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August 24th, 2016 by davi
Connor Sweeps The 2016 Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge
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.
Continue reading ‘The 2016 Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge – Recap by Connor Baxter’
August 22nd, 2016 by evan
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.
Continue reading ‘John Puakea Paddle Stroke Analysis and Coaching – Part 1′
August 21st, 2016 by davi
The 2016 Quiksilver JM Survivor Race
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.
Continue reading ‘The 2016 Quiksilver Survivor Race – Recap by Connor Baxter’
August 15th, 2016 by evan
Canoe paddler Ryland Hart shares with us his thoughts on the Kahekai OC1 Canoe by Puakea Designs.
Continue reading ‘Ryland Hart Paddling the Puakea Kahekai OC1 Canoe in Hawaii’
August 8th, 2016 by evan
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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August 3rd, 2016 by davi
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.
Continue reading ‘The 2016 Molokai-2-Oahu – Recap by Connor Baxter’
August 1st, 2016 by evan
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.
Continue reading ‘OC1 Canoe Paddling Technique 101 on Kahekai OC1 Canoe with Bill Pratt’
July 25th, 2016 by evan
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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July 18th, 2016 by davi
Connor wins his 7th Straight Victory
at the Maui-2-Molokai 28-Mile Crossing
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.
Continue reading ‘Connor wins his 7th Straight Victory at the Maui-2-Molokai Crossing – Recap by Connor Baxter’
July 18th, 2016 by admin
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.
Continue reading ‘Hawaii Kai Downwinder on Tempest OC2 Canoe’
July 11th, 2016 by evan
Here’s a video that I took from the finish line of the 2016 Blue Planet/Wet Feet World Paddleboard Association (WPA) Race. I was dilly-dallying on my camera when the first place guys came in so I wasn’t able to film them. But I was able to interview the SUP division race winner Jimmy Fitt and will post that in a separate video so watch out for it.
Continue reading ‘2016 Blue Planet/Wet Feet World Paddleboard Association (WPA) Race’
July 4th, 2016 by evan
Canoe designer and championship coach, John Puakea shows us the new one-man (OC1) and six-man (OC6) canoe paddles from Puakea Designs.
Continue reading ‘Puakea Canoe Paddles’
June 29th, 2016 by davi
Connor Baxter secures Victory at Stop 2 of the 2016 World Series
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.
Continue reading ‘The 2016 SUP World Cup – Recap by Connor Baxter’
June 27th, 2016 by evan
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.
Continue reading ‘Blue Planet Kai Zen Paddle with 98″ Blade Review’
June 20th, 2016 by evan
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.
Continue reading ‘John Puakea Teaches the Tahitian Paddle Technique with Video Analysis’