Baxter claims APP world title

Connor Baxter

Connor Baxter of Pukalani clinched his second straight Association of Paddlesurf Professionals racing world title, and third overall, at the Red Bull Heavy Water in San Francisco on Oct. 20.

Baxter placed ninth in the 7.5-mile race with a time of 1 hour, 33 minutes, 7 seconds, one spot ahead of Oahu’s Mo Freitas (1:36:20), the season runner-up.

Denmark’s Casper Steinfath won the race in 1:15:01.