Posted by: admin on: February 24 2012 • Categorized in: News
With a 2nd in Rd 3 of the SUP Surf Women at the ISA SUP World Championship 2012, Team Hobie member Shakira Westdorp is into the finals of this category. Good luck Shakira.
Team Hobie’s Justin Holland, decided to take the long way and still stands a chance to make it into the Men’s SUP Surf finals. Justin scored a 3rd in Rd 3 and came 2nd in his heat in the repechage. Rd 5 of the repechage saw Justin come 2nd in his heat which puts him into final heat of the repechage where he will meet Team Hobie USA’s Colin McPhillips.
Posted by: admin on: November 11 2011 • Categorized in: News
SAN FRANCISCO, California – The 2011 Battle of The Bay went off in spectacular fashion this past Saturday October 29th with 158 paddlers taking to the water to do Battle for the inaugural Battle of the Bay Title. In the elite division it was Jay Wild and Krisztina Zur who overpowered a strong field of stand up paddlers to take first place. Read More
Congratulations to Shakira on her convincing win in very trying conditions at the 2011 Australian National Championships. Hobie are happy to announce that Shakira has joined the Hobie Team.
Shakira has a very creditable watersports history in both SUP and prone paddeling. To name but a few she has won the 2007 Molokai to Oahu Paddleboard Race, 2007 Hennessey’s International Paddleboard race in Hawaii, 2009 Battle of the paddle, Dana Point, CA ….. etc
This year she has won the Malfunction event and now the Women’s SUP National Title and joins the Open Men’s SUP National title holder Justin Holland on the Hobie Team.
We look forward to seeing Shak out and about Ripping on her Hobie CM 7’11.
Justin Holland, Hobie Aus Stand Up Team rider, won the 2011 Australian Standup Paddleboard Title at Port Macquarie, NSW.
In a solid 6 foot swell that tested Australia’s best, the icy winds and challenging conditions, put the best in Australia to the test.
An action packed 24 heat day saw quality performances by all competitors in the south east swell.
Justin found himself in a tough final against current Australian Longboard champion Jackson Close and young Keahi de Aboitiz and Michael Davies.
“I had a pretty good surf the first heat, but I felt like I had more to come, so I swapped boards from my Hobie 7’11 CM Ultimate to my 8’3 CM Ultimate for the final and it paid off”, said Holland who won with a combined heat total of 15.50 (out of a possible 20).
“I’ve been stand up paddling for two years now, I had a good result in Tahiti in the world Standup tour and now to be crowned Australian champion, I’m looking forward to the rest of the year” said Holland.
Congratulations to all who competed and especially to the two new National champions, Justin Holland and Shakira Westdorp