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5 Tips To Improve Paddle Stroke

In stand up paddle boarding, having a good paddle stroke is crucial to seeing results and improving skill level. Many of stand up paddling's top athletes stress that the paddle stroke is one of the most important, if not the most important, tool to master when paddling. We caught up with many of stand up paddling's best athletes to get some tips on how to have a great paddle stroke. See what they had to say...

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What To Do Before Your First Downwinder

Downwind paddling on a stand up paddle board (SUP) is one of the funnest ways you can choose to ride your SUP. But, downwinders are harder than they look. One of the most decorated downwind paddlers in the world, Maui’s Connor Baxter, gives us some tips on what you need to know before attempting your first run.

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Darkhorses & Vets Take Over 2018 Pacific Paddle Games

Last weekend the Pacific Paddle Games attracted the majority of the World’s best and brightest competitive paddlers for the grand finale of the SUP racing season. The weekend was action packed and did not disappoint. Here’s how it all went down:

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Stormy Sprints in Long Beach showcase Athletes' Grit & Determination

What a show! Tuesday’s Sprints in Long Beach, NY are a perfect showcase to the power of the World Title athletes' sheer talent, focus and determination. Stormy conditions with thunder rumbling in the distance, created Tuesday’s race course with ample rain, whitewater conditions and wind.

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Storms & Swells Take Over 10th Annual Olukai Ho’olaule’a

In a wet and stormy weekend on Maui the 10th Annual Olukai Ho’olaule’a took place in massive swells and rough conditions. The race was originally set to take place on Saturday but due to the conditions event organizers decided to hold off ’til Sunday in hopes that conditions would clean up a bit.

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Champions Crowned At The 2017 Pacific Paddle Games

The 2017 Pacific Paddle Games hit the shores of Doheny State Beach early on Saturday, September 30. As sunrise approached, fog came creeping in along the Southern California Coast, but just as races began, the gloom burned off and the sun broke through, setting the stage for a beautiful PPG weekend. 

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Connor Baxter Makes History Winning 8th Straight M2M

Connor Baxter just made history in the stand up paddling world as he just recently won his 8th consecutive Maui-2-Molokai event, claiming the longest winning streak in SUP. Here, Baxter recounts his historic win.

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The Fastest Man on a Paddle Board?

Connor Baxter is making a name for himself in water sports. The twenty-two-year-old Maui-born waterman is fast becoming recognized as stand up paddle boarding’s elite male athlete, owning an impressive list of first-place finishes, including winning the overall 2016 APP World Tour title.

Connor Baxter Claims Victory In Red Bull Heavy Water & Secures 2016 World Title

The first ever Red Bull Heavy Water stand up paddle board race saw optimal weather conditions with sunny skies and challenging conditions of 6-8ft waves in San Francisco on Wednesday. 15 of the world’s best watermen were tasked to a grueling 12km (7.5 miles) battle of athleticism, with the ultimate victor Connor Baxter, 22, of Maui, HI, crowned Champion of Red Bull Heavy Water.

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Baxter & Appleby Conquer Field (Again) At 2016 Pacific Paddle Games

Standup paddling’s biggest weekend of the year culminated Sunday with the dramatic final rounds of the 2016 Pacific Paddle Games presented by Salt Life. With the biggest prize in standup paddling on the line, the world’s best paddlers put on a show that will be talked about for months. At the end of the day, it was Connor Baxter and Candice Appleby who were crowned overall champions at #PPG2016 for the second year in a row – each taking home a cool $8,000.

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