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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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Molokai to Oahu race 2015 – Interview with Travis Grant and Blue Planet race team photos

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This year’s M2O race was the most challenging and grueling in recent memory.

The Blue Planet 14′ x 28″ Bump Rider model was well represented and the results show that this board works great in all conditions. It excels in good downwind conditions but also glides well in light winds.
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Connor Baxter Wins Event #1 of World Tour

Connor Baxter Wins Event #1 of
World Series Tour

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The 2015 Stand Up World Series event in Barcelona was a great way to kick off the World Tour.

It was super nice to arrive to Barcelona a week and a half early before the event to relax and unpack my suit case, train and get into a routine.
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Connor Baxter wins the Technical Race at the 2015 ISA World Championships

Connor Baxter wins the Technical Race at the
2015 ISA World Championships
& Brings back Gold for Hawaii

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The 2015 ISA World Championship in Sayulita Mexico was by far one of the most fun events ever. It was the first time for team Hawaii showing up and competing. The reason why the contest was so much fun was because we had 27 different countries come together for a week long battle. It was a nice change up to be able to cheer for your fellow teammates and make game plans with them so everyone did well.
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Connor Baxter wins The 2015 St’Ives Bay Celtic Cup in UK

Connor Baxter wins The 2015 St’Ives Bay Celtic Cup in UK

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The 2015 St’Ives Bay Celtic Cup was not only a hard race, but it was freezing cold – especially being from Hawaii. The conditions were very challenging with howling winds and overcast skies. It was a 3 lap course that was about 4k each lap.
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Connor Baxter wins Lost Mills Event in Germany

Connor Baxter wins the Prestigious “Lost Mills” Event in Germany

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The 2015 “Lost Mills” Event was definitely a great way to spend the week in Germany. From the moment I landed until I left – it was jam packed with fun and some of the craziest racing.
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Olukai Ho’olaule’a Event – Recap by Connor Baxter

Connor Baxter wins the Olukai Ho’olaule’a SUP Event for the 4th Consecutive Year!!

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The 2015 Olukai Event was an amazing event. Not only was it in my backyard – but it is an epic downwind race – with the best wind and weather conditions this year.
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SIC and the famous Maliko Downwind Run

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SIC was born on Maui and has a big presence there. It is clear to see that during the Maliko downwind run SIC has the absolute best boards for these conditions. It is estimated that 90% of the field at this weekend’s 7th annual OluKai Ho’olaule’a race will be riding SIC Bullet’s, regardless of their board sponsor. It is not just the SIC boards that are expected to perform well here, SIC has a talented pool of athletes paddling in this weekends race. Continue reading ‘SIC and the famous Maliko Downwind Run’

Georges Cronsteadt Wins Air France Paddle Festival

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Last weekend Georges Cronsteadt took charge of the Air France Paddle Festival in front of all of his friends and family in Tahiti in the 24km Elite SUP Race. The 24km Elite Race Course was tough to say the least. The race began at Mahina (Pointe Vénus) with a downwind paddle which was definitely “difficult to navigate on a flatwater race board” said Georges. The race then led into the same course as the 9.5km Lagoon Course which allowed for the flatwater portion of the race up until the finish at Punaauia (Taapuna).
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Riggs Rides With The Wind

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SIC Maui ambassador Jeremy Riggs knows how to go with the flow, or wind rather. He recently got a new custom SIC Bullet just in time for the kickoff to the downwind season over in Hawaii (where he resides) and his new board looks great!
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Lina Augaitis Talks Costa Rican Adventure

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Words by SIC Maui athlete, Lina Augaitis

Welcome to a week of epic SUP surf, fun downwinders, jungle walks, great food and coffee, quaint/rustic cabinas, an amazing family and feel good vibe, jam sessions, and a whole lot of peace of mind.
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Georges Cronsteadt Finishes 3rd in Race at The Ultimate Waterman

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A huge congrats goes to our Global Team Rider Georges Cronsteadt for finishing on podium in 3rd place in the race discipline at The Ultimate Waterman. The race, and entire event for that matter, has had the most fierce and all-around amazing waterman competing against each other for the inaugural title of “The Ultimate Waterman.”
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