Baxter wins SUP World Cup title

First photo: Pukalani stand-up paddler Connor Baxter smiles after taking the SUP World Cup overall title Sunday in Scharbeutz, Germany. Baxter won the distance race after placing third in the sprint event Saturday. Lincoln Dews of Australia was second overall, finishing fourth in distance after a sprint victory. The World Cup did not count toward the Association of Paddlesurf Professionals season standings — the tour posted on its website that delays in the arrival of boards for some competitors meant the event would be considered independent of the APP season. Baxter, a two-time world champion, is tied with Mo Freitas of Oahu atop the season rankings. Second photo: Baxter heads toward the finish line. / GEORGIA SCHOFIELD photos