Connor Baxter In His Own Words: Recap Of The “Iceberg Lake” SUP Race In Patagonia

Connor Baxter - PatagoniaUnless you’ve been living under a rock, you’d know by now that Connor Baxter won the Aragas Magallanes Paddle Challenge in Patagonia last week, getting one back on his rival Kai Lenny and taking an early lead in the 2013 Stand Up World Series rankings.

Well you’ve seen the results, checked out the awesome photos and watched the video highlights, but now here’s your chance to hear the full event recap in Connor’s own words…   → READ MORE

VIDEO: Connor Baxter Beats Kai Lenny @ The Magallanes Paddle Challenge

2013 Magallanes Paddle Challenge videoSome more great footage from last weeks’s Aragas Magallanes Paddle Challenge. This is the clip of Day 2, which featured the sprint races and the crowning of the overall event champion.

After Kai Lenny won Day 1 in Patagonia, his arch rival Connor Baxter had all the work to do. The Starboard superstar stepped it up though, taking out the sprint race and setting up a tie-breaker showdown with Kai. Click through to see what happened next…   → READ MORE

WATCH: SUP Racing Amongst Icebergs In Patagonia

Video SUP Race PatagoniaCheck out some crazy footage from last week’s Aragas Magallanes Paddle Challenge in the beautiful wilderness of Patagonia, where paddlers were literally dodging icebergs as they raced.

This is the video of Day 1, when Kai Lenny knocked off Connor Baxter in the Distance Race and newly-crowned ISA World Champ Casper Steinfath came home in third. Click through to watch the full clip…   → READ MORE

Connor Baxter Wins The Stand Up World Series Season Opener On The Epic Iceberg Lake (UPDATED)

SUP Race in PatagoniaConnor Baxter has just WON the inaugural Aragas Magallanes Paddle Challenge, defeating his arch rival Kai Lenny in the beautiful wilderness of Patagonia, Chile.

Connor didn’t have it all his own way though, with Kai taking out the Long Distance race on Day 1 of this $20,000 event, which also serves as the first stop of the 2013 Stand Up World Series. Wearing the yellow jersey after his victory last year, Kai battled with Connor right across Lago Gray (“Grey Lake”), the epic, iceberg-filled host of yesterday’s race. But despite Connor leading early, the young Naish star was able to break away in the final stages of the 13 mile race to take the win and start the 2013 Series the same way he finished 2012.

This weekend’s SUP racing enjoyed an insanely cool backdrop (pun intended), with glaciers, icebergs and steep mountains rising up all around the paddlers. So click through for more photos of the action plus the full race results…   → READ MORE

One Paddler Is Going To Walk Away With $9,000 This Weekend…

Magallanes PaddleChallengeWe’re just 72 hours away from what is guaranteed to be the coolest SUP race of the year (pun intended), the Aragas “Magallanes Paddle Challenge” in Patagonia, Chile.

This is the first stop of the 2013 Stand Up World Series, which is clearly jumping in at the deep end as paddlers will battle for $20,000 in a ridiculously awesome location. But here’s the coolest part: 45% of that $20k goes to the winner, meaning one paddler will walk away with $9,000 in their hands. Not bad for a weekend’s work…    → READ MORE

Magallanes Paddle Challenge Promo Vid: Coolest Race Of The Year? (No Pun Intended…)

SUP Race in PatagoniaWatch this teaser vid for what is set to be one of the coolest SUP races of the year (no pun intended…). The 2013 Magallanes Paddle Challenge is happening next week in the wild Southern region of Chile, on a lake that’s filled with icebergs and surrounded by crazy mountains.

It’s not the first place that comes to mind when you think SUP racing, but it’s definitely going to provide a dramatic backdrop for some of the world’s fastest paddlers…   → READ MORE

2013 World Series Set To Start With A Bang: Top Paddlers, Top Prize Money And… Icebergs

Magallanes Paddle Challenge PatagoniaThe 2013 Stand Up World Series is kicking off next month with a major (and very unique) new SUP race: The Magallanes Paddle Challenge in Patagonia, Chile.

Basic info about this event leaked a few months ago and recently we saw the epic event poster, but now all the details are out and it looks pretty awesome. The event is set in an incredibly unique location, has $20,000 in prize money and offers something not a whole lotta races can lay claim to: Icebergs. How cool is that?   → READ MORE

The Magallanes Paddle Challenge (aka Best SUP Race Poster Ever)

Magallanes Paddle ChallengeIt’s not often that an event poster on its own is news-worthy, but I reckon this promo piece for next month’s Magallanes Paddle Challenge makes the cut. The event is happening March 14th-17th in Chile and will be the opening race of the 2013 Stand Up World Series.

While the World Series had more than its fair share of ups and downs in 2012, this year’s schedule looks promising, and as the first event of the year, the $20,000 Magallanes Paddle Challenge will go a long way towards setting the tone for the rest of the season. Hopefully it’s a success and builds momentum for the remainder of 2013, because one thing the World Series is definitely doing is pushing the boundaries of SUP racing. This poster sums it up perfectly…

Just look at it: A giant iceberg sitting in a lake. A Stand Up Paddler that looks like an ant in comparison. All happening in the wilds of Patagonia. It’s not your average flat water SUP race…   → READ MORE

2013 Magallanes SUP Challenge

The word is out about one of the first stops of the 2013 Stand Up World Series. The Magallanes SUP Challenge will be held early next year at “Glacier Bay” in Patagonia (Chile). As the pic suggests, the location is pretty insane, with giant icebergs floating around courtesy of a glacier coming down off the surrounding mountains.

Click through for more details…   → READ MORE