After an equally dramatic year on the Stand Up World Series, that took the world’s best to all four corners of the world, we are preparing for a new look Series for 2014, that consolidates on the Premier World Series events to provide a high impact, polished World Series of events, culminating in the crowning of the World Champion for both Men and Women.

The 2014 World Series will challenge the world’s very best across the major global markets as they battle it out for the World Championship Title. Each event will also offer open, multi-class racing for the local communities, as well as entry level components to embrace the all access appeal of the sport.
With increased prize-money, profile, live broadcast output and TV distribution, the Stand Up World Series will provide the ultimate in World Class Racing action for athletes and spectators alike, while delivering a broader experience for paddling and general communities worldwide.
The 2014 Stand Up World Series schedule looks like this, the Grand Slam events will link the World Series and World Tour events as noted above:
  • Brazil Pro Grand Slam: 4th – 6th April (Grand Slam will run from the 29th March with the Surfing World Tour first, while the Racing will take place on the final weekend)
  • Abu Dhabi All Stars Grand Slam: 15th – 19th April (Grand Slam will run from the 11th – 19th April with the Surfing World Tour first and Racing taking place over a 4 day window at the end of the waiting period)
  • Stop 3 (final location tbc by 1st week of Jan): 16th – 18th May (World Series Race for both Men and Women)
  • Hamburg World Cup, Germany: 27th – 29th June (World Series Race for both Men and Women)
  • Chicago World Paddle Challenge: 8th – 10th August (World Series Race for both Men and Women)
  • Huntington Beach Pro Grand Slam: 19th – 21st September (Grand Slam will run from the 15th, and the World Series Race for both Men and Women will run on the Final weekend)
  • World Series Finals at Turtle Bay, Oahu: 2nd – 5th October (World Series Race for both Men and Women)
The 2014 ranking system will be brought in line with the Stand Up World Tour, with all events counting equally and a discard system coming into play: from the 7 events, athletes will be able to discard their 2 worst results to determine their overall World Ranking. This ranking and discard system is subject to final approval by the board and a full rule book and final ranking system will be launched early January.
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More 2014 events are here. Are you hosting a SUP event in 2014? Email us the information to info (at) and we will publish it ASAP.