Basque Country to host latest World Sup event
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 20 June, 2013 : - - The Basque Country in Spain will host the Bilbao World SUP Challenge this weekend in its dramatic City Center of Bilbao. Opening on the 21st June, this coming Friday, competition will begin in earnest on Saturday 22nd with the long distance race set against the backdrop of one of Europe's most striking Cities.
This will then be followed by the iconic World Series Sprint Racing that will draw in the crowds on the Sunday, bringing some of the most dramatic spectacles in the sport to this equally dramatic City.
Beyond the World Class racing, there will also be something for everyone, as Amateur and Youth Divisions are open to all for this inaugural edition of the Bilbao World SUP Challenge, as the Basque Country of Spain opens its arms to the Stand Up Community.
World's leading athletes to head to Bilbao to do battle
From Ratings leader Connor Baxter (Starboard) and current World number 3 Casper Steinfath (Naish) to current World Number 4 Zane Schweitzer (Starboard) and Leonard Nika (Starboard), current World Number 6, the World's best will be putting it all on the line this weekend for the win at Stop 4 of the 2013 Stand Up World Series and stop 2 of the European Trilogy.
Also to watch out for will be the women, with 2012 World Champion and winner at the last event in Oleron Annabel Anderson (Starboard) looking to continue her winning streak. However she will have to overcome leading European lights such as Olivia Piana (Fanatic) from France amongst many other leading European athletes.
Make sure to check out the first 2 webisodes of the European Roadshow with Zane Schweitzer that take you down the west coast of France, as we build up to the release of webisode number 3, coming to you this week from the Basque country of Spain in the lead up to the Bilbao World SUP Challenge this weekend.
While you are there, be sure to check out some of the content on immersedtv.com with full length TV shows going back to the World Tour Contenders back in 2009 and leading up to the end of 2012, as well as web specials, highlights and much more.
Upcoming events on the Stand Up World Series Calendar
So it is Bilbao this weekend, then onto Hamburg for stop 3 of the European Trilogy of the World Series that will take place from the 16th - 18th August. Entries will go live online this week.
After that, we move onto Chicago for stop 1 of the US Trilogy, then San Francisco for the America's Cup of Stand up Paddling followed by the Huntington Beach Pro Grand Slam from the 17th - 22nd September in Southern California. Again, entries to go live over the coming week.
It will all then end for the 2013 World Series at Turtle Bay on the North Shore of Oahu, as the World's best will return to the home of the Waterman League for one of the most widely anticipated events of the year, as the World Championship Titles are either won or lost on Oahu's Fabled North Shore.
Source: Waterman's League
Author: The Editors
Tags: Stand Up Paddle, Waterman League, Bilbao