Stand Up World Tour Kicking off at Sunset!

The 2013 Stand Up World Surf Tour Kicks off at Sunset Beach in Oahu Feb 6th-15th ( and Starboard is not only the official board sponsor, but will have six Dream Team Riders competing in the first stop on the Tour.

Sean Poynter (USA), who placed 2nd in the overall standings on the 2012 Tour, is determined and looking forward to capitalizing on this momentum to reach the top spot in 2013. Justin Holland (AUS), who finished in 6th overall, and 3rd in Tahiti, is poised and ready for his own podium position. Zane Schweitzer (USA), competed hard not only on the Tour, but battled to overcome serious health issues in 2013 and ended up in 12th place overall. Zane will be bringing a fresh start to his surfing and will be hosting a morning show during the Sunset Event as well. Connor Baxter (USA), will look to take what he learned from competing in the finals of the World Tour In BVI plus his recent warm up from surfing ”Jaws” into a highly stacked, competitive line-up.

Starboard’s two newcomers entering the Tour in 2013 are Giorgio Gomez from Florida and Vanina Walsh from Honolulu, HI. As the Tour adds a Women’s Division for 2013, Starboard Dream Team Rider Vanina Walsh will look to capitalize on her home ‘turf’ advantage and lead the group to a first place finish in Oahu. Giorgio Gomez will certainly bring plenty of excitement to the event with his surfing maneuvers and will give the veterans a run for the top spot.

Here is a video promo leading up to the Tour…

You can check out Zane’s morning show here: and here: and on websites such as SUP Mag, Waves Brazil, Stand up Latino, and SUP journal, Surfers village.

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We wish all the Starboard Riders and competitors Good Luck and to the Waterman’s League a Great Event and start to the 2013 Tour!