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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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Upcoming Blue Planet Surf SUP Clinics and Demo Days

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Blue Planet is offering Stand Up Paddle clinics and board demos in Ocean City, Maryland on Saturday June 29th and Sylvan Lake, Alberta, Canada on July 5,6,7.
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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’

Blue Planet 9′0″ x 29″ Rockn’ Roller SUP Surfboard

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I recently did a demo of the Blue Planet 9′0″ x 29″ “Rockn’ Roller” stand up paddle surfboard. The board is able to float a rider up to 220 lbs but the caveat is that if you’re over 200 lbs your balance needs to be really good, especially if your conditions are choppy. Continue reading ‘Blue Planet 9′0″ x 29″ Rockn’ Roller SUP Surfboard’

S.I.C. Bullet 12′6″ TWCC SUP Race Board

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The new production S.I.C. Bullet 12′6″ stand up paddle race board have been on the market for a few months. This one has a fixed fin setup while the one I got back in 2011 had the steering system (A.S.S.) installed. Continue reading ‘S.I.C. Bullet 12′6″ TWCC SUP Race Board’

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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Starboard 2013 9′0″ x 33″ Hero SUP Surfboard

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I recently had the chance to try out the Starboard 9′0″ x 33″ Hero stand up paddle surfboard and it’s my favorite Starboard SUP board for the south shore so in the past few years. I like this board better than the 9′5″ wide point. I haven’t tried the smaller wide point yet. Continue reading ‘Starboard 2013 9′0″ x 33″ Hero SUP Surfboard’

Connor Baxter Wins in France

This was sent us via email by Karen Baxter.

Connor Wins in France!

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Blue Planet 9′6″ x 30″ Nalu SUP Surfboard

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The Blue Planet 9′6″ x 30″ “Nalu” stand up paddle surfboard is my favorite Blue Planet board I’ve tried so far. The board reminds me of a classic longboard shape and rides very predictably. I like the wide nose because it adds a bit more floatation and stability. The rounded pintail turns nicely and the two other guys that tested it with me thought the same things. Continue reading ‘Blue Planet 9′6″ x 30″ Nalu SUP Surfboard’

Evolve “Pintail” Electric Skateboard Review

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I recently purchased an Evolve “Pintail” electric skateboard from Evolve Asia. This is the third electric skateboard I’ve bought so far. The first was the Altered Electric M6 800 which I got from Robert at Blue Planet Surf. I actually got 2 of those because I thought it would be fun for two people to ride together. Continue reading ‘Evolve “Pintail” Electric Skateboard Review’

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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