Monday, July 22, 2013

RESULTS; Connor Baxter, Andrea Moller Win The Maui Paddle Championships |

The 8th Annual Maui Paddle Championships and Connor Baxter wins. Again. Conditions improved throughout the day making for some fast times, with Connor crossing the line in 1:02, three minutes ahead of Jeremy Riggs. Young gun Travis Baptiste absolutely blitzed it on his 12’6, recording a very impressive time and finishing ahead of almost all the unlimited boards. Meanwhile Maui local Kody Kerbox took out the big battle of the 14 footers, claiming the division win ahead of Aussie Paul Jackson.

Connor Baxter paddling the final hundred metres on his way to victory. You can see Jeremy Riggs in the background just about to enter the Harbor. Have a look at the bumps out to sea – despite predictions of light winds, the conditions definitely improved throughout the day and made for some fast times (photo © Jimmie Hepp)

Andrea Moller claimed the win on the women’s side, beating home Devin Blish and Terrene Black. The Downwind Queen was in a class of her own and showed why she’ll be tough to beat in next week’s big Molokai race. The Brazilian-turned-Maui local was five minutes ahead of Blish and finished 14th overall, beating most of the men over the line. Devin’s time was also impressive, as she was on a 14 footer even though she was competing in the elite unlimited class.  More; [RESULTS] Connor Baxter, Andrea Moller Win The Maui Paddle Championships |
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