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GREAT ACTION AT ABU DHABI ALL STARS DAY 1

The Stand Up World Tour Surfing component of the Abu Dhabi All Stars Grand Slam got underway today with the first round of the Main event for the Men, and warm ups for both Men and Women.

 

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Today was day 1 of action from the Abu Dhabi All Stars Grand Slam, the 3rd stop on the 2014 Stand Up World Surfing Tour, which will run through Tuesday. The World Series Racing component of the Grand Slam will then kick off with a press day at Yas Marina this Wednesday and racing action on Thursday and Friday at Yas Marina and Saturday at the Abu Dhabi Sailing and Yacht Club. There will be a daily broadcast at www.watermanleague.com 

 

Day 1 Recap
The Stand Up World Tour Surfing component of the Abu Dhabi All Stars Grand Slam got underway today with the first round of the main event for the Men, and warm ups for both men and women. The scene was set for a day of insane action with the unique backdrop of desert complementing the bright blue pool found at the base of the mountains at Wadi Adventure Park.

 

Caio Vaz (Art in Surf), current Ratings Leader on the Stand Up World Tour set the tone for the day, notching up a 7.8 and an 8.2 for a heat score total of 16.0. This was a great start to his event campaign.

 

The next standout came in the form of the young Tahitian Poenaiki Raioha (F-One) who post a phenomenal 7.7 and 8.5, for a heat score total of 16.2.

 

Zane Schweitzer (Starboard), picked up where he left off as Abu Dhabi All Star Champion from 2013 by putting together a flawless heat with an 8.5 and an 8.4, for a heat score total of 16.9. He was at the top of the leader board for much of the day.