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. ISA Ramps Up SUP Coaching Initiatives Ahead of 2020 Olympics
Heat Score – 62
As Surfing approaches two years until its Olympic debut at the Tokyo 2020 Summer Games, the International Surfing Association (ISA) has ramped up the development of its coaching and instructing initiatives to help promote the worldwide growth of Surfing and Stand Up Paddling (SUP), particularly in non-traditional surfing nations. Read more HERE.
4. The Paddle League Joins Together 50 Races and Unifies SUP Racing
Heat Score – 74
The Paddle League has revealed “stage two” of its plan to help unify the sport, bringing together 41 regional events across 24 nations in a bid to provide a more stable foundation for the future of stand up paddling. Read more HERE.
3. Four Core Reasons to SUP
Heat Score – 82
Most people jump on a Stand Up Paddle (SUP) to reap the benefits of being outside in nature, getting their heart rate up and having fun. ust being out on the water is a huge part of the allure of Stand Up Paddling, but what if I told you there is also a big gain to your core simply by standing on your SUP?! By simply balancing on the water and paddling through the water and waves, Stand Up Paddle Boarding is a huge core workout. To get a bit more into this we have to learn a touch about our core muscles. Read more HERE.
2. 5 Reasons Tahiti Is The Perfect Place To Paddle Board
Heat Score – 89
We all dream of an exotic vacation packed with relaxation, sunshine, and the warm water of the tropics. We see photos of crystal-clear water with beautiful mountainous backdrops and think to ourselves what it would be like to be in a place that perfect. Tahiti is a place where these dreams and thoughts are a reality. We here at Supconnect agree that Tahiti stands out as one of the ideal places to paddle board. HERE are five reasons why.
1. Marcus Hansen and Sonni Honscheid Victorious at Air France Paddle Festival
Heat Score – 94
The Air France Paddle Festival took Tahiti by storm, with one of the most intense races the sport has seen. Around 300 paddlers came out to participate in the 8k Lagoon Race, 24k Elite Race, and 4k Fun Race, alongside a huge crowd of local supporters from the community that joined in on the action. Read the full recap HERE.
Photo Of The Week
Photo via: Mirta Dopsa
Description: Like the sun, I’ll be back again…Mirta Dopsa on her Jimmy Lewis Paddle Board. Photo Credit: Ali Stevens
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