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Unique invitational event in Abu Dhabi

A very unique event just took place in Abu Dhabi, the Abu Dhabi Surf & Paddle All Stars Invitational. The surfing was held in the wave pool at Wadi Adventure theme park, while the sprint races were held at the Abu Dhabi Sailing & Yacht Club.

What makes this event so unique, aside from the wave pool and racing on inflatable stand up paddle boards, the winners are decided by their overall performance in both disciplines. With a 1st in the waves and 3rd in the racing, Zane Schweitzer won the mens division. Below is a video of some of his wave pool action. The forecast is always the same, the waves always perfect!

In the womens division, Olivia Piana won overall with a 1st in the racing and a 2nd in the surfing.

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About the author: Julian Kidd
I have been an avid stand up paddle boarder since 2009. I retired from a decade of professional kiteboarding to focus on SUP. Green Water Sports grew from this love of all things SUP. As well as being a keen paddle boarder, I'm a football fan, closet petrol head, web tinkerer, husband and father.