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StandUp World Series Finale 2013 – News and Upadtes

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Tour Finale 2013
Turtle Bay
News and Updates

 

Follow us for the StandUp World Series Tour finale 2013 in Turtle Bay. Kai Lenny will have to put out his best to defend the title from his most fierce contender Connor Baxter who is currently in the lead. Last years runner-up Casper Steinfath is currently in third place but Zane Schweitzer is right behind him. Annabel Anderson will be crowned the womens worldchampion for the second time, but still wants to win this last leg of the tour against some strong Hawaiian competition.

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All the news will be consolidated right here including a live stream from the event.

Update Sunday 10.13.2013 (5.30pm)

The unbelievable has happened: Kai Lenny wins the overall title of the StandUp World Series. All Connor Baxter needed was a 5th or better to secure the title. Unfortunately he was not to accomplish that in the very last race for the year. He fell off the board in the white water in the very first round in the final heat. Kai Lenny managed to navigate through the waves and white water but some how Connor got stuck in the back and was not able to recover from his early fall. Paddling over two rounds in this sprint race, Kai was able to maintain his lead into the first round followed by Jake Jensen, Casper Steinfath and Artur Arutkin an Mo Freitas. Then a solid set showed up in at the buoy turn and Kai was on the wave but took a solid beating loosing his paddle. It looked like he was not going to make it and the field started to catch up with him, when the second wave took everybody else out as well.  So it was Arthur Arutkin with a luck wave catching up to Kai and they both raced to the finish line. Then Jake Jensen and Caspar Stainfath followed with Mo Freitas behind and finally Connor came in as seventh.

We are going to hear more at tonight’s awards ceremony, and will be back with more news and pictures soon.

Update Sunday 10.13.2013 (9.10am)

Another glassy day at Turtle Bay, conditions look like a repeat from yesterday. Today’s sprint race will be interesting: Kai needs to finish 4 ranks ahead for Connor Baxter in order to win the overall title. The waves are rather small and inconsistent today, so the contenders will have to relay on their muscle power rather than on the waves. Live broadcast starts at 12.00 Hawaiian Time.

 

Update Saturday 10.12.2013

Top Ten Men:
1. Jake Jensen
2. Andrew Logreco
3. Connor Baxter
4. Kai Lenny
5. Paul Jackson
6. Riggs Napoleon
7. Kody Kerbox
8. Casper Steinfath
9. Zane Schweitzer
10. Kaeo Abbey

Top Four Women:

1. Mariko Strickland
2. Angela Jackson
3. Olivia Piana
4. Halie Harrison

Update Saturday 10.12.2013 (10.15am/HST)

Conditions are glassy, surf in the 2foot range. Winds: variable. Going to be a long and sweaty race today. Stay tuned for live broadcast and pictures via Facebook and Instagram

Race starts at 12.00 (HST) 3.00PM (CPT) 0.00 Midnight in Europe

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Update Friday 10.11.2013

Complete schedule of events:

Friday 11th October

4.30pm: Athlete General Meeting, Surfer the Bar, Turtle Bay
5.30pm: Registration and welcome drink at Surfer the Bar, Turtle Bay
6.30pm: Event presentation and Q&A with the World’s Best, Surfer the Bar, Turtle Bay

Saturday 12th October

10am – 12pm: Check in and late registration for the Long DIstance Race at event site by the Pool
12.15pm: Opening Pule and Athlete Briefing
1pm: Start for the Long Distance at Turtle Bay
2.30 – 4pm: Arrival at Ali’i Beach Park, Haleiwa
6.30pm: Screening of highlights from the 2013 Stand up World Series

Sunday 13th October

8.30am: Check in fo Na Kama Kai Youth event
9am – 11am: Na Kama Kai Youth event
11.30am: Briefing for the World Series Sprints
12pm: World Series Sprint Racing starts
5.30pm: Pacifico Happy Hour at Kuilima Point
6pm: World Series Awards & Year End Closing Banquet at Kuilima Point with live music & dance

Update Thursday 10.10.2013

Connor Baxter and Kai Lenny
As anticipated, it is a fight to the finish here on the Stand Up World Series, with the World Title calculated from athletes’ top 3 results making up for 70% of the result, and this prestigious Finals, the final 30%. This means that Current World #1, Connor Baxter (Starboard) will be wearing the yellow jersey this weekend, but will once again face his arch rival Kai Lenny (Naish) for the last time this year, as the two will once again go head to head and battle to the finish. These two athletes have dominated the World Series in 2013 and it has become a battle of the ages to get to this point, as both have notched up strong results throughout the year. However, Connor does have the edge coming into the Finals, as he managed to secure 3 bullet wins for his counting results, giving him the highest points possible towards the overall result, having won both long distance and sprint racing at all 3 of these counting events. Kai had one bullet win in Hamburg, and two results with a 2nd and a 1st counting towards his scorecard, so will need to put it all on the line this weekend to secure the Title. Here are the exact scenarios:

– If Connor wins the World Series Final, he is the 2013 World Champion
– If Kai wins and Connor gets a 2nd and a 2nd, Connor is the 2013 World Champion
– If Kai wins the World Series Final with a bullet win (both sprint & long distance), Kai will win the World Title if Connor gets a 2nd and a 3rd or worse in the 2 disciplines
– The scenarios keep changing depending on their respective results in both Sprint and Long distance Races

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