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2013 Dad Center Canoe Race

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Here are some photos that I took from the recent Dad Center Canoe Race. The race honors George “Dad” Center – Hawaii’s legendary swim coach of the 1920s and 1930s. George Center, who died in 1962, was an advocate for women’s participation in water sports. The course is 25 miles around the island of Oahu, from Kailua Beach Park, to Makapuu, around Diamond Head Buoy, finishing at the Outrigger Canoe Club.
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Connor Baxter & Annabel Anderson secure victory at the AC Open in San Francisco

Monday 2 September

Connor Baxter and Kai Lenny battle it out to the bitter end

Connor Baxter (Starboard) and Kai Lenny (Naish) once again have a historic clash here at the AC Open in San Francisco, as Kai Lenny secures the win in the sprint racing component, forcing a dramtic tie-breaker to decide the event win, much to the delight of the crowd.
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Connor Baxter & Annabel Anderson power to victory on Day 1 in San Francisco

Saturday 31 August

Connor Baxter does it again: another victory at AC Open

Connor Baxter (Starboard) battles back on the last leg of the challenging long distance race, to edge ahead of Kai Lenny (Naish) to take the win here in the long distance course of the AC Open, Stop #7 on the 2013 Stand Up World Series. Strong wins, strong tides and tumultuous ocean conditions set the scene for a radical long distance course today at the AC Open, that took center stage at the America’s Cup here in San Francisco.
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2013 Chicago Paddle Pro – Recap by Zane Schweitzer

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The 2013 Chicago Paddle Pro was awesome this year, with a great turnout of amateurs, children and of course the world’s top racers! It Is always such a pleasure to travel to such amazing places all over the world with the Waterman League! Once Again we found ourselves in a jaw dropping arena to hold the standup World Series in the beautiful city of Chicago! There was a beach party, a kids clinic, amatuer races, kids races, and the highlight of the event the Pro Division!
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Connor Baxter & Annabel Anderson make it a clean sweep at the World Series in Chicago

Monday 26 August

Connor Baxter battles with Kai Lenny to take the victory

The rivalry between Connor Baxter (Starboard) and Kai Lenny (Naish) only intensified this weekend as the two once again embarked on a battle of epic proportions. After a dramatic finish in the World Series Sprint Racing where Connor managed to edge ahead of Kai to take the win, it was all down to the crucial Long Distance Race yesterday for the Event Title here in Chicago, but also, vital ranking points on the 2013 Stand Up World Series.
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2013 Hawaii Paddleboard Championship – Duke’s Race

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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’

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Connor Wins Overall Title in Chicago

Connor Baxter Wins Overall Title at the Stand Up World Series – Chicago
His 5th Straight Overall Title!

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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.
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Connor Baxter & Annabel Anderson step up at the World Series in Chicago

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.
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Connor Wins the Ultimate SUP Showdown

CONNOR BAXTER WINS THE “ULTIMATE SUP SHOWDOWN”!

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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.
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Kai Lenny & Annabel Anderson make it a clean sweep in Hamburg

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.
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2013 Da Hui Race

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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’

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Hamburg to go live this weekend and Chicago to set new standards

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.
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Duke’s OceanFest 2013

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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2013 Molokai 2 Oahu Paddleboard Race

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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’

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The World Series picks up again with Hamburg, Chicago & San Francisco

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.
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