The best SUP wave riders in the world were pretty spoiled by
mother nature in the last few days, with some big swells hitting
Link naar video reports hier: http://www.youtube.com/user/TheWatermanLeague?feature=watch
The contest went throught the first few tours already
and some names are already starting to stand out with some pretty
high scores: Dave Muir, Kai Lenny, Keahi de Aboitiz, Bonga Perkins,
Ian Vaz, Robin Johnston, Ikaika Kalama, Kala Alexander and the very
surprising Casper Steinfath will have gotten the best scores in the first
round and the event winner might very well be amongst these names!
But we could have a surprise: the australian Beau Nixon and Justin Holland,
as well as Mo Freitas and the legend Aaron Napoleon also made a great
impression on Staurday.
The contest is on hold for now, waiting for better conditions. Next call will be
at 7 am on Tuesday morning, but the organizers are looking more into Wednesday
morning, as a new swell should fill in. Stay tuned!
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Epic Day at Makaha, Hawaii. 8 -12ft+. Paddle boarders competing at the Quicksilver Standup Paddle competition.
When you think of the Mediterranean, it's not often you think of a solid 7 foot, meaty swell rolling in! So when Julien Taboulet of Naish Stand up paddle saw the outside wave bouys hitting 6.9m, he didn't hesitate to grab a little 8'5" Hokua and hit the beach. We're thankful he did!
These are great photos, and it just goes to show how far the sport of stand up paddling has come since it hit the big time a few years ago. Can you imaging if these images popped up in 2005? The surfing world would have gone nuts with questions about who on earth this guy was out in such big waves, with a tiny little board and a canoe paddle in his hands. Now, the sport is instantly recognisable and fast becoming a household name.
Here's what Julien had to say about the day:
”Sometimes, the Mediterranean sea can be on fire, Argeles Sur Mer is a nice village close to the spanish border, 30km down to Leucate. The outside buoy had registred 6,9M swell max this day, with 10 second of period!!!! Naish Hokua 8’5, small quad, that was a good ride…;)"
Check out the Naish Facebook page for more pics!
This film was made out of a few shots taken from the shore at Curral Joul on Sal, Cabo Verde.
Music: Sigur Ros
Rider: Kai Lenny of Naish International
Check de video hieronder...
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