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  • Ryan James Wins Largest SUP Event in the UK – River Dart Challenge.

    Starboard’s International Paddler, Ryan James of the UK, takes on the best of the best in the UK’s largest and most prestigious event – the River Dart Challenge. Out of 98 paddlers, Ryan came in first in the 14’ division. The race, a 10 mile journey, took place on the River Dart from Totnes to Dartmouth. Congratulations Ryan James and best of luck the rest of the racing...

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  • Connor Baxter Wins All Stars Sprint Race in Abu Dhabi

    From Waterman League: Connor Baxter (Starboard) storms to victory in the Abu Dhabi All Stars Sprints amidst a star studded field of athletes. The morning dawned with 35 knot winds and sand filled skies as the picture perfect blue skies of the past days turned dark with the sand in the air making for a new challenge for the assembled racers. Current World Series Ratings leader Connor Baxter...

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  • Zane Schweitzer: Abu Dhabi Overall Champion and Connor Baxter Winner in Sprint Race Event.

    Congratulations to Team Starboard as they went to the Middle East and dominated the wave pool and the racing course. Over 3 days we all got to witness history in the making with the first ever Tour stop in the Middle East. This could easily change surfing as we know it and no longer do we need big oceans, shore breaks, reef breaks or do we have to wait on the next big swell to come in… As...

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  • Moritz Mauch Winner in Canarian/Spanish Race and SUP Championship

    Congratulations to International Team Rider Moritz Mauch for his 1st place finish in the Sprint portion of the Canarian/Spanish Race Championship and for his 1st place finish in the SUP Surf Canarian Championship. The race event took place 23rd of March in the South of Fuerteventura, it was the first race event on the canaries and in total 13 competitors took part. The conditions where really...

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  • Benoit Carpentier Joins Starboard

    photographer : John Carter Benoit Carpentier Signs with Starboard Benoit Carpentier DOB: 15/02/1996 Starboard is pleased to announce that Benoit Carpentier of Brest, France will join the 2013 International SUP Dream Team. Coming off a competitive 2012 season (7th overall on the Stand Up World Tour), the young Frenchman will look to take his skills to the next level by riding Starboard’s...

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  • Connor Baxter Wins in Chile!

    Congratulations to Starboard’s Connor Baxter for winning the first leg of the Stand Up World Series Race (Aragas Magallanes Paddle Challenge ) in Patagonia, Chile. This location might prove to be one of the most scenic stops of the 2014 Series and from evidence of the results, it was just the start of what will surely be a fiercely competitive race series. On day 1 Connor came in second of...

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  • Starboard’s Dylan Frick and Brigette van Aswegen Win Naish Downwind Series

    Congratulations to both Dylan Frick, The Undisputed King of Cape Town Downwinders and to Brigette van Aswegen, for winning the South Africa Naish Downwind Series. Dylan is just coming off a big 3rd place finish at the ISA World SUP Championships in the men’s technical race and he returned home to seize the Gold in the downwind series. He led the pace for the entire race and was 5% faster...

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  • Zane Schweitzer and Vanina Walsh Win in Punta Sayulita

    Some of our top Starboard Riders descended upon Punta Sayulita, Mexico for what they call “one of the most fun, family events of the year.” Zane Schweitzer (USA) was there along with 2013 ISA Gold Medalist Sean Poynter (USA), Giorgio Gomez (USA), Izzy Gomez (USA) Shelby and Matty Schweitzer (USA), and Mrs. Moe Yasu (Japan), who came in 5th in the women’s elite race. Zane...

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  • NZ NATIONAL SUP FESTIVAL 2013

    Photographer : Georgia Schofield We’ve all been hearing NZ’s only professional stand up paddler, Annabel Anderson, wax lyrical for a couple of years now about how amazing her off-season training grounds are back home. With up to four competitive SUP events a week in the North Island alone, it is tough training, so the idea of testing NZ paddlers against some of the world’s best...

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  • Sean Poynter Wins Gold!

    Australia was all over the podium in Peru at the ISA World Championships, but Sean Poynter stole the spotlight by returning to Peru after a 3rd place finish in 2012. photographer : Risa Mara Machuca With one goal in mind and representing the United States, Sean led the 3 member team to a Gold Medal Finish. He was SUP Surfing really well all week and it was only fitting that he won the last heat...

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