ROGUE_RECAP ep.06: OluKai craziness
On this week's Rogue Recap: The crazy OluKai race on Maui, Connor Baxter's return to form, Sonni Honscheid's continue dominance, and the latest from The Paddle League …plus a special guest cameo lol // Rogue SUP
Posted by SUP Racer on Thursday, May 3, 2018
On this week’s Rogue Recap: Crazy conditions for OluKai, return to form for Connor Baxter, and can anyone catch Sonni Honscheid?!
And if you missed it, check out last week’s Carolina Cup debrief with Mo Freitas and Fernando Stalla.
Thanks to the legends at Rogue for supporting what we do
In brief: Tahitian dark horse Enzo Bennett and East Coast America’s #1 export Seychelle have claimed the Key West Classic in Florida this afternoon.
Seychelle outlasted Aussie powerhouse Terrene Black, while Enzo eclipsed Brazilian ultra dark horse Eri Tenorio and Key West veteran Larry Cain to claim the win in record time. → READ MORE
It’s another big weekend for The Paddle League with three stops around the world, including a World Tour specialty event on Maui, a classic event in Florida and the new one in Italy.
The headline event is certainly the 10th Annual OluKai Ho’olaule’a, where a pretty big chunk of the world’s best will be praying for favourable winds along the world famous Maliko downwind run (Friday night update: the wind isn’t looking great but there should be a few bumps out there).
The support acts are the classic Key West Classic, an event that’s been going longer than just about any other and which has become a staple of the regional calendar, while the third piece of the triple header weekend is the Florence Paddle Games, a new event that’s quickly attracted a lot of interest in Italy.
The Paddle League will have rolling updates all weekend via Instagram Stories and Facebook page.
In brief: Vinnicius Martins from Team JP Australia has taken out the Key West Classic for the second time in 12 months, outlasting Olympic veteran Larry Cain after nearly two hours of paddling around the windswept 12-mile course.
With the Florida Keys producing its signature bumpy conditions for the 20th annual edition of this classic race, the ever-smiling Brazilian showed that his top six finish at Carolina last week was no fluke, with Vinni pulling away from the field to not only take out the SUP division but also beat home every one of the outrigger paddlers. → READ MORE
Vinnicius Martins from Brazil has taken out the 19th Annual Key West Classic in Florida today, conquering the grueling 12 mile course to defeat Kelly Margetts and Larry Cain.
The JP Australia team rider rebounded from a disappointing finish at Carolina last week, crossing the line ahead of Kelly, who finished top five at Carolina and was our pre-race Key West favourite, and Larry, who was the two-time defending champion at this event. → READ MORE
We’re still coming down from the high of Carolina, but there’s no time to rest as the paddling world heads straight into another big weekend of racing. From the Key West Classic in Florida to the big downwind showdown on Maui, there will be plenty of results to keep track of on Saturday.
Here’s a quick preview and a few not-so-bold predictions… → READ MORE