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Exciting Milestones achieved in the 1st quarter of 2013

Wednesday 17 April

Exciting Milestones achieved in the 1st quarter of 2013

As the Waterman League prepares for the first Grand Slam event (World Tour Surf and World Series Race) for 2013 and fourth event of the season, we wanted to take a look back at the exciting milestones reached and surpassed in just the first few months of the 2013 season:

2013 Event Milestones:

  • Another dramatic World Tour Opener at Sunset Beach that registered well in excess of 100,000 unique views and took competitive SUP Surfing to a whole new level
  • We launched the all new Women’s Stand Up World Tour at Turtle Bay in February
  • We took competitive SUP Racing to the Glaciers for a groundbreaking World Series race in Chile
  • We took competitive SUP Surfing & Racing to the Middle East for the Abu Dhabi All Stars
  • We produced the first event legitimate Wave Pool event for competitive surfing
  • We now head to Brazil next week for our 4th consecutive year and the biggest event yet
  • In 2013 we have events in 10 countries and participation from >18 nations


World Tour & Series events continue to progress the sport

2013 Prize-money Milestones:

  • By May 6, the Waterman League will have awarded $75,000 prize-money in a matter of 3 months
  • In Chile, we awarded the single highest prize-money pay out in Stand Up Paddling history: $9,000 (Connor Baxter: Winner of the Aragas Magallanes Paddle Challenge)
  • By the end of the year we will have awarded over $250,000 in prize-money across both properties


Waterman League Media makes waves on global networks

2013 Media Milestones:

  • Our Media registers with well over 120,000 unique visitors per event / month
  • We produce multi camera live web broadcasts from every World Tour & most World Series events
  • Our TV shows go out to the US, Hawaii, Australia, Brazil, Polynesia, Europe & beyond (>120 countries worldwide)
  • Record print magazine coverage forthcoming from all events, inclusive of mainstream media
  • We are now preparing for the launch of Immersed TV ( that will go live in conjunction with the event in Brazil next week and provide a library of all shows from the Stand Up World Tour & Series since the beginning back in 2009 – stay tuned to catch up on history in the making….



Brazil is coming up next: the Ubatuba Pro Grand Slam

Make sure to tune in live from the 27th April to the 5th May for the Ubatuba Pro Grand Slam, where we will once again see the world’s best battle it out at Itamambuca Beach for the World Tour surfing and in Ubatuba town itself for the World Series Racing, so stay tuned to



Updated Schedule & entry information for World Series

Ubatuba Pro Grand Slam – entries now open
Next up we have the Ubatuba Pro Grand Slam featuring the 2nd stop on the South American leg of the World Series in Brazil from the 27th – 28th April. Entries are still open: with your name, nationality, contact details and division entered.

Oleron Island Paddle Challenge – entries now open
We then return to the Island of Oleron in France for the Oleron Island Paddle Challenge from the 7th – 9th June. Entries are now open, so please go to: or visit the event facebook page at:

Bilbao Paddle Challenge – entries to open this week
The Bilbao World SUP Challenge organized in Bilbao (the Basque Country, Spain) will then run from the 21st – 23rd June and feature as one of the premier events on the World Series Calendar and featuring US$20,000 in prize-money. Official Entry information to be released this week, so stay tuned to and its facebook page

Hamburg World Cup of Stand Up Paddling – entries to open next week
There has been a date shift for the Hamburg event in Germany. It will now take place from the 16th – 18th August: official information and details on entries and more will follow next week, so stay tuned and its facebook page

Remaining World Series Events – stay tuned
More info to follow next week on Maui, Chicago (24th – 25th August), California (21st – 23rd September) and Turtle Bay Finals (11th – 13th October): so stay tuned and its facebook page


A big thank you to our Sponsors, Patrons and athletes

A big thank you goes out to all our event, Tour and Series Sponsors, our Industry Patrons and of course our incredible athletes that make the sport what it is today. We are excited about where we have got to and even more excited about where we are headed, so stay tuned and enjoy the ride.


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