Hawaii's World Tour Opener Draws Record Viewing

Photo: Brian Bielmann Photo: Brian Bielmann

OAHU, Hawaii - Sunset Beach and Turtle Bay register over 2.8 million minutes watched and 270,000 unique views, as the fan base for the sport grows and the Waterman League steps up its live broadcast reach and impact.

With challenging weather that delivered a wide array of conditions, Stop 1 of the Stand Up World Tour saw phenomenal events and impressive results, as Caroline Angibaud took her first World Tour victory in the women's and current World Champion Kai Lenny (Naish) secured his 4th Sunset Beach Pro Title, kicking off their respective World Title campaigns for 2015.

Catch up on all the news and action from the Stand Up World Tour Sunset Beach Pro and Turtle Bay pro and see the full results as well as galleries and much more from the 2015 Hawaii World Tour Opener at www.watermanleague.com

brasil wontest 2Stand Up World Tour Update, as the World's best are set to head to Brazil next, then returning to Tahiti at the end of May. | Photo courtesy: Waterman League

With Stop #1 in Hawaii now complete, the world's best athletes' sights are now set on Brazil (with details to follow next week) for stop #2, as the action will heat up once again, and a now familiar rivalry will intensify with World #1 Kai Lenny (Naish) and #2 Caio Vaz (Art in Surf) battling it out on Caio's home turf.

Also watch closely for the young guns to make their presence felt, as Hawaii's Mo Freitas (Focus SUP) secured his first win on the World Tour in Brazil and is half Brazilian, not to mention the other rising star, Poenaiki Raioha (F-One), who will be excited to return home to Tahiti at the end of the May for the Sapinus Pro.

However, it is not only about the kids, as Justin Holland (Starboard) showed at Sunset, putting it all on rail and demonstrating some real power surfing to earn his place in the Final 4 at Stop 1. The talent runs deep here on the Stand Up World Tour, and with the most exciting line up of high profile events yet for the 2015 season, coupled with the most exciting line-up of World Class athletes, it will be a year to remember, as the World's best battle it out for the World Championship crown.

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Last modified onThursday, 05 March 2015 17:46

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