Barcelona will host the kickoff to the 2015 European Cup. | Photo Courtesy: Waterman League
BARCELONA, Spain - In less than two weeks time, Barcelona will take center stage as it hosts the opening event of the 2015 Stand Up World Series. From the 26th - 28th June, Barceloneta Beach in downtown Barcelona will witness the prestigious opening of the 2015 World Series as the World's best gather for a groundbreaking weekend of racing, vital ranking points towards a World Championship Crown and $25,000 of prize-money.
After this first stop in Barcelona, the 2015 World Series will head to Brazil from the 14th - 16th August, before stopping in Japan from the 4th - 6th September. The Series will then head to the US Open of Stand Up Paddling in Huntington Beach California before returning home to Oahu's Fabled North Shore at Turtle Bay, for the World Series Finals.
A five event World Series from which athletes will be allowed one discard, meaning that their best four results will count towards their overall 2015 standings and their quest for a World Championship Title.
The condensed European Cup will see three stops in 2015 all ending with the unique Surf Expo event in Italy, from the 24th - 26th July. | Photo Courtesy: Waterman League
This year's European Cup has been condensed into a three event Series, starting in Barcelona in just under two weeks time, then heading North to Sieravuori, Finland from the 2nd - 4th July, before heading far south to Rome, Italy for the European Cup Final at Santa Severa Beach for the Surf Expo from the 24th - 26th July. There will be no discards, but ranking points will be awarded according to event stature, with Barcelona accruing the most points in the quest towards the European Cup Title.
With just under $50,000 at stake across the three event European Cup, a TV special and a compilation of video shorts from across the Series documenting athletes' quest for the Title, the European Cup will once again make its mark in the European Paddling Community and span from North to South across the European Continent.
Stay tuned as we build up to what will be a groundbreaking year for the World Championship Series at www.watermanleague.com
A reminder of World Tour & Series Schedules for 2015
Stand Up World Series Schedule:
Spain: 26th - 28th June
Brazilian Open: 14th - 16th August
Japan: 4th - 6th September
US Open: 2nd - 4th October
Hawaii: 16th - 18th October
European Cup Schedule:
Spain: 26th - 28th June
Finland: 2nd - 4th July
Italy: 24th - 26th July
Stand Up World Tour Schedule:
Hawaii: 6th - 18th February (Complete)
Tahiti: 31st May - 6th June (Complete)
Brazilian Open: 18th - 23rd August
US Open: 26th September - 1st October
France: 24th October - 1st November
Morocco: 7th - 14th November