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Connor Wins Gold at the 2019 Pan American Games – Event Recap by Connor Baxter

Connor Wins Gold at the 2019 Pan American Games

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The 2019 Pan American Games is an event that made history for Stand Up Paddling and Surfing and is forever engraved in my mind. For the people that aren’t familiar with this event – it’s a mini Olympics that happens every 4 years that’s always one year before the Olympic Games, but it’s only for the America’s, so from Canada to the bottom of South America. This year it was hosted in Peru and it was the first year Surfing and Stand Up Paddling have ever been included.
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Blue Planet Balance Surfer

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Introducing the Blue Planet Balance Surfer, a new product launching on Kickstarter now, for details: http://kck.st/2lfc84l

What initially started as a quest for comfort, has now evolved into a patent-pending design that provides 3 different levels of balance challenge in 1 tool-less Board. Competing and training for long-distance​ races like the Molokai to Oahu race kept me in shape but I was still experiencing back and neck discomfort after long days at my computer. Continue reading ‘Blue Planet Balance Surfer’

The New York SUP Open returns from the 31st August – 7th September delivering something for everyone

The New York SUP Open will kick off in Long Beach on Labor Day weekend for a celebration of the sport in all its glory

Ericeira, Portugal, Thursday 11th July 2019: The New York SUP Open returns in 2019 to bring the World’s very best SUP Surf and Racing athletes to New York for a week of intense World Championship Tour competition, competitive Pro-am Racing as well as Amateur and Entry Level participation open to all.

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Sunset Beach Pro presented by Local Motion provides challenging opening rounds & stand out performances

Day 1 of the Sunset Beach Pro provides a challenging day of conditions for the APP World Tour athletes

Sunset Beach, Oahu: 13th February 2019: After a dramatic storm that hit the islands over the past weekend bringing giant swell and storm strength winds to the North Shore of Oahu, today, conditions proved challengeable, but manageable, with enough scoring potential to be able to get underway with the opening rounds of competition.

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Sunset Beach Pro Entries are now open as APP World Tour secures the next 3 years for this prestigious event on the North Shore

The Sunset Beach Pro is back and entries are open! The future for this legacy filled World Tour Opener is secured for the next 3 years

Sunset Beach, Oahu, Wednesday 9th January: Entries are now officially open for the 2019 APP World Tour Opener at Sunset Beach on the North Shore of Oahu, with a holding period going from the 11th – 23rd February 2019.

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Gran Canaria Pro-Am is set to kick off as early as Wednesday 12th December as the World’s best congregate for the final battle of the season

Gran Canaria Pro-Am is officially open today, with the World’s best now on island and competition set to kick off as early as tomorrow

After a dramatic close to the APP World Tour Racing season that saw France’s Arthur Arutkin and the American, Shae Foudy take dramatic victories and secure their first World Titles, all eyes now turn to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria for the final stop of the APP World Surfing Tour: the Gran Canaria Pro-Am. Held on the North Shore of Gran Canaria, the location offers great surf and warm water, all set to a back drop of the bustling City of Las Palmas and providing the ideal close for the Tour in 2018.

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Red Bull Heavy Water comes to the end of its Weather Window without sufficient conditions to run

RED BULL HEAVY WATER 2018 POSTPONEMENT DUE TO LACK OF SUITABLE CONDITIONS FOR EVENT TO BE HELD

San Francisco, Calif. (Oct. 29, 2018) – Due to unfavorable swell conditions, Red Bull Heavy Water has been postponed until 2019. We thank everyone involved for their patience and understanding.

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Connor wins the Overall Title of The New York SUP Open – Event Recap by Connor Baxter

Connor wins the Overall Title
of The New York SUP Open
Presented by the APP World Tour

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The New York SUP Open was an incredible event and definitely a bucket list of a race. This was the second stop of the APP World Tour after London and they did it again with an amazing race around the Statue of Liberty.
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Connor takes out the Kerama Blue Cup in Japan – Event Recap by Connor Baxter

Connor takes out the Kerama Blue Cup in Japan

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The 2018 Kerama Blue Cup was an event to remember, with its stunning blue water and amazing island life style. It was definitely a mission to get here for me coming from Hawaii with 20 hours of traveling to Okinawa. Then jumping on a 3 hour ferry ride to some incredible islands that reminded me of back home.
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Connor Baxter Wins the 2018 OluKai Ho’olaule’a – Event Recap by Connor Baxter

Connor Baxter Wins the 2018 OluKai Ho’olaule’a

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The 2018 Olukai was another great event with some crazy conditions that we will be talking about for years to come!

The race was originally supposed to be on Saturday, but with the crazy north winds and lots of rain it was postponed until Sunday. I woke up early to have the meeting about doing either a course race or the traditional downwinder. The decision was made and I headed towards Maliko for an 11:30 start. Continue reading ‘Connor Baxter Wins the 2018 OluKai Ho’olaule’a – Event Recap by Connor Baxter’

Mo Freitas and Fiona Wylde are crowned Overall APP World Champions across Surfing & Racing

Mo Freitas caps off a strong year with a 2nd place in Racing, 4th place in Surfing to capture the Overall APP World Title

The trajectory of Mo Freitas towards becoming one of the most well rounded athletes in the sport has been astonishing. it all started with his breakthrough win back in 2012 at the Ubatuba Pro where he took the world by storm with the most progressive SUP Surfing to date, to take down the soon to be crowned, and first ever Brazilian World Champion, Leco Salazar.

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Red Bull Heavy Water Teams Up With Spoondrift & Mapbox to Revolutionize Ocean Sports for Athletes & Fans

Red Bull Heavy Water Teams Up With Spoondrift and Mapbox to Revolutionize Ocean Sports for Athletes and Fans

Featuring Real Time Data Analysis and State of the Art Safety Technology, 26+ of the World’s Top Watermen Return to Compete in the San Francisco Bay in October 2017

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Connor Baxter Wins The Battle of the Bay – Event Recap by Connor Baxter

Connor Wins the “Battle of the Bay”

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This year’s Battle of the Bay in San Francisco was an epic grind. The day started off beautiful without a cloud in the sky and the conditions were ramping up to be super fun for the afternoon with some wind. It was going to be a full day with the a 8 mile distance race in the morning and then a 4 mile course race in the afternoon.
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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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