Connor Baxter dominates at Camp David World Cup
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 22 July, 2014 - Connor Baxter (Starboard) put on an impressive performance today to take the win in the long distance race for the final day of action here at the Camp David World Cup of SUP, Stop 3 of the 2014 Stand Up World Series.
This combined with his second place in the World Series Sprints, also secured him the overall win for this all important stop of the World Series, as we now reach the year midpoint.
With howling winds justing up to 25knts, the course was adapted to make the best of the conditions, offering the athletes an incredible downwind run, mixed with a finishing triangle course to complete the distance that also had an intense upwind section.
The downwind run was world class, while the upwind leg was nothing short of grueling, offering a very complete challenge for the assembled athletes, making them dig deep to come out on top.
Connor did just this, as he bided his time on the downwind leg, taking the lead towards the tail end, then going into overdrive on the upwind leg, extending his lead and keeping it through the two lap triangle course to take a convincing win here on the final day of action.
This win, coupled with his second place in the sprints yesterday was enough for him to take the overall win for the event, his second out of three so far this season, meaning that he remains the man to beat in the yellow jersey as we look ahead to Huntington Beach in October for Stop 4 of the World Series.
1. Connor Baxter (Starboard): Hawaii
2. Kai Lenny (Naish): Hawaii
3. Jake Jensen (Fanatic): Australia
4. Zane Schweitzer (Starboard); Hawaii]
5. Casper Steinfath (Naish): Denmark