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OC2 Canoe Surfing with Kyndra and Kekoa

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My daughter Kyndra joins me and my friend Kekoa on a canoe surfing session. We caught a bunch of great waves and the conditions were perfect Hawaii weather for canoe surfing.
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Onewheel Review and Test Ride in Hawaii

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Robert from Blue Planet Surf got a Onewheel and we tried it out in the parking lot. It’s not as easy as it looks in the marketing videos. Robert gives us a quick breakdown and we review it together.
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OC2 Canoe Surfing with Koko and Kekoa

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My son Koko joins me and my friend Kekoa on a canoe surfing session. We caught a bunch of great waves and the conditions were perfect Hawaii weather for canoe surfing.
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Interview with Travis Grant at the 2016 Cline Mann Memorial Paddleboard Race

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I caught up with Travis Grant at the 2016 Cline Mann Memorial Paddleboard Race. Travis shares his thoughts on the race, his preparation and training, as well as his new “Tahitian-Style” paddle stroke technique.
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John Puakea Paddle Stroke Analysis and Coaching – Part 2

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This is the continuation of our paddle technique coaching session with elite paddler and coach, John Puakea. In this video, Robert (from Blue Planet Surf Hawaii) and Darin (my brother) try out John’s paddling tips in the water. We are also joined by Blue Planet team rider Jenn Lee and John gave her some tips as well. Again, John gives a lot of really good paddling tips in this video so be sure to check it out.
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The 2016 Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge – Recap by Connor Baxter

Connor Sweeps The 2016 Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge

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The 2016 Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge was a huge event with heavy competition. It was the largest contingent of elite competitors getting together at one event for this entire year – in both the men’s and women’s fleet.
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John Puakea Paddle Stroke Analysis and Coaching – Part 1

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We recently met up with elite paddler and coach, John Puakea for some paddle technique coaching. In this session, John watched and analyzed Robert’s (from Blue Planet Surf Hawaii) and Darin’s (my brother) paddle stroke and coached them on how to improve their technique. John gives a lot of paddling tips in this video so be sure to check it out.
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The 2016 Quiksilver Survivor Race – Recap by Connor Baxter

The 2016 Quiksilver JM Survivor Race

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The 2016 Quiksilver Survivor Race was a huge success – with very tough competition. It was a one day event and had the survivor format – which is the hardest race format for short sprints. The first heat started with 44 men and the bottom 10 were eliminated. This was the worst round for me and I got stuck in the back of the pack. I finished in 11th and made it through to the next round, but this year each round you get points for what place you get and at the end you want the smallest number of points.
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Ryland Hart Paddling the Puakea Kahekai OC1 Canoe in Hawaii

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Canoe paddler Ryland Hart shares with us his thoughts on the Kahekai OC1 Canoe by Puakea Designs.
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Travis Grant’s New Paddle Stroke Technique

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Champion SUP and canoe paddler Travis Grant shares with us his new paddle stroke technique which he learned from paddling guru John Puakea.
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The 2016 Molokai-2-Oahu – Recap by Connor Baxter

Molokai-2-Oahu Championships

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The 2016 Molokai2Oahu Championships was a big turn out with some tough competition. This is one of the biggest events in Hawaii for stand up paddling.
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OC1 Canoe Paddling Technique 101 on Kahekai OC1 Canoe with Bill Pratt

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Here are some more paddling tips, this time from canoe paddler Bill Pratt. Bill also shares his thoughts on the new Kahekai OC1 Canoe by Puakea Designs.
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Interview with Robert Stehlik and Jimmy Fitt at the 2016 Blue Planet/Wet Feet WPA Race

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I caught up with Robert Stehlik and Jimmy Fitt at the 2016 Blue Planet/Wet Feet WPA Race. They shared their thoughts about the race, gears they used, as well as some tips for those looking to participate in the same SUP/paddleboard race.
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Connor wins his 7th Straight Victory at the Maui-2-Molokai Crossing – Recap by Connor Baxter

Connor wins his 7th Straight Victory
at the Maui-2-Molokai 28-Mile Crossing

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Connor’s victory extends the longest winning streak in the men’s sport. Not only has Connor never lost this race, but nobody else has ever won it. Connor took out the inaugural event as a scrawny teenager at 15 years old back in 2010, and he has triumphed every year since.
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Hawaii Kai Downwinder on Tempest OC2 Canoe

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My brother Darin and I recently went on a Hawaii Kai downwind run in Oahu to test out my new Ozone Tempest OC2 two-man canoe in open ocean conditions. The Tempest OC2 is fast and it glides really well. We caught some really nice bumps, I think some of the longest bumps we’ve ever caught.
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