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Connor Wins The 2014 Molokai to Oahu World Championships

CONNOR BAXTER WINS
THE MOLOKAI-2-OAHU WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
AND BREAKS HIS OWN WORLD RECORD

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The 2014 Molokai to Oahu was a great event. We went over to Molokai on our boat three days before the event. It was nice to just relax and take it all in before the grueling 32-mile channel crossing. The night before my mom made her traditional competition meal, I got a good night rest and was ready to go the next morning. We loaded the boat with our provisions and I got ready to go to the start line. I did a little warm-up paddle to make sure I was ready to go and then I lined up on the starting line after the prone paddlers left. Continue reading ‘Connor Wins The 2014 Molokai to Oahu World Championships’

Connor Wins the Maui-2-Molokai Championships

Connor Baxter Wins
The Maui-2-Molokai Championships
For the 6th Consecutive Year!

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RECAP BY CONNOR:

The 2014 Maui-2-Molokai World Cup Championships was a great event. We all got up early – 5:00am – so that we could gas up the boat and get over to Mala Wharf to launch our boat. My dad, mom, sister and girlfriend were all on the boat to cheer me on. Continue reading ‘Connor Wins the Maui-2-Molokai Championships’

Starboard’s Zane Schweitzer Talks about Winning Oleron

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Congratulations again to Zane Schweitzer for his outstanding performance in Oleron, France. Zane provides us with his feedback on the event, the lead up to participating and his exciting trip to the 1st position on the podium. Continue reading ‘Starboard’s Zane Schweitzer Talks about Winning Oleron’

SIC’s Jeremy Riggs’ Father’s Day Downwinder

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SIC’s Jeremy Riggs had an awesome Father’s Day last weekend! He was able to take his daughter Natalie out on a downwind run. Here is what Jeremy had to say: Continue reading ‘SIC’s Jeremy Riggs’ Father’s Day Downwinder’

Connor Baxter Stars in a Movie at the Maui Film Festival

This was sent to us via email by Karen Baxter.

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Aloha Everyone -

Connor will be starring in a movie at the Maui Film Festival in a couple weeks. Hope to see you all there!!

H2mexicO – is to premier on Thursday June 5th at 10:00pm.
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Connor Baxter Soars to 3rd Olukai Ho’olaule’a Win

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The 2014 Olukai Ho’olaule’a was a great event. It might not be obvious to everyone there, but the Olukai team invests maybe as much time in doing a community service as it does on the race days. This year as they closed out their 6th annual Ho’olaule’a they shared a giveback day at Kaheawa Wind mills. More than 75 of the OluKai ‘Ohana planted 30 Koa trees. As the racers headed home, the Olukai ohana was hard at work. Mahalo, from one of the “Maui Boyz.” Continue reading ‘Connor Baxter Soars to 3rd Olukai Ho’olaule’a Win’

Connor and Ashley at the Newport Film Festival

This was sent to us via email by Karen Baxter.

Aloha All -

If you live in Southern California – here is a treat. Well – of course I think so!!!

The Newport Film Festival presents!!

Connor will be in California for the debut of the film he is starring in on Monday, April 28th. The film is – H2mexicO. Continue reading ‘Connor and Ashley at the Newport Film Festival’

Team S.I.C. Maui Hits the Road and Talks Story… (Video)

The S.I.C. Maui crew is a big family and when they were all in Southern California for the Battle of the Paddle they produced this video. The team discussed paddle board design, downwinding, SUP racing and having fun. The team goes paddle boarding in San Francisco, Lake Tahoe and Maui Hawaii. Continue reading ‘Team S.I.C. Maui Hits the Road and Talks Story… (Video)’

2013 Rainbow Sandals Battle of the Paddle – Recap by Connor Baxter

2013 RAINBOW SANDALS BATTLE OF THE PADDLE

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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’

Connor Baxter Wins the Water Warrior Amphibious Assault Elite SUP Race

Water Warrior Beach Festival – Amphibious Assault Elite SUP Race
(or better known as Chuck Patterson’s Torture Chamber)

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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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Connor Baxter wins the Overall Title in San Francisco

Connor wins the Overall Title in San Francisco
That is 6 out of 6 Overall Titles on the Stand Up World Series Tour

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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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2013 America’s CUP AC Open Stand Up World Series – Recap by Zane Schweitzer

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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..!
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2013 Chicago Paddle Pro – Recap by Zane Schweitzer

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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!
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Connor Wins Overall Title in Chicago

Connor Baxter Wins Overall Title at the Stand Up World Series – Chicago
His 5th Straight Overall Title!

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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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Connor Wins the Ultimate SUP Showdown

CONNOR BAXTER WINS THE “ULTIMATE SUP SHOWDOWN”!

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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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