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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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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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Interview with Travis Grant at the 2016 Cline Mann Memorial Paddleboard Race

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I caught up with Travis Grant at the 2016 Cline Mann Memorial Paddleboard Race. Travis shares his thoughts on the race, his preparation and training, as well as his new “Tahitian-Style” paddle stroke technique.
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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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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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Kainoa McGee Ohana Surf Project Mobile Command Center

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I got a first hand tour of the mobile command center for Kainoa McGee’s Ohana Surf Project. Sean Anderson shows us both the Mercedes Sprinter van and the school bus looking board van. I have to say that I was impressed. This was the first time I’ve seen a Mercedes Sprinter used for a surf school. Definitely first class.
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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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