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. Paddle Boarding Oregon, U.S.A
Heat Score – 66
Located in the heart of the beautiful Pacific Northwest, Oregon boasts a large collection of bodies of water and a myriad of environmental conditions to accompany them. What this means to a paddler is that flexibility in destinations, and knowing where the hidden gems are located, can make the difference between a picturesque day paddle and a grueling seven mile upwind grind back to your vehicle. Read more about this destination HERE.
4. Vladivostok Community Sets SUP Parade World Record
Heat Score – 70
On September 10, 2017, people of the Vladivostok SUP community came together to participate in a massive mile-long SUP parade off the coast of the Sea of Japan in an attempt to set a new world record. One by one, participants crossed the start line, headed down to the beach, and began paddling out on the water, creating one long parade of paddlers along the picturesque shoreline. Read more about the record-breaking event HERE.
3. SUP Training Guide by Jeramie Vaine
Heat Score – 77
Welcome to our new Athlete Training Program series. We are chatting with some of the fastest, strongest, and most fit SUP athletes in the world to find out what feeds their paddle engines. From their paddle routines and cross-training habits to diet regimens, recipes, and more, these athletes share the details of their daily grind. Next up, we have SUP racer, instructor, and yogi Jeramie Vaine. Read his training guide HERE.
2. 5 Places Worth Paddling in Cold Weather
Heat Score – 84
When thinking of stand up paddling many imagine the warm, clear waters of somewhere tropical like Hawaii, Tahiti, or Florida as the perfect, most beautiful places to get on a SUP and explore. While there is no doubt that the places listed above are dreamy, there are places farther away from the equator that require a bit more than wearing just a bikini or board shorts but are still breathtakingly beautiful when paddling around. Here are five places to paddle in colder climates that are worth that extra layer or two of clothing and braving the cold. Read HERE.
1. SUP’s Most Inspirational Performances in 2017
Heat Score – 96
Each year in any sport there are a number of athletes and performances that stand apart from the others. Whether it’s a comeback from behind, world record or dominating performance these achievements don’t go unnoticed. In 2017 there were incredible performances and feats that we didn’t know were possible. Here we list the top 10 most inspirational athletes and performances of 2017. Check it out HERE.
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