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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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SIC Maui Releases New Downwind Board

SIC Maui announces the release of their all new competitive downwind race board, the Bayonet. Developed through ongoing collaboration between SIC Shaper Mark Raaphorst and the SIC team athletes, the Bayonet offers experienced paddlers a high performance downwind board like none other before.

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La Ventana Classic Returns to Baja for 2018

This winter escape to warm weather, downwind racing and good times. Enjoy the La Ventana Classic, an adventurous and unique windsport and paddle sport event. Set for January 17-21, 2018 in Baja Sur, Mexico, at a stunning event site situated between the azure beauty of the Sea of Cortez and rustic foothills of the Sierra de la Laguna mountain range.

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King of the Cut Announces Live Tracking for Competitors

This weekend on Saturday December 2, Australia’s most prestigious Stand Up Paddle (SUP) race and the word’s fastest downwinder, the Stand Up Surf Shop King of the Cut, is going down. For the first time, competitors will wear tracking devices and can be followed in real time.

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Kai Lenny Downwinds for Environmental Change

Six-time Stand Up Paddle (SUP) Boarding World Champion, Kai Lenny, recently completed a challenging downwind journey across the Hawaiian Islands in an effort to raise awareness around the rising issue of plastic pollution.

2017 La Ventana Classic Raises Over $25K

At the end of January the annual event, the La Ventana Classic, hit the shores and waters of Baja Sur, Mexico to throw a killer event that is fun for everyone, but also to raise money for the local community. In 2017 the event was able to raise $25,000 USD for local students!

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King & Queen of the Cut Crowned

Over 130 international, interstate and local competitors gathered for the World’s fastest downwind paddle race, the King of the Cut Race on Sunday, December 4, 2016 in Mandurah, Western Australia. Near perfect conditions blew in for the 24-kilometre race with southerly winds at 18 to 20 knots.

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9th Annual La Ventana Classic Happening In January

This winter escape to warm weather and good times. Enjoy the La Ventana Classic, a somewhat raucous, adventurous and unique windsport/paddle sport event. Set for January 25-29, 2017 in Baja Sur, Mexico, at a stunning event site situated between the azure beauty of the Sea of Cortez and rustic foothills of the Sierra de la Laguna mountain range.

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Connor Baxter Attacked By Shark While SUP Foiling

While on a Maliko downwind run off the coast of Maui, Hawaii with friends Zane Schweitzer and Alex Aguera, Connor Baxter found himself in a very scary situation. While on his Starboard SUP foil, Connor Baxter was attacked from behind by a 10 foot tiger shark.

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Top Must Do SUP Downwinders

As we sit in the heat of downwind season we've decided to compile a list of the top must-do downwinders around the world. We teamed up with the crew at SIC Maui who've built some of the best downwind boards on the market, so they know a thing-or-two about a good downwind run when they see it.

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Connor Baxter Wins 7th Straight Victory At 2016 Maui 2 Molokai

Connor Baxter just won his 7th straight victory at the 2016 Maui-2-Molokai race over the weekend making history as he extends the longest winning streak in the men’s sport. Not only has Connor never lost this race, but nobody else has ever won it. Connor took out the inaugural event as a scrawny teenager at 15-years-old back in 2010, and he has triumphed every year since. Hear all about the win from Connor himself here.

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