Connor Baxter Downwind Foiling POV

Connor Baxter Downwind Foiling POV

The SUP world is buzzing this week following Connor Baxter’s narrow escape from a vicious shark attack while downwind foiling on the Maliko Run. A 10-foot tiger shark latched onto his foil and would not let go until Baxter repeatedly hit the shark with his paddle. While this video of Baxter does not contain any footage of the shark attack, it does paint a picture of what downwind foiling looks and sounds like from the paddler’s perspective. Most notably, listen to how quiet it gets once the board lifts out of the water. It certainly looks like fun, but questions now loom about the safety of foiling following Baxter’s terrifying encounter.

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