Alagoas Pro Grand Slam
SUP World Series Opener
SUP World Tour
29 March - 6 April, 2014
Connor Baxter & Angela Jackson finish strong
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 7 April, 2014 - Connor Baxter (Starboard) put on a dominant performance today on the second day of action here at the Stand Up World Series component of the Alagoas Pro Grand Slam.
The technical long distance course saw athletes face a bit of everything, from upwind to downwind legs and from a buoy turn in the surf to a fast paced section in the lagoon in front of the Hotel Ponta verde, the course provided a test of the athletes' complete skill set.
A dramatic start saw the usual suspects power of the beach, with Connor Baxter soon establishing the lead, with a core pack of the World's best such as Jake Jenson (Fanatic), Kai Lenny (Naish), Kody Kerbox (Naish) and Zane Schweitzer (Starboard) right on him through the first leg.
As the fleet headed down the downwind stretch, Connor started to break away, and only strengthened his position through the rest of the course to take a dramatic win here on day 2 of the Alagoas Pro Grand Slam. With a 1st in the sprints and long distance, it was a clean sweep for the young Champion.
Angela Jackson (Fanatic) starts the year off in style here in Praia do Frances, with a first in both the sprints and long distance races here at the Alagoas Pro Grand Slam, taking the overall win for the event.
Angela's winter training is certainly paying off, as she built a healthy lead throughout the technical long distance course and powered her way through both the upwind and downwind legs of the course to take the victory. There is no doubt that Angela will be a major threat here on the World Series in 2014.
See the full results on the Waterman League website.