Posted on June 07 2016
The first tournament of the biggest and exciting 6-stop Stand Up World Series kicked off to a thrilling start in Japan! The best paddlers from across the world descended on the Kanagawa Prefecture, Zushi beach to compete against one another in their quest to win the championship title.
Thousands of enthusiastic spectators flocked the beach to watch this action-packed paddle racing. Though the weather conditions were in favor of the paddlers, this 500-meter elite sprint race was tough, to say the least.
Danish paddler Casper Steinfath claimed the winning title by edging out world’s best paddlers – Kai Lenny and Mo Freitas. It was Casper’s first ever World Series win, although the sprinter came close to winning on several occasions.
On the women’s side, Aussie champ Angie Jackson clinched the sprint event. Angie’s win also gave a major boost to ‘One’, a surfing boards brand company, which she co-owns with her husband Paul.
This 6-event series will span across the globe through Hamburg – Germany, Barcelona – Spain, Toronto – Canada and S. California – USA to conclude in the World Championship Title at Turtle Bay – Hawaii in October. From pumping surf to flat water bodies, the Waterman League Stand Up World Series will boast it all.
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