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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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Connor Baxter Wins the 2015 Pacific Paddle Games!

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The 2015 Pacific Paddle Games was one of the biggest, craziest and the most stacked field of athletes I have ever competed against.

The first day kicked off with the first round of the technical race, which was four rounds of 25 people. And the top athletes made it straight to the semi-final round. The losers went into a repercharge round – and the winners of the repercharge would go to the semi-finals.
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The US Open of Stand Up Paddling presented by FIAT will kick off in Huntington Beach next week

The US Open of Stand Up Paddling featuring World Tour & Series competition to kick off this weekend in Huntington Beach California

Tension is mounting as we build up to the US Open of Stand Up Padding that is set to kick of this weekend at Huntington Beach.

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Kai Lenny & Candice Appleby reign supreme at stop #2 of the World Series in Japan

Kai Lenny excels in the sprint racing to secure the win take the Overall victory here at the Victoria Cup Hayama Pro in Japan

In a dramatic Final heat here at stop #2 of the 2015 Stand Up World Series, Kai Lenny (Naish) digs deep and resets himself mid way through to find a window of opportunity while rounding the final buoy to take the win in the sprint racing component of the Victoria Cup Hayama Pro. Once round the buoy, he accelerated to move into second past the World Rankings leader Connor Baxter (Starboard), then past Casper to move into first and take victory on this final day of action.

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Connor Baxter & Candice Appleby take victory in the long distance on Day 1 in Japan

Connor Baxter continues his winning streak to take the win in the long distance on Day 1 of the Victoria Cup Hayama Pro Japan

Connor Baxter (Starboard) puts on another stellar performance in today’s long distance race to take the win on Day 1 here in Japan, but not without a serious battle. Connor led through the first lap, but on the upwind leg on lap 2, Kai Lenny (Naish) was able to battle back to take the lead coming into the top buoy.

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The World’s best are joined by over 300 athletes, as the Victoria Cup Hayama Pro kicks off here in Japan

The Victoria Cup Hayama Pro set to kick off as the World Series heats up and over 300 athletes step up to do battle here in Japan

The World’s best athletes have arrived in Japan for stop #2 of the 2015 Stand Up World Series, as we prepare for what will be an intense and exciting weekend of action here at the Victoria Cup Hayama Pro Japan.

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The Victoria Cup Hayama Pro Japan is just 2 weeks away, as the World Series heads to Asia

The World’s best are heading to the land of the rising sun in 2 weeks time for the next stop on the 2015 Stand Up World Series

In just 2 weeks time, Hayama Harbor in the beautiful Prefecture of Kanagawa just outside Tokyo will play host to the Asian stop of the 2015 Stand Up World Series.

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Champions are crowned at the European Cup, Brazil withdrawn, while Japan and US Open are set to make waves

The 2015 European Cup wraps in epic fashion at the Italia Surf Expo concluding a dramatic 3 event Series across Europe

This past week saw the dramatic conclusion of the European Cup, a dynamic series of events that spanned the European Continent and provided a very comprehensive challenge to the attending athletes, with diverse conditions across all 3 stops and some memorable performances from some of the World’s very best racers.

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