Stand Up World Series to make history in Asia this April13/03/2012
After a dramatic opening event at the Namotu World Paddle Challenge in Fiji at the end of 2011, the Stand Up World Racing Series will kick off its first event of 2012 in style, in the magnificent town of San Jose in the Philippines, for the CamSur World Paddle Challenge. Running from the 19th to the 22nd April, this Prime World Series event will see the very best Stand Up Paddle Racers in the world battle it out for vital World Series points at the first Major World Championship Stand Up Paddle event to ever take place in Asia.
The CamSur World Paddle Challenge to set the standard
The CamSur World Paddle Challenge will be the next major step for the Stand Up World Series in 2012, featuring its trademark sprint racing elimination format and a long distance challenge that will complete the World Series program. This will be the first Prime event of the season featuring the $20,000 prize purse and will set the standard for the year to come as athletes will battle it out for the glory, the points and the cash.
CamSur - ideal destination for SUP
The event will also feature the now well celebrated Na Kama Kai kids clinic, providing a unique opportunity to the local kids in San Jose to benefit from an unforgettable experience in the company of the World’s best Stand Up Paddlers, an example set by Founder of Na Kama Kai Duane DeSoto with his ongoing efforts in Hawaii and beyond. With its world renowned cable park, CamSur has already established itself as a focal point for watersports in Asia. Now, it will be able to showcase itself as an ideal destination for Stand Up Paddling of all kinds, from high performance racing, to touring and recreation in the truly magnificent surroundings that this location provides. Athletes will be staying in paradise at the beautiful waterside accomodations, with access to the water wonderland that surrounds them.
The Stand Up World Series will visit 10 countries in 2012
From Cities such as Chicago and Copenhagen, to holiday hotspots such as Ile d’Oleron in France and Namotu in Fiji to world class and well renowned downwind runs such as the Maliko Gulch to Kahului Harbor in Maui and the Na Pali Race in Kauai, not forgetting the Grand Slam surf and race events in Surf City USA, La Torche and Brazil, the Stand Up World Series has something for everyone, and provides a dynamic professional racing platform that will test the complete athlete, from sprinter to long distance expert and from surfer to flat water paddler. It will also take the incredible sport of Stand Up Paddling to places it has never been before, opening up new markets and spurring new interest in the sport with entry level participation at all events.
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