Weekly Recap 5/15/2018



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. Surfer Nutrition: What to Eat to Catch the Perfect Waves

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Heat Score – 65

Most people believe that to improve your paddling, all you have to do is practice. Stand up paddling requires high amounts of stamina, energy and muscle function. Without them, this can mean the difference between missing the best waves of the day and winning the competition. Learn more HERE.





4. Baxter is Back & Honscheid Continues Streak at Kerama Blue Cup

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Heat Score – 72

A dozen of the world’s best paddlers stood on the start line alongside Japan’s finest, with grey skies and light rain greeting competitors Saturday morning after a week of blue skies and warm weather. The overcast weather was quite welcome though, as it turned down the temperature and gave athletes respite from the island’s infamous heat and humidity. The race course featured flat water, sidewind and downwind as the course weaved through the tropical islands of Zamami. Read the full recap HERE.

3. Paddle Boarding Tri An Lake, Vietnam

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Heat Score – 78

Tri An Lake is a man-made lake but exudes natural beauty with its spectacular display of the sun, sky and wind. It could very well pass off as a work of nature. Explore this destination HERE.

2. Nominations Underway for 9th Annual Supconnect Awards

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Heat Score – 86

Ahead of the official launch of the 9th Annual Supconnect Editor’s Choice Awards Supconnect has begun to gather nominations for all categories. Categories include: Man of the Year, Woman of the Year, Grom of the Year and Gear of the Year, among others. More details HERE.

1. Best Beginner Stand Up Paddle Boards 2018

best beginner standup paddle board 2018

Heat Score – 96

After personally paddling, weighing, and thoroughly testing 110+ boards, our expert staff has selected the best beginner stand up paddle board 2018 models. These are designated by the “A” grade and organized by categories (inflatable, all-around, touring, etc). See the boards HERE.

Photo Of The Week

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Photo via: Paul Koster 

Description: Late evening workout in the Sumner surf..

Location: Sumner Beach, Christchurch, New Zealand

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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