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Ultimate SUP Showdown on CBS Sports Network 9/21!!!!!!!

This was sent to us via email by Karen Baxter.


Aloha Family and Friends –

The Event Connor won in Waikiki in August is going to be televised. That’s right. SUP IS GOING TO BE ON TV!!
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Wednesday Training Group: Meeting at 5:00 PM Hawaii Kai – Coaching Topic: Surfing on Raceboards


Surfing on Raceboards:
This Wednesday we will talk about surfing raceboards, warm up, do a sprint out to the Blinker Buoy, then practice catching and surfing waves in the bay.

Please note: meeting time is 5 PM at the Hawaii Kai boat ramp.
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Starboard’s Bart de Zwart Wins 11 City Tour – 4 x’s!

By: Au


Congratulations Bart de Zwart on his 4th win of the 11 City Tour. Bart gives us a full recap on this amazing feat, which some say is the most grueling race of the year to win.

More from Bart here: Continue reading ‘Starboard’s Bart de Zwart Wins 11 City Tour – 4 x’s!’

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Team SIC Maui In Hood River, Oregon

By: Allie Brown


The SIC Maui team were all up in Hood River, Oregon recently for the Columbia Gorge Challenge and we all had a blast!

Check out this edit that shows the SIC Maui team having fun! Continue reading ‘Team SIC Maui In Hood River, Oregon’

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2014 Duke’s OceanFest Distance Race


Here are some photos from the 2014 Duke’s OceanFest distance race. The race is officially titled the Hawaii Paddleboard Championships but it’s easier to call it the Duke’s race. This year had pretty good wind but a hard opposing tide. There was also a South swell bringing in head high waves which made this a bit harder to navigate although at the end it was great for paddlers that caught a wave all the way to shore from the outside. Continue reading ‘2014 Duke’s OceanFest Distance Race’

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Hydro Flask Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Water Bottles


I recently got a couple of Hydro Flask steel vacuum insulated water bottles (40 oz and 64 oz). I’ll cut to the chase. These are the best insulated thermos bottles I’ve ever used. Continue reading ‘Hydro Flask Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Water Bottles’

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Connor Wins Gorge Event – Clean Sweep!

Connor Wins the Gorge Event – Clean Sweep!



The 2014 Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge was an epic event. It was an action-packed two day weekend with three races.

Day one started with the flat water technical course race. It was about 5 miles – 5 lap course with a lot of buoy turns. All the men competitors were on 14 foot race boards. I had my Starboard 14′ Allstar. Continue reading ‘Connor Wins Gorge Event – Clean Sweep!’

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2014 Molokai-2-Oahu Paddleboard World Championships

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Here are some photos from this year’s Molokai-2-Oahu Paddleboard World Championships. This year had lots of wind in the channel and was a week before Hurricane Iselle nailed the Big Island. A big congratulations to all the racers!
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Recap by Connor Baxter

The 2014 Honolua Surf Co’s Ultimate SUP Showdown was by far one of the best organized events I have ever been to. First of all – Most all of the top surf and race competitors that were invited were at the event. The heats in both surf and race were on time. They stuck to the schedule. Then there is the fact that CBS Sports was there and is going to televise the event on Prime Time TV. Continue reading ‘CONNOR WINS THE ULTIMATE SUP SHOWDOWN’

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SUP Surfing Sessions with C4 Waterman’s Todd, Larry, and Jeff


Here are some videos and photos from recent SUP surfing sessions.
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Connor Wins The 2014 Molokai to Oahu World Championships



The 2014 Molokai to Oahu was a great event. We went over to Molokai on our boat three days before the event. It was nice to just relax and take it all in before the grueling 32-mile channel crossing. The night before my mom made her traditional competition meal, I got a good night rest and was ready to go the next morning. We loaded the boat with our provisions and I got ready to go to the start line. I did a little warm-up paddle to make sure I was ready to go and then I lined up on the starting line after the prone paddlers left. Continue reading ‘Connor Wins The 2014 Molokai to Oahu World Championships’

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Surfing with the S.I.C. Recon-10 SUP Board


Here are some stills of the SIC Recon-10. Really nice glide, and also turns well.
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Connor Wins the Maui-2-Molokai Championships

Connor Baxter Wins
The Maui-2-Molokai Championships
For the 6th Consecutive Year!



The 2014 Maui-2-Molokai World Cup Championships was a great event. We all got up early – 5:00am – so that we could gas up the boat and get over to Mala Wharf to launch our boat. My dad, mom, sister and girlfriend were all on the boat to cheer me on. Continue reading ‘Connor Wins the Maui-2-Molokai Championships’

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New S.I.C. Custom Website

Mark Raaphorst has a new site dedicated for custom boards: Please check it out.

If you’ve been around the world of stand up paddle racing then you already know that Mark Raaphorst is one of the pioneers, innovators and still leads the industry in open ocean race boards. From the “F” series to the “Bullets” you will see SIC in the top rankings for most races here in Hawaii. Continue reading ‘New S.I.C. Custom Website’

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SIC Bullet 12′6″ is Awesome


It’s been a few years since I first got my version 1 SIC 12′6″. It was the first of the shape that would evolve the Bullet line and I loved it at first lift. I mean first lift because it’s lighter than most of the 10′6″ boards on the market at the time. That’s a big difference because when I look at what to ride from the quiver a lot of time it’s based on what’s easiest to carry for the day. Continue reading ‘SIC Bullet 12′6″ is Awesome’

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