Portrait Connor Baxter

Connor Baxter


Raised on the water, Connor began competing in windsurfing and surfing events at the age of 8.
By 14, he was surfing the biggest waves in the world - becoming the youngest person to ever windsurf the infamous Jaws break.

At 16, Connor shifted his focus to Stand-Up Paddle and immediately became the sport’s prodigy after setting a world record at the Molokai-2-Oahu World Championships, 4 minutes ahead of the closest competitor.

Now 22, Connor’s accolades have only grown more impressive. He is the Stand Up Paddle World Champion, the Fastest Paddler on Earth, two-time SUP Athlete of the Year, four-time Male Paddler of the Year, Battle of the Paddle Champion, two-time Pacific Paddle Games Champion and has more than 100 1st place finishes.

With the prime of his career ahead of him, Connor has become the trailblazer for the world’s fastest growing water sport.

Home Town: Maui, Hawaii

Sponsors: Starboard, Salt Life, Maui Jim, Future Fins, and Harmless Harvest

Hero(s): Dave Kalama, Danny Ching and Laird Hamilton

Favorite Discipline: Sup Surfing

Favorite Sup Spot: Hookipa

Favorite Equipment

Board: 7'2" Starboard InZane & 12'6" Starboard AllStar

Paddle: Starboard Enduro Paddle & Starboard Bolt Paddle

Awards and Accolades

2x World Champion, SUP World Series - 2014 & 2016
3x Ranked #1 in World - 2014, 2015 & 2016
7x Maui-2-Molokai World Cup of SUP Champion -
2010 through 2016 (World Record Holder)
2x Fastest Paddler on Earth - 2013 & 2016
4x Male Paddler of the Year - 2011, 2012, 2014 &
2x Paci c Paddle Games Champion - 2015 & 2016
5x Olukai Champion - 2012 through 2016
Battle of the Paddle Champion - 2011 »Youngest Champion Ever, 17 Years
RedBull Heavy Water Champion - 2016
2x SUP Athlete of the Year - 2012 & 2013
3x Molokai-2-Oahu Paddleboard World Champion - 2011, 2012 & 2014

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