Connor Baxter Gives You The Low Down On Winning The Mormaii 27 Mile Paillo Express.
The humble fifteen year old Men’s marathon stand up paddler Connor Baxter gives us the low down on his winning strategy for the Men’s Mormaii 27 Mile Paillo Express.
Hey Connor, how’s the weather over there today?
“Well, it’s been alright today, for Maui. I’ve been getting out paddling non-stop and enjoying it.”
Not many teenagers are winning men’s Paddle Board Marathon’s, what was your strategy for the Mormaii Paillo Express?
“Train and have the right mindset you have to know that you are going to make it and once you get out there and its making to… paddle once or twice a day and every Tuesday and Thursday at the gym. Working the core muscles for this sport; chest, arms, legs they are what is making it happen.”
“It’s also about having the right people in your support boat. They are with you the whole time they are the inspiration to not slow down and to keep paddling. You have to have perfect people in the boat it keeps your mind off of how soar you are after three and a half hours.”
Winning the Mormaii-Paillo Paddle Board Express must’ve been a great feeling. Take the readers through what it feels like to be crossing the finish line:
“I crossed the finish line with no one in front of me and I had done it. After crossing the line I just jumped in the water and begin cooling down. I found a place to sit down and drink plenty of water and Hammer Recoverite Gel.”
Congratulations are definitely in order for our 15 year old Starboard paddleboard pro Connor Baxter’s first place finish in the Mormaii 27 Mile Pialolo Express, Stand Up Paddle Board Marathon.
Head over to our main site and check out the write up on his win here. Also you’ll find all the information for paddleboard results posted over at Pacific Sport Events & Timing.