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Connor wins the 8th Annual Maui-2-Molokai – Event Recap by Connor Baxter

Connor Wins the 8th Annual Maui-2-Molokai Event
Making it 8 Straight
And the Longest Winning Streak in SUP

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Recap by Connor Baxter

This years 8th Annual Maui-2-Molokai was another Epic Battle and Channel Crossing.
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Connor Wins the 2017 Hossegor Paddle Games – Event Recap by Connor Baxter

Connor Wins the 2017 Hossegor Paddle Games!!

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The 2017 Hossegor Paddle Games was a great event in a sick town here in France for my second stop on the Euro Tour.
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Waterman League Group rebrands the World Championship Platform and confirms 2017 Schedule

The Waterman League Group announces the Official rebranding of Stand Up World Tour and Series into the unified APP World Tour

North Shore Oahu, Hawaii, January 19th, 2017– The newly-formed Association of Paddlesurf Professionals (APP), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Waterman League Group, announces a rebranding of the Stand Up World Series (Racing) and Stand Up World Tour (Surfing), to align under a new single banner, the APP World Tour.

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Connor wins the Red Bull Heavy Water Event and Clinches the World Title for 2016 – Recap by Connor Baxter

Connor wins the Red Bull Heavy Water Event
and Clinches the World Title for 2016

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The 2016 Red Bull Heavy Water race was by far the hardest and gnarliest race I have competed in.
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The 2016 Quiksilver Survivor Race – Recap by Connor Baxter

The 2016 Quiksilver JM Survivor Race

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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.
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The 2016 Molokai-2-Oahu – Recap by Connor Baxter

Molokai-2-Oahu Championships

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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.
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Interview with Robert Stehlik and Jimmy Fitt at the 2016 Blue Planet/Wet Feet WPA Race

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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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Connor wins his 7th Straight Victory at the Maui-2-Molokai Crossing – Recap by Connor Baxter

Connor wins his 7th Straight Victory
at the Maui-2-Molokai 28-Mile Crossing

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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.
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2016 Blue Planet/Wet Feet World Paddleboard Association (WPA) Race

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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.
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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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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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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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Kai Lenny & Candice Appleby win the World Series Finals and secure the 2015 World Racing Titles

Kai Lenny & Candice Appleby are crowned 2015 World Champions

It was an epic close to the 2015 season here at Turtle Bay, as we saw extremely competitive racing and dramatic finishes in both the long distance and sprint racing that led to the crowning of 2 new World Champions for 2015.

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World Series Finals returns home to Turtle Bay, with an epic forecast in place for a dramatic finish

Epic forecast in place for a dramatic final event of the 2015 season that will decide the 2015 World Champions at Turtle Bay Resort

It will once again all come down to this dramatic final weekend of the season to decide the 2015 World Championship Title for the Men, and establish podium positions overall for the women, as Turtle Bay is once again set to deliver a show like no other.

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