Archive for the 'Events' Category
August 27th, 2013 by evan
This year’s Duke’s Oceanfest had incredibly nice weather…lucky we live in Hawaii. After a long trip through Alaska, it was nice to be home, although I must say we were blessed with super good weather in Alaska too. The SUP distance race during the Duke’s Oceanfest is called the Hawaii Paddleboard Championships and started off as a lie down paddleboard race but with the explosion in the popularity of stand up paddle (SUP) racing the race has a majority of SUP racers. Christian Bradley said the conditions were pretty good for the majority of the race with decent 10-20 mph trade winds but the tide was going in the wrong direction which made it a bit slower than normal. Continue reading ‘2013 Hawaii Paddleboard Championship – Duke’s Race’
August 25th, 2013 by davi
Connor Baxter Wins Overall Title at the Stand Up World Series – Chicago
His 5th Straight Overall Title!
ReCap of Event by Connor
The 2013 Stand Up World Series Event in Chicago was a good turnout. We had some of the best paddlers show up from all over the world. And the interest from the beach goers from last year was significant. Loads more spectators.
Continue reading ‘Connor Wins Overall Title in Chicago’
August 24th, 2013 by davi
Saturday 24 August
Connor Baxter just edges ahead of Kai Lenny to win sprint
Connor Baxter (Starboard) and Kai Lenny (Naish) have another battle of the ages today at Stop 6 of the Stand Up World Series with Connor Baxter just getting the edge in the sprint across the finish line making for a showdown of epic proportions.
Continue reading ‘Connor Baxter & Annabel Anderson step up at the World Series in Chicago’
August 22nd, 2013 by davi
CONNOR BAXTER WINS THE “ULTIMATE SUP SHOWDOWN”!
Recap of Event by Connor
The 2013 Ultimate SUP Showdown was a huge success. This event took place on Oahu and it was a part of the famous Duke Kahanamoku Event. This event was alittle different in the sense that when I signed up I was in both the surf part and the race part. All the competitors had to compete in both the race and surf – which made it a fun day at the beach.
Continue reading ‘Connor Wins the Ultimate SUP Showdown’
August 18th, 2013 by davi
Sunday 18 August
Kai Lenny dominates Hamburg to take well deserved win
Kai Lenny (Naish) put on a clinical peformance this weekend in Hamburg, Germany to win both the World Series Sprints and long distance racing at Stop 5 of the 2013 Stand Up World Series, the Camp David World Cup of Stand Up Paddling.
Continue reading ‘Kai Lenny & Annabel Anderson make it a clean sweep in Hamburg’
August 16th, 2013 by evan
Da Hui always has a super fun, family friendly race on July 4th. This year was no exception. I think they had over 700 participants. Continue reading ‘2013 Da Hui Race’
August 14th, 2013 by davi
Wednesday 14 August
Action Live from World Series in Hamburg this weekend
Make sure to tune in live and for daily highlights this weekend to www.watermanleague.com for the Camp David World Cup of Stand Up Paddling, Stop 5 on the 2013 Stand Up World Series. Watch as Kai Lenny (Naish) and Annabel Anderson (Starboard) headline an all star line up for this final stop on the European Trilogy of events in Hamburg, Germany.
Continue reading ‘Hamburg to go live this weekend and Chicago to set new standards’
August 13th, 2013 by davi
The 12th annual Duke’s OceanFest will be held at venue sites throughout Waikiki, from Saturday, August 17, through Sunday, August 25, 2013. The 9 day event features a variety of ocean sports that were close to Duke Kahanamoku’s heart: Longboard Surfing, Paddleboard Racing, Swimming, Tandem Surfing, Surf Polo, Beach Volleyball, and more. For more information visit dukesoceanfest.com.
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August 11th, 2013 by evan
This year’s Molokai to Oahu SUP race dodged the bullet of Tropical Storm Flossie. Luckily for the racers and spectators they got sunny skies and some trade winds. Unfortunately though, Flossie was still messing up the wind and water conditions which caused the race to be one of the hardest in M2O SUP history. Continue reading ‘2013 Molokai 2 Oahu Paddleboard Race’
August 7th, 2013 by davi
Monday 5 August
Hamburg kicks off 3 weeks of racing for the World Series
From the 16th – 18th August, the World’s best will head to Hamburg, Germany for Stop 5 on the 2013 Stand Up World Series: the Camp David World Cup of Stand up Paddling. This final stop on the European Trilogy events will provide vital ranking points towards each athlete’s title campaign, but also, the winning Man and Woman from across this European sub Series (France, Spain & Germany) will win their free stay at Turtle Bay Resort on the North Shore of Oahu for the prestigious World Championship Finals on the 11th – 13th October.
Continue reading ‘The World Series picks up again with Hamburg, Chicago & San Francisco’
July 31st, 2013 by davi
The 32-Mile Molokai-2-Oahu Event was the hardest race I have done this year.
My family and I went from Maui to Molokai on Friday on our boat. We brought my boards, our food, water, clothes, provisions, and Igloo coolers. It was great to get there a couple days early to relax.
Continue reading ‘The 2013 Molokai-2-Oahu Event – Recap by Connor Baxter’
July 23rd, 2013 by davi
Connor Baxter Wins the 2013 Maui Paddle Championships
Recap by Connor
The 2013 Maui Paddle Championships was a great event with over 200 competitors. This Maliko race was one of the most fun downwind runs I’ve had this year.
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July 14th, 2013 by davi
CONNOR BAXTER WINS THE INFAMOUS “BEST DOWNWINDER”
MAUI-2-MOLOKAI 27-MILE CROSSING!
ReCap of Event
The 2013 World Cup of SUP was such a great event. The day started at 4:45am with a bowl of cereal and some blasting music. My Sister and Mom, Sam Williams, Riggs Napolean, Mo Freitas and I drove over to the other side of the island to start a long day. Continue reading ‘2013 Maui-2-Molokai 27-mile Crossing – Recap by Connor Baxter’
July 5th, 2013 by davi
Friday 5 July
Entries open for the Camp David World Cup in Hamburg
After two dramatically competitive events in France and Spain as a part of the European Trilogy on the 2013 Stand Up World Series, we are now building up to the Camp David World Cup of SUP in Hamburg, Germany, to take place from the 16th – 18th August right in the middle of the City.
Continue reading ‘Entries are now open for Hamburg, while the US Trilogy of events takes shape’
July 5th, 2013 by davi
Connor Wins The 2013 DaHui Race
The 2013 DaHui race was amazing. It was on the North Shore of Oahu and started at Turtle Bay and went to Waimea Bay, which is about 7 miles. I got there and scoped out my competition and knew who was going to be fast – Travis Grant, Scott Gamble, Kody Kerbox, Mo Freitas, Kaeo Abbey.
Continue reading ‘The 2013 DaHui Race – Race Recap by Connor Baxter’