Weekly Recap 11/14/2017



Welcome to the Supconnect Weekly Recap, our countdown of the Top 5 biggest news, reviews, interviews and features surrounding the world of Stand Up Paddleboarding. If you’ve got anything newsworthy, weird or worth reading about, don’t be shy to share the scoop with us via e-mail. 

5. SUP Tail Design Explained


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Heat Score – 63

Have you ever wondered why the tail of your paddle board is flat and square while the ones down the beach have rounded tails? There is a reason for the different tail shapes, and it’s not just cosmetic. A SUP’s tail shape is integrally tied to how the board is designed to perform. So if you’re shopping for a new paddle board, it is worth paying attention to the shape of the tail. Read more HERE.






4. Paddle Boarding The Mighty 790-Mile Ottawa River

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Heat Score – 74

Paul Gauvreau tells his story of becoming the first to paddle board the 790-mile mighty Ottawa River. With 14 hydro-electric dams, over 60 rapids and waterfalls, 45+ portages (mostly through untracked bush) his tent, dry food, survival kit and stand up paddle board is all he needed. Read more HERE.


3. Overall APP World Champions Crowned for 2017

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Heat Score – 81

After a long year of both SUP surfing and racing on the APP World Tour the overall champions have been crowned. Say hello to your Overall APP World Champions for 2017…CLICK HERE


2. Winter SUPing: How To Stay Warm In Frigid Temperatures

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Heat Score – 87

As winter settles rubber thickens and sessions tend to get shorter. After surfing for over 10 years on frigid water (literally frigid) Igor Goni has managed to basket some tricks here and there which have helped him extend his time in the water regardless the season. Here are some tips on how to stay warm while stand up paddling in frigid temperatures. Read HERE.

1. 20 SUP Brands Worth Following On Instagram

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Heat Score – 92

We love that brands share their awesome content on Instagram for all of us to see because you best believe we have been looking! Below we’ve made a list of our favorite stand up paddle board brands that we think are worth following on Instagram. Check it out HERE.

Photo Of The Week

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Photo via: Samo Laharnar

Description: Way beyond in Soča Valley, Slovenia.

If you’d like to be selected for Photo Of The Week, enter via the Supconnect Photo of the Year Contest. 

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