Seine River: great for Stand Up Paddle

The first stop of the 2011 Naish SUP Tour will be held in the Seine Rivers, Paris, France.

Can you imagine 100 stand up paddleboarders cruising down the French capital?

The Paris Crossing will take place during the Paris Boat Show and it will be a 10 km race across the Seine.

All participants will be equipped with GPS trackers and their journey will be followed online.

Winners of this thrilling challenge will receive tickets to Hawaii, to compete in the annual Naish Paddle Championship on Maui.


Tim Boal: he has an anglophone name

Tim Boal (Anglet, FRA) 27, won the Islas Canarias Ocean & Earth Pro over rookie goofy-footer Jesse Mendes (Guarujà, BRA) 17, in a closely fought out 35-minute final at the right-hand point break, El Confital. The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) sanctioned event witnessed an intense final day with Boal dominating his three heat performances to claim the 2010 title.

Lines in the 3-4ft (1.0m) range wrapped along the reef during the high tide mark offering fun conditions for the final day of competition. The famous barrels that El Confital is famous for did not produce themselves during the finals however it was worth waiting for the improved swell as the strong field ripped to pieces the long right-hand waves.

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Jay Moriarity: time to fly | Photo by Vern Fisher

The HMB Surf Group Inc., which consists of a group of Maverick’s competitors, community members, long-time event coordinators and sponsors, today announced the official competitor lineup for the inaugural "The Jay at Maverick's Big Wave Invitational.”

The 24 invitees consist of surfers from all over California – including several locals – as well as Hawaii, Florida and other parts of the world. Also making the cut is nine-time ASP World Champion Kelly Slater who just a week ago confirmed his interest in returning to Maverick’s to compete, nearly 10 years after his one and only appearance to the event to date.

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