\ [RESULTS] Stand Up World Series Finals @ Turtle Bay (UPDATED) – SUP Racer
October 14, 2012
by Christopher Parker (@wheresbossman)

[RESULTS] Stand Up World Series Finals @ Turtle Bay (UPDATED)

Casper Steinfath on a bomb during the Sprint Race // pic © StandUpMagazin.com

The Stand Up World Series Finals have just wrapped up @ Turtle Bay on Oahu’s North Shore (Hawaii). Saturday was the Long Distance race from Turtle Bay to Haleiwa, while today it was the awesome “Paddlecross” Knockout Sprint races.

This was the final event of the inaugural Stand Up World Series, with Kai Lenny and Connor Baxter coming into the weekend battling it out for the overall 2012 Series victory.

Kai drew first blood on Saturday, chasing down Connor Baxter to win the Distance Race by almost two minutes (WATCH: Stand Up World Series Finals – Distance Race Video).

Things were a little less predictable in Sunday’s Sprint Races though, with a solid swell producing plenty of waves (and carnage). But despite the conditions and the talent that was on display, Kai Lenny managed to take out the win for the second day in a row. Kai snatched first place in a four-way photo finish to make it a double victory this weekend.

Sprint to the finish… Zane, Casper, Kai, Slater // pic © JD Fairy Photo

Crossing the line just centimetres behind Kai were Casper Steinfath (aka the Danish Viking), Slater Trout and Zane Schweitzer. Steinfath’s result in the sprints, combined with his solid effort in the Distance Race gave him third place overall for the weekend. Not a bad effort for a guy who lives in the cold of Scandinavia and trains solo most of the year.

Kai’s victory on the North Shore means the young gun from Maui also takes out the inaugural Stand Up World Series Championship title; another trophy to go along with his 2x SUP surfing World Titles.

Meanwhile in the women’s race this weekend, Annabel Anderson was too strong for the competition. The New Zealander took out both the Distance Race and Knockout Sprints, and in doing so was crowned the 2012 Stand Up World Series Women’s Champion.

Scroll down for the full results from the weekend, then take a look at all the action with our Stand Up World Series Finals photo gallery.

Rachel and Annabel battle it out in the Women’s Sprint Race // pic © Hank Fotos/Waterman League


Stand Up World Series Finals @ Turtle Bay: MEN’S RESULTS

Click “Distance” or “Sprint” to sort results from each separate race
1Kai Lenny0.70.71.4
2Connor Baxter268
3Casper Steinfath7310
4Jake Jensen4812
5Noa Ginella5914
6Zane Schweitzer13417
6Eric Terrien61117
6Slater Trout15217
9Kody Kerbox11718
9Ryan Helm81018
11Andrew Logreco31619
12Riggs Napoleon91221
13Mo Freitas19524
14Fernando Stalla121325
15Kaeo Abby101626
16Belar Diaz171330
17Bart de Swart141933
18Matt Becker162339
19Ingo Rademacher271340

Stand Up World Series Finals @ Turtle Bay: WOMEN’S RESULTS

Click “Distance” or “Sprint” to sort results from each separate race
1Annabel Anderson0.70.71.4
2Halie Harrison325
3Olivia Piana437
4Rachel Bruntsch257
5Vanina Walsh538
6Mariko Strickland6612
7Alison Fullagar7613

(*Olivia and Rachel were tied for points so they had a one-lap tie-breaker race, which Olivia narrowly won)


2012 Stand Up World Series: Overall Championship Rankings

Overall Championship Rankings based on the best result from the 2012 season + the result from the Finals
#NameSeason Best ResultFinals ResultTotal
1Kai Lenny0.70.71.4
2Connor Baxter224
3Slater Trout369
4Eric Terrien4610
5Zane Schweitzer5611
6Jake Jensen8412
7Ryan Helm6814
8Casper Steinfath11314
9Mo Freitas41317
10Kody Kerbox10818
11Noa Ginella14519
12Fernando Stalla71421
13Bart de Swart151732
14Belar Diaz181634
15Andrew Logreco241135
16Gaeten Sene92938
17Kaeo Abbey231538
18Leonard Nika122941
19Gregory closier132942
20Arthur Daniel172946

1st: Annabel Anderson
(full results for the women’s championship coming soon)


Party Wave! Logreco, Steinfath, Diaz, Napoleon, Ginella // pic © Hank Fotos/Waterman League