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October 3rd, 2013 by davi
2013 RAINBOW SANDALS BATTLE OF THE PADDLE
Recap by Connor Baxter
The 2013 Battle of the Paddle – also known as the BOP was a fantastic and exciting event. Just like last year, they kicked it off with two morning heats to eliminate so many people in the finals. In each heat there were 60 plus people and they were taking half. So as I got ready for the first heat – I knew what I had to do. Since they were taking a lot of people I knew that I didn’t have to paddle my heart out – just as hard as I needed to, to make it through. Continue reading ‘2013 Rainbow Sandals Battle of the Paddle – Recap by Connor Baxter’
September 19th, 2013 by davi
Water Warrior Beach Festival – Amphibious Assault Elite SUP Race
(or better known as Chuck Patterson’s Torture Chamber)
Recap by Connor Baxter
The 2013 Water Warriors Event put on by Chuck Patterson, was by far one of the most brutal and exhausting races I have competed in so far this year. And – that is to put it mildly.
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September 3rd, 2013 by davi
Connor wins the Overall Title in San Francisco
That is 6 out of 6 Overall Titles on the Stand Up World Series Tour
ReCap by Connor
The 2013 San Francisco America’s Cup Open was a great event. It was held at Marina Green and the event site was called the America’s Cup Village. It was right where the 45’s were racing for the Youth Cup. The Golden Gate Bridge was only a couple miles away to the west. With the fog rolling in it was sometimes covered and not visible. There were loads of boats in the bay watching all the 45’s racing. Action packed weekend.
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September 3rd, 2013 by davi
This time around the wonderful sport of Stand Up Paddling brought us to San Francisco for the Stand Up World Series America’s Cup AC Open Paddle Pro! The Prestigious America’s Cup is the second to oldest sporting event in the world behind the Olympics, running for 162 years! It was such an honor to be apart of this event with the SUWS and show the Yatching world what professional Stand Up Paddle Racing is all about! And at the same time it was such a pleasure to see what the America’s CUP had in store for us with the amazing 78foot Hydrofoiling sailboats reaching up to 48 knots maneuvering through a windsurf like Slalom course..!
Continue reading ‘2013 America’s CUP AC Open Stand Up World Series – Recap by Zane Schweitzer’
August 27th, 2013 by davi
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!
Continue reading ‘2013 Chicago Paddle Pro – Recap by Zane Schweitzer’
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.
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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.
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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
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’
June 11th, 2013 by evan
Starboard team rider Connor Baxter shares with us his SUP racing activities for 2013.
Continue reading ‘Interview with Starboard Team Rider Connor Baxter’
June 10th, 2013 by davi
Connor Wins Oleron Event.
His 3rd Straight win in the World Series giving him a 100% winning record this year!
ReCap of 2013 Standup World Series Event By Connor Baxter:
Stop 3 for the World Series in Oleron France was an amazing event. This was a two-day event and like always we had both a long distance and sprint races. The first day we kicked it off with the distance and it was about 6.5km. Last-minute a storm came through and they had to change it from 30km to 6.5km. Continue reading ‘France World Series Event – Recap by Connor Baxter’
May 28th, 2013 by davi
THE SUP RACE CUP 2013 – ST. MAXIME FRANCE
By Connor Baxter
I arrived in Nice on Thursday afternoon – 2 days before the race. But – unfortunately my Starboard Race board did not show up at the airport. Yannick, who organizes the Event, picked both Bart and me up at the airport and we drove to the Event Site. Sainte Maxime is a Mediterranean town located north of Saint Tropez.
Continue reading ‘Connor Baxter in Europe – 1st Stop France’
May 25th, 2013 by davi
This was sent us via email by Karen Baxter.
Connor Wins in France!
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