Archive for the 'Pro Updates' Category
May 16th, 2013 by evan
Here’s an interview with Starboard team rider Bart de Zwart where he shares with us SUP racing activities for 2013. But first, let’s take a look at Bart’s official profile from Starboard.
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May 12th, 2013 by davi
Connor Baxter Wins the Olukai Ho’olaule’a Event – and Defends his 2012 Title!!
Re-Cap of Event – by Connor Baxter
The Olukai Ho’olaule’a is a great event. Every year paddlers look forward to competing at this event in the infamous Maliko downwinder.
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April 29th, 2013 by davi
Connor Baxter wins both the Sprint Racing and Long Distance Race for a clean sweep – Claiming the Overall Title at the Ubatuba Grand Slam.
Story: by Connor Baxter
The 2013 Ubatuba Grand Slam was by far the biggest turnout on the Standup World Series. From the first day of the sprints to the last seconds of the event when they took the tents down, there were a lot of spectators there to support and cheer us on.
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April 20th, 2013 by davi
Story by Connor Baxter
The 2013 Abu Dhabi All-Star event was amazing. It started off with a long trip across the world. There were only 18 competitors invited to this event. We got to surf in a wave pool called Wadi Adventures. The waves were about head high and we could go left, right, or have a closeout. The first round we all got three lefts, then three rights and last three closeouts. They took the top one score from each type of waves and the top six from that made it to the quarters. Unfortunately I did not make that cut but felt like I was surfing good.
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March 26th, 2013 by davi
For Immediate Release:
Benoit Carpentier Signs with Starboard
Starboard is pleased to announce that Benoit Carpentier of Brest, France will join the 2013 International SUP Dream Team. Coming off a competitive 2012 season (7th overall on the Stand Up World Tour), the young Frenchman will look to take his skills to the next level by riding Starboard’s highly technical, lightweight, and stable carbon fiber Surf Pro SUP production boards. Continue reading ‘For Immediate Release: Benoit Carpentier Signs with Starboard’
March 23rd, 2013 by davi
Event Update by Connor Baxter
The 2013 Patagonia Chile event was amazing. It started off with a lot of traveling and long car rides. On the way to Patagonia, I saw more sheep and llamas and alpacas than I did people – we were in the middle of nowhere. Once we finally got to this beautiful place the water was freezing and the air was cold – but it was perfect racing conditions.
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December 27th, 2012 by evan
Here’s an interview with Turtle Bay ambassador and 2012 Stand Up World Series champion Kai Lenny. Kai shares some of his experiences in stand up paddle racing, surfing at Jaws and wipeouts.
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December 21st, 2012 by evan
Starboard team rider Connor Baxter gives us a recap of his race at the 2012 Turtle Bay Challenge and also shares some recent surfing sessions including a wipeout at Jaws.
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September 26th, 2012 by evan
Here is an interview with C4 Ambassador and river SUP pioneer Charlie MacArthur. Charlie is regarded as C4’s “Mauka to Makai” guru. He shares with us how he got started on SUP and also some tips on stand up paddling in rivers and whitewater rapids. Continue reading ‘Interview with C4 Waterman Ambassador Charlie MacArthur’
September 11th, 2012 by evan
As I was leaving the finish, I ran into Scott Trudon who gave me some insight into his race experience at the 2012 Molokai 2 Oahu Paddleboard Championships. Scott competed in the SUP 3-man division with teammates Mark Raaphorst and Junya McGurn. Mark is the mind and energy behind the SIC brand of race boards and these guys are in great shape. Scott told he he’s 54 years old but you would never be able to tell that when racing him because he’s still so darn fast and he’s still in top athletic shape.
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September 3rd, 2012 by evan
I caught up with Dave Kalama at the 2012 Molokai 2 Oahu Paddleboard Championships. Dave was the SUP unlimited division runner up to Connor Baxter by 30 seconds. They battled back and forth the entire 30 something miles and it came down to the absolute finish where Connor won by a hundred yards or so.
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August 30th, 2012 by evan
I caught up with Connor Baxter, winner of the SUP unlimited division of the 2012 Molokai 2 Oahu Paddleboard Championships and got his perspective on the race and how he won. It’s even more impressive because the previous week he had strep throat and was out of commission. Looks like the teens have taken over the race world and Connor is leading the way.
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August 16th, 2012 by davi
Connor gets straight Bullets in the Long Distance and Sprint Race Course – and takes the Overall Title at the World Series Event!!!
World Series Event – recap Connor Baxter:
The 2012 Turtle Bay contest was super sick and a lot of fun. It was a two day event with the long distance and the sprint race.
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August 2nd, 2012 by davi
For the Second Consecutive Year – Connor wins the Molokai-2-Oahu World Championships – and beats his own record set last year by over 13 minutes.
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July 18th, 2012 by davi
Kauai Waterwoman Mariko Strickland Issues Challenge & Welcomes Paddlers to Kauai
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
HONOLULU (July, 18, 2012) — This Saturday, July 21, C4 Waterman Ambassador Mariko Strickland will be joined by more than one hundred paddlers to race the 17-mile Na Pali coastline on the northern shore of Kauai. As the event’s defending women’s stand-up paddle (SUP) champion and a resident of the island, Mariko’s local knowledge of this pristine course will set the bar.
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