Brekkie Bites #015: What are the sport’s all-time greatest WINNING STREAKS? 🤔

 

Connor Baxter currently holds the greatest winning streak in the sport

Good morning and welcome to your breakfast briefing for Thursday, November 1.

In honour of Larry Cain’s fifth-straight Chattajack crown last Saturday, today we’re chatting winning streaks.

 


 

HISTORIC WINNING STREAKS

Larry Cain’s incredible title in Tennessee on the weekend got me thinking: What are the longest winning streaks in the sport of stand up paddelboarding?

This is by no means a complete list, but here are a few that immediately spring to mind. Know of some others? Leave a comment on Facebook and let me know.

If we extend this into SUP surfing or even prone paddleboarding (Jamie Mitchell’s “Decade of Dominance,” for example) then the list would be even bigger, but for now I’m focusing purely on SUP racing.

I’m also considering a “World Records” section on SUP Racer that could officially house all the incredible achievements in this sport. What do you think?
 
CONNOR BAXTER 9x M2M
ATHLETE: Connor Baxter (Hawaii)
EVENT: Maui2Molokai (Hawaii)
YEARS: 2010-2018
STATUS: Alive (will Connor hit 10x next year?)
 
ANDREA MOLLER 7x OLUKAI
ATHLETE: Andrea Moller (Brazil/Hawaii)
EVENT: OluKai Ho’olaule’a (Hawaii)
YEARS: 2009-2015
STATUS: Dead (ended by injury, and Sonni Honscheid, in 2016)
 
LARRY CAIN 5x CHATTAJACK
ATHLETE: Larry Cain (Canada)
EVENT: Chattajack (USA)
YEARS: 2014-2018
STATUS: Alive (Larry could extend it next year)
 
ANNABEL ANDERSON 5x CAROLINA CUP
ATHLETE: Annabel Anderson (New Zealand)
EVENT: Carolina Cup (USA)
YEARS: 2013-2017
STATUS: Dead (ended by injury, and Sonni Honscheid, in 2018)
 
KARLA GILBERT 5x 12 TOWERS
ATHLETE: Karla Gilbert (Australia)
EVENT: 12 Towers (Australia)
YEARS: 2013-2017
STATUS: Dead (ended by Yuka Sato in 2018)
 
CONNOR BAXTER 5x OLUKAI
ATHLETE: Connor Baxter (Hawaii)
EVENT: OluKai Ho’olaule’a (Hawaii)
YEARS: 2012-2016
STATUS: Dead (ended by James Casey on a modified course in 2017)
 

Larry Cain en route to #5 at Chattajack (photo: Lawson Whitaker)

 
DANNY CHING 4x BATTLE OF THE PADDLE (DISTANCE)
ATHLETE: Danny Ching (USA)
EVENT: Battle of the Paddle – Distance Race (USA)
YEARS: 2009-2012
STATUS: Dead (ended by Travis Grant in 2013)
Note: could be considered 6x if you include Danny’s 2x distance race victories at the Battle of the Paddle Hawaii (2010, 2011)
 
BART DE ZWART 3x 11 CITIES
ATHLETE: Bart de Zwart (Netherlands)
EVENT: SUP 11 City Tour (Netherlands)
YEARS: 2010-2012 (he won a fouth title in 2014)
STATUS: Dead (ended by Peter Bartl in 2013)
 
DANNY CHING 3x CAROLINA CUP
ATHLETE: Danny Ching (USA)
EVENT: Carolina Cup (USA)
YEARS: 2012-2014
STATUS: Dead (ended by Travis Grant in 2015)
 
SONNI HONSCHEID 3x MOLOKAI
ATHLETE: Sonni Honscheid (Germany)
EVENT: Molokai-2-Oahu (Hawaii)
YEARS: 2014-2016
STATUS: Dead (ended by Penelope Strickland in 2017; Sonni didn’t defend)
 
SONNI HONSCHEID 3x LOST MILLS
ATHLETE: Sonni Honscheid (Germany)
EVENT: Lost Mills (Germany)
YEARS: 2014-2017
STATUS: Dead (ended by event cancellation)
 
CONNOR BAXTER 3x PPGS
ATHLETE: Connor Baxter (Hawaii)
EVENT: Pacific Paddle Games (USA)
YEARS: 2015-2017
STATUS: Dead (ended by Lincoln Dews in 2018)
 
TRAVIS BAPTISTE 3x MOLOKAI (STOCK)
ATHLETE: Travis Baptiste (Hawaii)
EVENT: Molokai-2-Oahu stock division (Hawaii)
YEARS: 2013-2015
STATUS: Dead (ended by Nuihiti Buillard in 2016)
 
FIONA WYLDE 3x GORGE (DOWNWINDER)
ATHLETE: Fiona Wylde (USA)
EVENT: Gorge Paddle Challenge – Double Downwinder (USA)
STATUS: Alive
YEARS: 2016-2018

Fiona Wylde has dominated the Gorge Paddle Challenge in recent years

 


 

LEADERBOARD

1st: Connor Baxter (9x M2M) *
2nd: Andrea Moller (7x OluKai)
3rd: Larry Cain (5x Chattajack) *
3rd: Annabel Anderson (5x Carolina)
3rd: Karla Gilbert (5x 12 Towers)
3rd: Connor Baxter (5x OluKai)
7th: Danny Ching (4x BOP Distance)
8th: Bart de Zwart (3x 11 City Tour)
8th: Danny Ching (3x Carolina)
8th: Sonni Honscheid (3x Molokai)
8th: Sonni Honscheid (3x Lost Mills)
8th: Connor Baxter (3x PPGs)
8th: Travis Baptiste (3x Molokai stock)
8th: Fiona Wylde (3x Gorge Downwinder) *

* streak is still alive

 

Which winning streaks am I missing? Leave a comment on Facebook if you know some more (at least 3x), and check back tomorrow morning for another healthy serving of Brekkie Bites.