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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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The 2013 Molokai-2-Oahu Event – Recap by Connor Baxter

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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.
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Connor Baxter Wins the Maui Paddle Championships

Connor Baxter Wins the 2013 Maui Paddle Championships

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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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2013 Maui-2-Molokai 27-mile Crossing – Recap by Connor Baxter

CONNOR BAXTER WINS THE INFAMOUS “BEST DOWNWINDER”
MAUI-2-MOLOKAI 27-MILE CROSSING!

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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’

The 2013 DaHui Race – Race Recap by Connor Baxter

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.
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Interview with Starboard Team Rider Connor Baxter

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Starboard team rider Connor Baxter shares with us his SUP racing activities for 2013.
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France World Series Event – Recap by Connor Baxter

Connor Wins Oleron Event.
His 3rd Straight win in the World Series giving him a 100% winning record this year!

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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’

Connor Baxter in Europe – 1st Stop France

THE SUP RACE CUP 2013 – ST. MAXIME FRANCE

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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.
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Connor Baxter Wins in France

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Connor Wins in France!

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Interview with Starboard Team Rider Bart de Zwart

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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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Connor Baxter Wins the Olukai Ho’olaule’a

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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Ubatuba Grand Slam – Recap by Connor Baxter

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

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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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Connor Baxter wins in Abu Dhabi

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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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For Immediate Release: Benoit Carpentier Signs with Starboard

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For Immediate Release:
Benoit Carpentier Signs with Starboard

Benoit Carpentier
DOB: 15/02/1996

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’

Connor Baxter Wins The Stand Up World Series Season Opener On The Epic Iceberg Lake

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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