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The 2016 SUP World Cup – Recap by Connor Baxter

Connor Baxter secures Victory at Stop 2 of the 2016 World Series

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The 2016 SUP World Cup in Scharbeutz Germany was a huge event. There was a huge crowd on the beach and a stacked field of competitors. After five weekends of racing in Europe, it was finally coming to an end. This was my Sixth and Final Event in Europe for the summer.
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Blue Planet Kai Zen Paddle with 98″ Blade Review

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I recently had the chance to try out the Kai Zen Paddle with the 98″ wide blade on a SUP surfing session. The Kai Zen has a super solid catch and it really grips the water, which means you get a lot more paddle power.
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John Puakea Teaches the Tahitian Paddle Technique with Video Analysis

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Canoe designer and championship coach, John Puakea teaches us the Tahitian paddling technique that Shell Va’a is using to dominate the canoe races. In this video, John breaks down the Tahitian paddling stroke taught to him by Gerard Teva by using videos of champion paddlers from California and Tahiti.
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Surfing the Blue Planet Ninja Chief 9′2″ SUP Surfboard

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Here’s a video from a recent SUP surfing session where I got to try out Blue Planet’s 9′2″ x 30″ Ninja Chief SUP surfboard along with the Kai Zen stand up paddle with the 98″ blade.
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John Puakea Teaches the Tahitian Canoe Paddling Technique

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Canoe designer and championship coach, John Puakea teaches us the Tahitian paddling technique that Shell Va’a is using to dominate the canoe races. This technique is almost opposite to what we are used to hearing. Now it’s time to try it out and make it work.
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The 2016 Bilbao World SUP Challenge! – Recap by Connor Baxter

Connor Wins The Bilbao World SUP Challenge

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The 2016 Bilbao World SUP Challenge was another huge success. Every year this event is one of the biggest stops on the Euro Tour, with an elite field of paddlers and great weekend vibe.
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The 2016 Lost Mills Event! – Recap by Connor Baxter

Connor Wins the Fastest Paddler on Earth and
Places 2nd in the Lost Mills Long Distance Event

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The 2016 Lost Mills Event was once again a huge success!! For the fourth year now, it is always fun to come to this event and compete against the best athletes.
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Board Meeting Episode 21: Connor Baxter Paddle Technique Discussion

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Welcome to another episode of Board Meeting. In this episode, Robert and I will discuss his recent interview with Connor Baxter at the Starboard distributor meeting. In the interview, Connor talked about paddle length and his unique stroke technique.
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John Puakea Presents the Kahekai OC1 Canoe

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Canoe designer and championship coach, John Puakea shares his new Kahekai OC1 Canoe with us as we get a sneak peak at the newest OC1 canoe to hit the market. This is the big brother of the Ehukai Canoe that followed the crazy success of the Pueo made by Kamanu Composites and designed by Johnny.
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Quick Tips Riding a SIC Bullet 14 v2 Race SUP Stand Up Board

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Here are some quick tips on riding the SIC Bullet 14 v2 SUP race board on the waves.
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Board Meeting Episode 20: Starboard Distributor Meeting Discussion and Australia

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Welcome to another episode of Board Meeting. In this episode, Robert and I will discuss his recent visit to Maui for the Starboard distributor meeting.
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Connor Wins the 2016 Olukai Ho’olaule’a – Recap by Connor Baxter

Connor Baxter Wins his 5th Straight “Olukai” Crown

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The 2016 Olukai Ho’olaule’a Event was not only in the most epic conditions, but it was a great way to dust off last weekends race.
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OC2 Surfing on an Ozone Tempest Two Man Canoe

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My friend Kekoa and I recently went on a canoe surfing session in Diamond Head, Oahu to test out my new Ozone Tempest OC2 two-man canoe. The Tempest OC2 is fast and it glides really well. We caught a bunch of great waves and the conditions were perfect Hawaii weather for canoe surfing.
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Board Meeting Episode 19: SUP Stand Up Paddle Boarding Talk with Verena Mei

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Welcome to another episode of Board Meeting. In this episode, Robert and I have a special guest, racecar driver, model, and actress Verena Mei.

Verena recently moved back to Hawaii and has taken up stand up paddle boarding. She shares her experiences and some of the challenges she encountered while learning how to stand up paddle.
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Board Meeting Episode 18: SUP Stand Up Paddle Surfing Basics Part 3 – Catching Waves

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Welcome to another episode of Board Meeting. In this episode, Robert and I will continue with our discussion about the basics of SUP surfing or stand up paddle surfing.

For this part, we will talk about how to catch and ride waves on a SUP stand paddle surf board. We hope you enjoyed our basics of SUP surfing series. Aloha and see you on the water!
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