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Connor Baxter is crowned 2014 World Champion after an epic year of racing

Halie Harrison secures the overall event win in the women series

Wednesday 15 October 2014Redaction SSS [Source RP]

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Connor Baxter (Starboard) came into the World Series Finals at Turtle Bay relaxed and happy, with all the pressure off having already secured the World Title in the penultimate event of the year in Huntington Beach California.

Deciding not to take part in the long distance, he did step up for the sprints, looking one of the fastest off the starts in every heat. He made it in the final, in the end finishing in 6th place.

Connor has been on the brink of a Title these past few years, just falling short against arch rival Kai Lenny (Naish) in 2012 and 13. However, this year, he was not takling any chances, methodically working his way through the year and securing enough event wins to secure the Title in advance of the Finals. In the end, it was an incredibly close affair, with Kai having two wins and Connor 3, but, Connor did do it in style, closing the door in Huntington Beach and finally able to secure the well deserved Title in 2014

Halie Harrison secures the overall event win in the women series

Halie Harrison shows incredible skill to win the World Series sprints to cap off a great weekend for the Hawaiian born athlete, taking the overall win at the 2014 World Series Finals.

Dominating his way through the World Series Sprints, Halie Harrison was unbeaten on Day 2 at Turtle Bay. Winning her Round one heat the 20 year old wasn’t fazed by some challenging conditions and showed class and maturity to storm to victory amongst some of the worlds best female athletes.

Winning each round comfortably she showed great board control and used her surfing background to cut clear lines out through the surf Surf #Surf around the buoys and ride them into the finish line. She demonstrated that she is a world class athlete, as she continues to go from strength to strength proving that she will be a serious force in 2015.

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Stand Up World Series 2014

Top 10 Men

  • 1. Zane Schweitzer (Starboard): HI
  • 2. Kai Lenny (Hawaii)
  • 3. Mo Freitas (Hawaii)
  • 4. Jake Jensen (Australie)
  • 5. Zane Schweitzer (Hawaii)
  • 6. Casper Steinfath (Danemark)
  • 7. Eric Terrien (France)
  • 8. Leonard Nika (Italie)
  • 9. Kody Kerbox (Hawaii)
  • 10. Dylan Frick (AfSud)

Top 10 Women: Sprint Racing, World Series Finals

  1. Halie Harrison: HI
  2. Lina Augaitis: CAN
  3. Keale Dorries: AUS
  4. Sonni Honscheid: GER
  5. Lara Claydon (Starboard): HI
  6. Fiona Wylde: USA
  7. Rachel Bruntsch: HI
  8. Angela Jackson (Fanatic): AUS
  9. Talia Decoite: HI
  10. Kelsa Gabehart: USA

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