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Archive Page 18
December 9th, 2011 by evan
Above photo is Zane Schweitzer throwing up a winning hand sign after he clinches the win. I was sick, hurt ribs and on antibiotics but I made the drive to this race and was happy in my decision. The race was held at the Turtle Bay Resort which is a little over an hour drive each way from my house. In Hawaii, we contemplate driving anywhere over 15 minutes. To drive an hour, it’s gotta be special. Continue reading ‘2011 North Shore Challenge Surf Race’
December 7th, 2011 by evan
C4 brought out their Supzilla in full force at the Duke’s Oceanfest here in Honolulu earlier this year. Here’s a video of the C4 Waterman crew as they try to set the record for most stand up paddlers on a wave. This was taken during the 2011 Duke’s OceanFest.
Continue reading ‘The C4 Waterman SUPZILLA’
December 6th, 2011 by evan
I was talking with Karen Baxter (Connor’s mom) and she mentioned that Connor was sponsored when he was 6 years old. That was unreal. Then she shared all these crazy stories of how Connor would ride on people’s backs, front of windsurfers, etc so I asked her to send some pictures. You can see for yourself. After seeing these pictures, it’s not hard to understand why Connor is so comfortable in the ocean and why he’s been dominating in the water. Am I a Connor fan boy? Yes. Not only is he a good stand up paddler, he’s also a great guy from a nice family. I hope you enjoy these old ads that Karen sent. She also sent the captions.
Continue reading ‘Why Connor Baxter Dominates in the Water’
November 28th, 2011 by davi
Connor Wins the Overall Title in Fiji!!!
The 2011 Namotu World Paddle Challenge was a great event. The first day they started off big and ran the long distance race first. They said the race was going to be 19 miles, but it ended up being 23 miles. The race was from Natadola Beach on the main island to Namotu Island and there were about 15 of us at the starting line. We were all on 12′6″ race boards – which made the crossing that much more challenging. It was a beach start and once I heard go – it was on. Continue reading ‘2011 Namotu World Paddle Challenge Event #1 – Recap by Connor Baxter’
November 23rd, 2011 by evan
I was at Blue Planet Surf checking out their new line of SUP and surfboards and was able to get Len Barrow from the Zen Waterman Blog share his knowledge on bottom contours and configurations on surfboards and SUP surfing boards. Len explains vee, concaves and gives some history on what has brought us to the modern surfboard bottoms.
Continue reading ‘SUP Surfing Board Bottom Configurations by Len Barrow’
November 21st, 2011 by davi
This was sent to us via email by Karen Baxter.
Aloha Everyone -
During this past year Connor put together some YouTube videos I wanted to share.
Please enjoy – and pass them along to anyone else you think will enjoy. Thanks so much!!
(click thumbnail to launch video)
Continue reading ‘Connor Baxter in Action – Videos’
November 15th, 2011 by evan
Dan Gavere surfs the wake of a sternwheeler traveling thru the Columbia Gorge in Oregon/Washington on a Starboard Big EZ and the 2012 prototype Ace 14′x25″. This goes to show you can find waves in very unique places.
(click thumbnail to launch video)
November 14th, 2011 by robert
This article was originally published at the Zen Waterman Blog.
It’s been a while since our unlimited board test, where I said we would soon organize a test of 12′6″ and 14′ boards.
My friend Scotty had two 12′6 Hobie race boards and a Bark that he wanted to comparison test. I brought four more 12′6’s for a total of 7 boards to test, which worked out perfectly as seven testers showed up bright and early on a Saturday morning (Nov. 6th, 2011) to go through the rigorous 14 laps needed to test all the boards. Photos and specs of the individual boards are shown below. Unfortunately there were some wind gusts that affected times of the individual runs but because each board was tested in each run, these variations in conditions should average out over the results. Also, some of us had to run 8 rounds as someone tested the same board twice somewhere along the way, which threw everything off a little but in the end everyone toughed it out and tested all seven boards.
Continue reading ‘12′6″ SUP race board speed test by Robert Stehlik’
November 4th, 2011 by davi
Blue Planet Surf brings you free clinics and board demos with safety, board design, advanced paddle technique clinics for intermediate and advanced paddlers and a introduction to SUP for first timers. Try our demo fleet for free, learn beginner and advanced paddle technique at the clinics and get advice on equipment. Demo boards by Blue Planet, Starboards, Riviera, Aquaglide, C4 Waterman, Paddle Surf Hawaii, Dennis Pang, Everpaddle, and more, including SUP race boards, click here for our most current list of rental boards. Hosted by Blue Planet Surf Shop, Wet Feet and other guest businesses.
Continue reading ‘SUP Clinic this Sunday, Nov.6th , 8-10 am’
November 1st, 2011 by davi
Give the B.E.S.T. gifts this holiday season!
Now that Halloween is behind us, it is time to kick-off the holidays with a bang! C4 Waterman is pleased to announce our new promotion The 12 Coupons of Christmas. Continue reading ‘12 Coupons of Christmas – Holiday Specials from C4 Waterman’
November 1st, 2011 by evan
Robert Stehlik shows us some useful products developed by Blue Planet Surf. These include an epoxy ‘ding stick’, clear, smooth rail tape, and a couple of new fins for downwind racing.
Continue reading ‘New Blue Planet Surf SUP Products’
November 1st, 2011 by evan
The highly anticipated 2012 Starboard SUP catalog is now released. Can’t wait to try out the new boards. More info coming soon.
Click here to download